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Youth Composition Competition with $1,000 Scholarship Prize

Becky Chaffee

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Published: September 2, 2014 at 10:33 PM [UTC]

ViolettesbyBecky 2nd Annual Youth Composition Competition & Songwriters Contest

This year we have obtained a $1,000 scholarship for our senior first place Composition prize! So please help Violettes by Becky spread the word.

Register to participate by Dec. 1, 2014 at There is a $10 entry fee.* This year there will be separate categories for composition and songwriter entries. Each will be divided into 2 age levels for judging and prizes. Thanks to sponsors Performers Music in Chicago, Sheet Music Plus, and JW Pepper Sheet Music for gift certificate donations. Thanks to our awesome volunteer judges! (See blogs at ViolettesbyBecky for Spotlights on Judges and Sponsors, and complete prize listing).

Composition Theme: Being Me Now!

A song is sometimes the melody, sometimes the lyrics and sometimes the heart. However your song comes thru, let it fly. Share your reflections and introspections.

1. Entries must be amateur composers/songwriters who are ages 10 thru 17 on Feb. 14, 2015. For judging, Junior Division will be ages 10 thru 14 and, Senior Division will be ages 15 thru 17.
2. Compositions/Songs must be between two and five minutes in length.
3. Collaborative work accepted (partner must be in same age group). It will be the responsibility of the entry writer to divide the prize. No songs under professional contract may be entered.
4. Submissions must consist of a score, and an MP-3 (or MP-4 or Memory Stick) or video.
5. Top 30 entries in each division will be judged by two independent professional musicians. Students of judges may not enter. (In the case of over 30 entries in a division, Violettes will use a committee to choose the top 30).
6. Register to enter by December 1, 2014.
7. Compositions/Songs are due by February 14, 2015. Submit to Violettes "Contact us" email.
8. Winners will be announced on April 15, 2015.
9. Registering for the competition means that you agree that your work is original and that you hold all rights to the composition/song.
10. Entry constitutes permission to use winner's names, likenesses, and voices for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.
11. Submission constitutes entrant's agreement to release, indemnify and hold harmless Violettes and judges from and against any claim, including, without limitation, of copyright infringement or other misappropriation, arising from any acts or omissions in connection with the contest or its operation.

**** If you know a young talented musician who would benefit from a Composition Mentor who would not otherwise enter this competition, please contact us.

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