SOCAN Foundation Awards for Emerging Audio-Visual Composers

deadline : May 30, 2019 10:59 pm

Event Date: 

(Sponsored by RBC)


This annual competition is designed to recognize Canadian composers who are 30 years of age and under, for original musical themes or scores created exclusively for audio-visual support (TV, film, Internet, etc.).


Three prizes will be offered in each of four categories: 1st prize — $3,000; 2nd prize — $2,250; 3rd prize — $1,500.

Entries submitted will be examined by a jury of prominent composers selected by the SOCAN Foundation. Excellence will be an overriding factor in adjudication.

The jury may, but need not, award all prizes in each category. The jury reserves the right, where deemed beneficial to the entry, to move an entry to another category. The jury’s decisions are final.


Best Original Theme (opening or closing)

Best Original Score — Fiction

Best Original Score — Animated

Best Original Score — Non-Fiction


The competition is open to composers who are 30 years of age or under on the application deadline.

Candidates must be Canadians and SOCAN members or Canadians who are not members of any performing rights organization.

Entries that were award winners in previous SOCAN Foundation Awards are not eligible.

SOCAN and SOCAN Foundation board members and employees are not eligible.