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Deadline
February 6
Amount
$2,000
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  • Offered by
    South Carolina State Department of Education
    1429 Senate Street
    Room 701-A
    Columbia, SC 29201
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be high school seniors in South Carolina public schools, have attended South Carolina public schools for the past two consecutive years and be U.S. citizens. There are four categories: creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. For the creative writing category, a sonnet, lyric or narrative poem no longer than one page must be submitted. For the drama category, an original, short, one-act play with a performing time of 20 to 45 minutes must be submitted. For the music category, an original composition of three to five minutes must be submitted. For the visual arts category, an original visual composition must be submitted. Compositions are judged on creativity, originality and quality of expression and content.
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Deadline
April 5
Amount
Up to $20,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    BMI Foundation Inc.
    320 W. 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be age 15 to 25 and write an original song to be reviewed by a prestigious panel of judges. Entries are to be submitted by music schools, universities, youth orchestras and the Music Educators National Conference (MENC).
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Deadline
February 1
Amount
$50-$200
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    No
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    National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Award
    Karen Greenhalgh
    8261 San Juan Range Road
    Littleton, CO 80127
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. There are four age classes: 9 and under; 10-12; 13-15 and 16-18. Applicants must be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Selection is based on content and musicianship. There is a $1.25 entry fee plus state entry fee.
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Deadline
March 1
Amount
$500-$1,500
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Federation of Music Clubs Olson Awards
    James Schnars
    6550 Shoreline Drive
    Suite 7505
    St. Petersburg, FL 33708
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be at least in grade 7 and no older than age 25. Three awards are given, one for each category: intermediate (grades 7 to 9), high school (grades 10 to 12) and advanced (high school graduates through age 25). Applicants must be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs and must submit an original piano composition to be judged. This biennial award is given in odd-numbered years.
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Deadline
February 1
Amount
$500-$1,000
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    No
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    National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award
    Sue Breuer
    4404 Travis Country
    Circle B4
    Austin, TX 78735
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be instrumentalists under the age of 17 and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.
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    ASCAP Foundation
    One Lincoln Plaza
    New York, NY 10023
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be composers who have not turned 30 before January 1 of the current year. They must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or enrolled students with a student visa. Applicants must submit an original composition.
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Deadline
December 1
Amount
Varies
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    No
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    ASCAP Foundation
    One Lincoln Plaza
    New York, NY 10023
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be under the age of 30 and U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must submit one original composition, including a score and performance, if possible.
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Deadline
December 15
Amount
Up to $1,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
    275 Seventh Avenue
    15th Floor
    New York, NY 10001
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Students must be 19 years or younger. Films must be four minutes or less in a variety of genres including documentary, music video and experimental. Top three winners receive cash stipends.
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