Five separate categories are open to female/non-binary persons, who may submit a composition in one of the following genres: Indigenous (the composer must identify as a First Peoples’ person); Classical, Games, Film or Jazz.   ​


The composition must be original and never previously performed in public.

​A sample of the piece of at least three minutes’ duration may be submitted to the competition; the final winning composition must be no less than seven minutes and no more than ten minutes in duration.

The composition must be scored for keyboard, flute, cello and percussion.    

The composition must be presented as a written score, uploaded as pdf and sent to info@womeninmusicfestival.net along with your details (name, education background and anything about the composition you would like the judges to know) by the due date.


The winner of each composition category will be mentored for three hours in total by a composition mentor nominated by the Festival, as a part of the winner’s prize.


The composer gives written permission for the piece to be performed during the Festival at a time and place to be decided by the judging panel.

​The composer gives written permission for the piece to be broadcast in any medium nominated by the judging panel.

The decision of the judging panel is final and no correspondence regarding the winning pieces will be entered into.


​A $1000 prize will be awarded in each category, plus three hours (total) mentoring.  The judging panel reserve the right to withhold awarding a prize in any category.


Submissions open on 1 November 2019 and close at midnight on 3 January 2020.

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