The nationwide BBC Young Composer competition 2021 is now open!

This is an annual competition for 12 to 18 year olds across the UK who create their own original music. The winners will participate in a tailored development programme, working with a mentor composer on a project with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

You may not think of yourself as a composer, but if you love to create your own original music, and are bursting with creativity, originality, and potential, then we’re here to tell you that you are!

They’re looking for musically-minded people aged 12-18 of all technical ability, backgrounds, and musical influences!

Entries will be judged in three categories:

Lower Junior Category (age 12-14): for those aged between 12 and 14 at the closing date.

Upper Junior Category (age 15-16): for those aged 15 and 16 at the closing date.

Senior Category (age 17-18): for those aged 17 and 18 at the closing date.

The closing date for entries to the competition is 5pm on Monday 28 June 2021.

Click HERE for more information, and to apply.