The  Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition is looking for piano pieces written for children and young adults which, although limited in their technical difficulty, remain uncompromising in their artistic aim; pieces written with a contemporary compositional technique which offer the young student stimulus, insight and new experiences: experiences about oneself and the world in which we live.

Conditions for Participation

  • The competition is open to all composers born after August 15th, 1978.
  • Participants who were awarded prizes in 2010, 2013 and 2016 are no longer eligible to enter.
  • The submitted (piano) score should be composed for this competition.
  • The composition must not be older than three years and should not have been performed privately or publicly, copied, distributed, broadcasted or made accessible on the internet.
  • Each composer may submit only one score in its entirety and not in part.
All entries must be postmarked no later than August 15th, 2018. 
The prize money totals 10,000 Euros.

For more information, please visit the website here.
You can also find below the pdf of the Competition: