To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of the composer Thomas Wilson, a composition prize has been inaugurated in association with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Composers will be invited to choose a theme from six incidental works commissioned from Wilson by the BBC and STV.
The Thomas Wilson Prize for Composition is intended for composers of 25 years of age or younger. Works to be for solo guitar and should last between six and ten minutes. Entries to be submitted by 29 February 2012.
A jury will select a shortlist of three entries to be played by students of the Royal Conservatoire during the PLUG Festival in April 2012. The jury will then select a winner to be awarded the prize of £500.
For an application pack please apply to the Thomas Wilson Trust, c/o David Griffith, 146 Niddrie Road 3/2, GLASGOW, G3 7YL, UK. Full terms and conditions can be downloaded here.
This competition will also be added to Whittaker Live's Awards, Grants, Prizes page.