Commonwealth Music Competition 2018
Music for Peace & Development

10 December 2018: Launch competitions
11 December 2018: Registration opens – requirements sent
11 March 2019: Competition entries can be submitted
3 June 2019: Competition entries closes
23 September 2019: Formal announcement of result on the
Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir Facebook Page

Commonwealth Music Competition 2018

1. The competition is open to all nationals of any Commonwealth country.
2. The entry will be an original composition lasting between 3 and 5 minutes.
3. Only one entry per entrant will be allowed.
4. The entry can be in any music style, type or genre and can be for any combination or size of group of instruments and/or voices.
5. The theme of the competition is 70th anniversary of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)* and the judges will take into account how the entrant has reflected this in their entry.

* UDHR is a historic document that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its third session on 10 December 1948 as Resolution 217 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France.

6. The entrant will need to explain how their music entry has been inspired by the 70th anniversary of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the Commonwealth Music Partnership theme: “Music for Peace and Development.
7. The entrant will provide 500 words showing why music is important in their community.
8. The prize is:
  • Recording of the winning entry by CYO
  • Commonwealth Gala Concert performance of the winning entry
  • 12-month role as a Commonwealth Music Ambassador

To register: Commonwealth Music Competition 2018 Registration