Get Composing Competition 2019

Winners Announced

Age 4 - 10 Category
Harris Jakub - A Winter's Night

Runners Up
Emily Minor - Christmas Cheer
Anaé Bobrie - Guitar Piece

Age 11 - 17 Category
Jess Harris - The Lake Freezes Over

Runner Up
Ailsa MacKinnon - Midwinter

The competition was judged by Alexander Chisholm-Loxley who is a composer and piano teacher with Your Space Music Lessons.  Alex has kindly provided feedback to each entrant in the competition and also commented 'Thanks for all the entries, I was excited by the quality of all of the compositions and they were a pleasure to listen to. Thank you especially if you added a description or copy of the sheet music. A heartfelt and genuine well done to all of you, and Merry Christmas!'



Competition details

This is a brillliant opportunity to get your creative juices flowing especially if you are learning an instrument, and a chance to explore your instrument and find out what you can do.  Your Space Music Lessons, online music school, will be awarding prizes for Christmas or winter themed compositions from entrants in three age categories:

  • Age 4 - 10 Child
  • Age 11 - 17 Older Child / Teen

To enter you must compose a piece of music; a song with words or a melody with a Christmas or winter theme influence.  Think about the mood of the piece, using tempo, dynamics and phrasing of your melodies to evoke characterisation.  You make like to add notes with your submission along with an imaginative title.

The composition does not need to be notated but you must submit a performance video recording that you can play yourself on an instrument of your choice.  The recording must be made in landscape orientation.  The resulting mp4 files must be sent to abigail@yourspacemusiclessons (via with your name, age and title of the piece. 

  • On submitting your entry you agree for it to be added to a playlist of compositions published on the Your Space Music Lessons website.
  • The compositions will be judged by professional Composer, online piano teacher and Your Space teaching partner teacher Alex Chisholm-Loxley.
  • Entries must be received by 17th December 2019 at midnight and the winner will be announced by Saturday 21st December. 
  • The competition is open to Your Space Music Lessons pupils and the general public.
  • The winner of each category will receive a £25 Amazon e-gift voucher and a certificate.  There is no alternative prize, and the judges decision is final.
  • To ask any questions about the competition please contact [email protected].