Just like our readers, Musicworks has curious ears . . . and eyes. Our seventh annual juried Electronic Music Composition and Sonic Geography Writing contests are open, and we can’t wait to discover new literary and musical talent. The first, second, and third-place winners of each contest receive a cash prize and a boost in the pages of Musicworks magazine and on musicworks.ca.
 

Make Some Noise with your Electronic Music Composition

We are vibrating with anticipation at the prospect of listening to the 2017 entries—be they acousmatic, electroacoustic, IDM, glitch, microsound, video music,  turntable art! Maximum length of each entry is 10 minutes. Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only. 
 

Explore Your World in our Sonic Geography Writing Contest

The streetcars of Vienna. A mountain range in Spain. The sweet, lonesome aria of a songbird. These are some of the sounds found in Sonic Geography, our regular essay column. Choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet. You have 500 words to describe how sound shapes your experience. Accepted file types: PDF only.
 
The Electronic Music Composition and “Sonic Geography” Writing contests close October 27, 2017.
 
Your $25 entry free includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks. Already a subscriber? Then put your one-year credit towards an extension of your subscription or a gift subscription for a friend! Contact [email protected] for details.
 

Visit past winners to get your creative juices flowing or head directly to the contest page for the complete lowdown on eligibility, assessment criteria and prize details.