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 Sounds of Children's Rights
Summary:Competition for Young Composers
Deadline: 15 July 2019
Date Posted: 08 May 2019
Details: Young musicians born after July 15, 2001 are invited by the Austrian Federal Chancel- lery, Department for Families and Youth, to participate in the International Composition Contest “Sounds of Children’s Rights” .

There are two age groups for composition submissions:
• age 10–14
• age 15–18

Submitted musical works should be created especially for the contest.
Each participant may only submit one composition, which must be submitted in full (not in part).
The submitted compositions must not have been publicly performed and/or broadcast in any way or published online.

Challenge – contest tasks
Young musicians are invited to participate in the International Composition Contest “Sounds of Children’s Rights” with the submission of a self-composed piece in one of the two following categories:

Category I:
Classical composition with up to five of the following instruments:
Violin | Viola | Violoncello | Flute | Oboe | Clarinet |
Bassoon | Horn | Trumpet | Trombone | Tuba | Piano
The composition must be submitted by the contestant in the form of a handwritten score (scan) or a computer music notation (Sibelius, Finale, jpeg, PDF). The indicative playtime of the composition should be between 3 – 7 minutes.

Category II:
Band composition with a maximum of five of the following elements: Vocals | Brass | Strings | Electric Guitar | Electric bass |
Keyboard / Piano | Drum Set
The band composition must be uploaded as an MP3. A handwritten score or computer music notation is desirable, but not required.

The self-composed piece must musically portray one of the following:
• the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a whole,
• one single children’s rights subject (free of choice) or
• several children’s rights topics (free choice).