The Paul Lowin Prizes are known as one of the Australia’s richest prizes for music composition. Since 1991, its history of winning and highly commended works tells a powerful story of the skill and creativity of Australian composers and marks the wide breadth of contemporary musical expression.
Orchestral Prize – $25,000
The Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize encompasses works scored for modern chamber or symphony orchestra of at least 30 players and at least 15 independent lines. Works must be of not less than 12-15 minutes in duration. The work may include instrumental or vocal soloists and/or choral, elecronically produced or pre-recorded elements.
Song Cycle Prize – $15,000
The Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize encompasses music suitable for chamber ensemble, using no more tha 1-8 independent vocal lines, and may be accompanied by up to 10 instrumental players. The text of the work must have a unifying theme. The composer and the author may or may not be the same people, and the author of the text is not eligible for the prize.
Guidelines and Submission
For full competition guidelines and entry form, please visit: https://bit.ly/39I7Uvp