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Under the honorary patronage
of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Under the honorary patronage of the Polish Composers’ Union
and media patronage of Polish Music Information Center.


DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: October 7th, 2023


1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities.
2. More than one score per composer is permitted.
3. It is possible to submit works already performed and/or awarded in other competitions.

1. Only compositions for chamber ensemble of 3 to 5 instruments (chosen from the list below), without conductor.
2. Instruments: 1 flute/picc, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet/picc/bass, 1 bassoon, 1 French horn, 1 piano, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello.
3. Use live electronics or tape is not permitted.
4. Duration: from 10 to 16 minutes.


The First Prize – 13.000 PLN
The Second Prize – 8.000 PLN
The Third Prize – 4.000 PLN

PWM Edition’s Special Prize for the Youngest Winner: PWM Edition’s publications.

Paweł Łukaszewski (Poland)
Paul Patterson (United Kingdom)
Dariusz Przybylski (Poland)

The decisions of the Jury are final.

1. The awarded compositions will be performed on the 2nd of December, 2023 in the Agnieszka Osiecka Music Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw, at a special concert organised by the ISCM Polish Section and Polish Radio Channel 2.
The concert will be broadcasted and offered to all members of the European Broadcasting Union.
2. The composer of the awarded work must provide all the performance material and send them by email to the ISCM Polish Section by the 23th of October, 2023.
3. Composers declare that they possess all rights to their pieces, their composition is original and all materials (parts and full score) are available to the Competition’s organizer free of charge for the purpose of a public performance, archive recording, and radio broadcasts.

1. The score should be submitted anonymously and marked with an alphanumeric emblem. The score should be accompanied by a completed and signed scan of the application form (available below) with the following information:
a) composer’s full name: first name (s), surname, gender,
b) date and place of birth,
c) nationality,
d) address, telephone, e-mail address, or fax,
e) title and duration of the composition,
f) brief programme note about composition in English, (or Polish and English)
g) biography and a current photo of the composer.

The entries should be sent only by email

2. The deadline for submission of scores is October 7th, 2023.

1. Entry fee for participants is 230 PLN (50 EUR) for each score.
2. The amount should be sent in one of the following ways: PAYPAL (preferred) or bank transfer (bank charges covered by a sender) to the following account:

ISCM Polish Section
PKO Bank Polski S.A., Warsaw Branch
account number (IBAN): PL 77 1020 1013 0000 0302 0127 1394
Code BIC (Swift): BPKOPLPW

3. Cheques will not be accepted.
4. The entry fee is not refundable.

1. Entry into the Competition is synonymous with acceptance of the Regulations.
2. Compositions not meeting the requirements stated in the above Regulations will not be admitted to the Competition. In such case, the entry fee is not refundable.
3. Contentious cases will be resolved based on the Polish version of the Regulations of the Competition.
4. The submitted scores will not be returned.
5. Verdict of the Jury will be announced on the Competition Organiser's website ( on October 15th, 2023.


Awarded pieces will be performed by
Hashtag Ensemble

Director of the Competition – Maciej Żółtowski
Secretary of the Competition – Iwona Kisiel

Dofinansowano ze środków Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego pochodzących z Funduszu Promocji Kultury – państwowego funduszu celowego, w ramach programu „Muzyka”, realizowanego przez Narodowy Instytut Muzyki i Tańca

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