Kansas Soundscapes Music Competition Deadline

Apr 21 2018 - 6:00pm

Kansas Soundscapes 5th annual Music Composition and Songwriting Contest $200 in prizes

Do you have the melody of the world's next great music composition piece buzzing around in your head?

If your favorite type of music is jazz, classical, rock and roll, pop, or any other type of music, this is the contest for you.

The Winfield Arts & Humanities Council has announced its fourth annual Kansas Soundscapes Composition Contest, designed to promote new pieces of music and encourage new scores by underrepresented composers of all levels. Contest limited to Kansas residents only.

2 Categories:
1)  Formal – includes new age, jazz, classical, choral, chamber, orchestral, etc. Requires a written score with an optional recording.  
2) Song-writing – includes folk, bluegrass, country western, pop, rap, rock, etc.  Requires a recording with optional written score.

Composers of all ages are invited to submit original music compositions between four and six minutes in length with notated score. Entrants may submit entries by a) mailing entry form and CD with name of composition on disc only without composer name; b) downloading entry form (found on website winfieldarts.org) and email submission in mp3 format with contact information to process entry fee; or c) submitting entry on WAHC website at winfieldarts.org. The deadline for competition is February 24, 2018. Winners will be announced by March 23, 2018. Registration fee is $10 per entry. You may enter as many scores and CD’s as you wish. Each entry must be an original and no arrangements. DO NOT SEND YOUR ONLY COPY AND DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE SCORE or CD, ONLY ON THE ENTRY FORM. Winners will be judged by musicians, composers, and musical dignitaries. Winners will perform their winning pieces at a reception held on April 21, 2018 at College Hill Coffee Shop in Winfield. Top winners will receive $100 each, plus one hour free recording time at a local radio station, and winners and honorable mentions will receive a special invitation to play at several paid music events in the Winfield area. All ages and levels of experience are encouraged to apply. For more information about contest email to winfieldarts@gmail.com or call 620 221-2161. Sponsored in part by Winfield Convention & Tourism.


The 2017 Kansas Soundscapes Composition Competition Winners were:

Formal Category:

1st Place

Alex Wakim, Wichita

Hot Blue

Honorable Mention:

Luke Riches, Wichita



Songwriting Category:

1st Place

Claire Wingert, Halstead

This is Home to Me

Honorable Mention:

Claire Wingert, Halstead

Crazy for You

Claire Wingert, Halstead

He Will Hold You