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The British Composer Awards are presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and sponsored by PRS for Music. The event is in association with BBC Radio 3 providing exclusive broadcast coverage.

The Awards promote the art of composition, recognise the creative talent of composers and sound artists, and bring their music to a wider audience. They are unique in making contemporary music, jazz and sonic art the focus of their annual celebration.

The British Composer Awards also honour composers with awards recognising their contribution to British music. These awards are in the gift of the British Composer Awards Committee; which is a sub-committee of the main BASCA Board.

Winning works and recipients will be recognised by a presentation to the composer at the award ceremony and will be the focus of a BBC Radio 3 broadcast about the Awards.


Friday 25 May  Call for entries open

Monday 9 July  Deadline for entries

WK 20 August  Judging period begins

Friday 5 October  Nominated composers confidentially informed in writing

WK 22 October  Nominations Press Announcement

End of October  Tickets on sale to attend the ceremony

Tuesday 4 December  The 16th British Composer Awards

TBC December  Broadcast of the ceremony on BBC Radio 3

For further information visit www.britishcomposerawards.com
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