Thursday, July 29, 2021

Rules (to be updated for 2020)

  • Three age groups
    • Group 1: 15 and younger
    • Group 2: 16-18 years old
    • Group 3: 19 and older
  • Original Compositions Only (no arrangements, no old compositions – must be composed for this competition)
  • For 2 – 8 Trombones
  • 2:30 – 7:30 Duration (15 and younger, any length accepted, though must abide to qualify for all-around winner.)
  • Deadline: TBD for 2020

To Enter

  • Send The Following To “”
    • Age Group
    • Composition Title
    • PDF of Score & Parts
    • Recording or MIDI audio as .mp3 file
    • Composer Photo


Each age group will award top places, and for the final round all the top compositions will be submitted to judges without age group restrictions to award a winner of the all-around prize. (Our first composition competition winner was 14 years old!!)

  • 1st Place in Each Age Group – Website Feature
  • 1st Place All-Around – $250, YouTube Performance, Website Feature
  • 2nd/3rd Place All-Around – YouTube Performance (potential), Website Feature
  • All Placements – Website Feature


Submissions in each age group will be ranked by a panel of judges on general quality and potential for programming in universities and public. The finalists will be announced [TBD for 2020], all of the age group finalists mixed, and an all-around winner will be awarded. The final results will be released on [TBD for 2020]. Judges’ sheets will not be made available. This is done in order to make sure the competition stays free to all.