Junior Composition Competitions is divided into five classes according to age. Class I is for 9 year olds and under, Class II is for 10-12 year olds, Class III is for 13-15 year olds and Class IV is for 16-18 year olds. There is a small fee to enter each student’s composition in the Junior Composition event. The deadline for compositions to be submitted is January 15 to GFMC’s Junior Composition Chair. The application form with rules (JR 7-2) can be found online at NFMC-music.org. A complete registration for this contest will include these four items: NFMC Application form JR 7-2 for current year only, the composition score in pdf format, an MP3 recording, and payment of fees. Registration must occur online at the NFMC website.
• Floride Smith Dean
• Continuing Education Piano
• Bailey-Cobb Non-Piano
Junior Essay Contest
A yearly essay contest, which must be typed and no longer than 500 words is for the prize of $75 in the state of Georgia for students in the 7th- 12thgrade. There is no fee to enter. Entry form with deadline date is January 10, and must be uploaded to the NFMC website. Further requirements can be found on the AR 13-1 form to enter the contest found at NFMC-music.org.
Junior Poetry Contest
The Angie Greer (former GFMC President) Poetry Contest awards $100 to five students annually. Georgia Juniors wishing to compete must submit their entry on JR 12-2 to the current Southeastern Region Chair by uploading files upload.nfmc-music.org. Further information and applications can be found at NFMC-music.org under Junior Publications. The deadline for entries is February 1st.
NFMC Competitions and Award Scholarships
Adult, Collegiate and Junior Scholarships are available from Ballet, Concerto, Voice, Duos, Instrumental to Handicapped. A complete list of the many diverse NFMC Competitions and Awards can be found at NFMC-music.org along with the appropriate guidelines and applications. The grandest of these is the Young Artist and Duo Pianists which each receives $20,000.
NFMC offers grant money through its Fund for the Advancement of Musical Arts (FAMA) which are designed to support a specific music education or outreach project. Preference to win this grant is given to community projects that strengthen music education and/or music appreciation in the United States. Application and further details can be found at NFMC-music.org.