Submit your musical composition. 


  • Sheet Music


Image files: PDF
File Size Limit: 20 MB

Judging Criteria

Here are general guidelines for this category on the judging criteria used for the 2020 Creative Youth Celebration.

guidelines for music composition

  • impact: Does the music evoke a spontaneous emotional response from the listener(s)?
  • originality: In music composition this does not mean the absence of stylistic influences. Do you present new ideas using traditional tools?
  • communication: How well are you as composer able to communicate through the music? Does the song or piece deliver a message?
  • technical skill: Does music have stylistic unity within the genre, including elements of form, developed in ways that are engaging and that speak clearly? additional submission details
    • CYC reserves the right to disqualify any performance of song or piece that it deems inappropriate for festival audiences.
    • By submitting your cover of a song or instrumental performance, your entry must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.
    • If vocal, the language of song must be appropriate for festival audiences

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music composition

Composing music is a satisfying but difficult process filled with waves of beauty and tedious trial and error. Composers devote countless hours and energy into perfecting their creation into a piece they are proud of. The BACF wants to ensure that the talented young composers have a platform to highlight their original work.

Submissions in the Music Composition category should include the composition itself as sheet music, accompanied by an audio file with the score. The composer can perform his/her original composition or use collaborators to play the music and/or sing the lyrics. The intention of the BACF in this category is to reward the creativity in the music composition. 

Please note that the performers must be in the required 14-19 year old age range. The Music Composition submissions may be in any genre. 

Note, only two submissions per student, per category, are accepted.

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