Entries are now open for the 2020 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha.

The purpose of the award is to recognize and reward creativity, excellence and inspiration in music composition by a New Zealander. The award, consisting of a trophy and cash prize of $3000, has been presented at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards since 1998.

Read more about the opportunity, past winners and finalists with their works here. Visit APRA’s website to find out more about the Silver Scroll Awards.

Composers who are members of APRA and who are residents or citizens of New Zealand are invited to enter up to two works which have been premiered in the past twelve months. Pieces may have been premiered publicly, recorded for radio broadcast or by a recognised recording label for distribution, or performed by a professional orchestra in a professional development situation. Works can be for solo, chamber, ensemble, choral, opera, orchestral, electro-acoustic, taonga pūoro or any combination of these including Te Reo Māori.

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music convenes a jury to select three finalists whose entry shows outstanding compositional excellence and inspiration.

The winning work should be able to be promoted here and overseas as an outstanding example of composition.

Entries close on 31 May 2020.

Fill in the entry form here, where you can also find the Terms and Conditions for entries.