December 1, 2021
How It Works: The competition is open to any composer whose submitted work meets the prescribed requirements and who pays the competition entry fee. The composer of the winning song cycle, group of songs, or extended song cycle will receive a cash award and a performance of the winning composition at the next scheduled NATS National Conference.
Entry Fee: Each entry is $30 for professionals; $15 for full-time students
Prizes: The winner is awarded $2,000 plus expenses to the NATS 57th National Conference in Chicago, July 2-6, 2022; the runner-up is awarded $1,000. Cash prizes are generously sponsored by American composer Lori Laitman.
Competition Dates: Submission deadline for online applications is Dec. 1, 2021, with judging to take place in early 2022.
Deadline to Apply: Dec. 1, 2021 (Application to open June 1, 2021)