Under-18 Composers' Competition

Prize: A cash prize of €150. Winning entry published in 2024 Albums
Eligibility: You must be under the age of 18 on 31/12/2023. 
Closing date: Friday 6th October, 2023

At the RIAM we are keen to encourage developing composers and creators. The RIAM Exams Composition Competition is a great opportunity for students to share their creative skills.  

The following requirements apply: 

  • The standard of the piece composed can be for any grade up to and including Grade V 

  • The piece should be given a descriptive title 

  • We recommend that you consult current and recent RIAM Exam Piano Albums to become familiar with the level of difficulty for each grade. 

  • Students may only submit a maximum of two entries in any competition 

  • Age limit:  under 18 on 31/12/2023 

  • Prize: cheque to the value of €150 and inclusion of winning compositions in Piano Album (following year);  performance of compositions by examination candidates countrywide  

We welcome all forms of creative expression, so get composing today and enter your piece by sending your entry to: 

 LC.publications@riam.ie. (PDF or image files such as .jpg, .png can be submitted via email)

(Please remember to include your name, address, contact details, date of birth and any other relevant information).