2017 Cincinnati Camerata Composition Prize

Cincinnati Camerata announces the opening of its 2017 Composition Prize


  • Score submission: must be received by Friday December 15th 2017 by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • Announcement of winner(s) on the website: Monday January 15, 2018

Guidelines for 2017

  • One score per composer per entry.
  • Anonymous submission. Your name may not appear anywhere in the submitted score!
  • Entry fee of $25 must be paid online through PayPal (no checks). The fee covers administrative costs of running the prize program. The fee must be received by the submission deadline for your work to be considered.
  • Mixed choir (SATB), maximum divisi SSAATTBB.
  • Unaccompanied. Please provide a piano reduction. Recordings or MIDI are welcome but not required.
  • Texts may be sacred or secular.
  • Letter of permission from copyright owner absolutely must accompany any submissions using texts not in the public domain (yes, we check all texts!) No exceptions.
  • Duration: no longer than 5 minutes.


  • Applicants may be of any nationality and age.
  • Pieces may have been previously performed, but not published.

$500 First Prize. A Second Prize ($250) may also be awarded when merited. However, the jury also reserves the right to not award any prizes when submissions are not deemed of sufficient quality or conformance to guidelines.

Depending on season programming and time commitments, the Camerata may also perform winning compositions live in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Alternatively, the Camerata may choose to record a winning composition, in which case the winning composer would be provided with a digital copy of the final recording.

Submission Guidelines
Complete entry guidelines and information about past winners are located on the Cincinnati Camerata website at: www.cincinnaticamerata.com. Questions: ellen.harrison@uc.edu.

15 Dec 2017
U.S. Dollar (USD)