Our carol competition
Every year SWCS runs a Carol Competition where we invite young composers from all our local schools, both primary and secondary, to write their own music for a carol in whatever style they choose, which can then be put forward into the competition. We have two classes, one for 7-11 year olds [Y3-6] and one for 11-18 year olds [Y7-13]. We offer prizes for each class and in order to inspire our young composers and their schools, we try to offer an exciting prize which will both stimulate their creativity and widen their musical awareness.
Since its inception the competition has proved very popular and the lucky winners have enjoyed some excellent prizes. Recent awards, donated by the Society, have included tickets to musicals – 'Phantom of the Opera' and 'Les Miserables,' - in London, and others, such as 'Annie' and 'The Wizard of Oz', in more local venues. There are also additional prizes of vouchers and tokens. The winning carols are broadcast on BBC Radio Cambridge on the Sunday morning following the 'Spirit of Christmas' concert.
Individual entries from young composers who live in the Uttlesford district are very welcome. Why not be inspired and compose a carol for next year? We look forward to receiving your entries.
Could you be our next winner?
Further information about entry forms, and helpful hints on composition, are available from our Carol Competition Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org