Junior Composer Awards – Rules & Application

As of October 2018, all Junior Composers Contest submissions (application, PDF of scores, audio files, and payment of fees) are to be submitted to the National website by going to: www.nfmc-music.org
On the NFMC Homepage, scroll over “Competitions and Awards” at the top.  A drop-down will open for you to click on Junior Composer Awards.  Refer to Rules (JR 7-1) and Application (JR 7-2) for information.

Juniors who are United States citizens may enter one composition in their state Junior Composers Contest.  All ages for determining class are as of March 1 of the current contest year (no matter when the state judging takes place).

  1. A complete registration for this contest will include these four items:
    a) NFMC Application form JR 7-2 for the CURRENT YEAR ONLY
    b) composition score in PDF format
    c) an MP3 recording
    d) payment of fees
  2. Registration must occur online at the NFMC website:
  3. Refer to the JR 7-1 Rules sheet for complete instructions on submission of materials and payment of fees online.
  4. Deadline for a completed registration submitted on the National website is the date posted for your state on the National website.  Refer to this link:

NFMC fee:                                 $5.00
NCFMC fee:                               $10.00
Gold Cup fee:  (optional)            $3.00

Deadline for NC: January 15

Elizabeth Huss, State Chair

Pay Fees + Dues / Donate

Membership Applications

Junior Clubs Membership:
Word document | PDF document

Senior Clubs Membership:
Word document | PDF document

Individual Membership:
Word document | PDF document



Saturday, April 22 at UNCG School of Music
Greensboro, NC

Lynn Wilemon, chairman


May 13, 2023
Western Avenue Baptist Church
Lynn Wilemon, Chairman

Piedmont District Royalty
Joyce Perry, Chairman
March 18, 2023
Piedmont Music Co., W-S
Deadline to receive: March 1

Southern District Royalty
Chad Leatherman, Chairman
April 1, 2023
First Methodist Church, Hickory
Deadline for postmark: March 1

Capital District Royalty
Zina Astrakhan, Chairman
March 26, 2023
Hopper Piano Company - Raleigh
Deadline to enter: March 1

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