Students aged 12 to 18 are invited to enter this year's BBC Young Composer competition. Applicants can submit original compositions or recordings from any musical style or genre, from hip-hop and electronic to classical and film scores.


The submissions can be written for any instrumentation or method of composing.

Winners will be offered the opportunity to be mentored by a composer on a project with the BBC Concert Orchestra, culminating in a performance or broadcast.

The competition – previously known as the BBC Proms Inspire competition – has been running since 1998 with previous winners including Shiva Feshareki, Kate Whitley and Mark Simpson.


Entries close at 5pm on Monday 28 June. Visit for more details on how to enter.


Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.