The competition is open to all. The work submitted must be a newly composed original work which has
never been performed. The closing date for the competition will be Friday 9 May 2008.
Each composer may submit only one entry. Manuscripts may be submitted in any paper form,
handwritten or computer generated. Manuscripts must not bear the name of the composer, but should be
accompanied by the entry form, which will not be seen by the adjudicators. Please supply five copies of
the manuscript including one in electronic form using PDF format. Competitors who wish their hardcopy
manuscripts returned must indicate this on the Entry Form.
Entries are to be submitted by post to: The Assistant Organist, Holy Trinity Cathedral, PO Box 37-148,
Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. Please mark the envelope “For addressee only”. The electronic version,
should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Competitors are required to compose a musical setting of a suitable text which will express an air of
celebration as the Cathedral Music Foundation celebrates its 21st anniversary. Total performance time is
not to exceed 5 minutes. The Cathedral Music Foundation Board would like the text to be EITHER an
appropriate celebratory New Zealand text OR a text honouring St Cecilia.
The text is to be set for choir (SATB up to SATTBB) and organ accompaniment.
The adjudicators reserve the right to not make an award if the entries received are not deemed suitable.
The adjudicators’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into with competitors.
The winning entry will be awarded a prize of NZ$2000.00, and a guaranteed performance in Holy Trinity
Cathedral during the Cathedral Music Foundation’s 21st Anniversary celebrations in June 2008.
The composer will retain all copyright and publication rights and royalties, but will be required to
designate the setting as the “Winner of The Auckland Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Cathedral Music
Foundation 21st Anniversary Composition Competition”. Holy Trinity Cathedral reserves the right to the
first performance, and to publish its own copies for exclusive use by the Cathedral.