must either be an original piece of music composed by you or an original arrangement by you of an existing piece of music (for which you have the consent of the rights holder to use or allow to be used in accordance with the Competition Rules); and 3.2.3.
must not contain anything which may be deemed obscene or offensive. 3.3.
A Composition that has won a prize in a major national or international competition or that has been entered into such a competition where the results are still pending is not eligible for entry. 3.4.
An Entry will only be admissible if it is: 3.4.1.
submitted in accordance with the instructions set out on the Lowden Facebook page; 3.4.2.
submitted by an Entrant (or, where the Entrant is under 18 years of age, by a parent or guardian on behalf of the Entrant) (not via an agency or any other representative body); and 3.4.3.
received by Lowden no later than
11:59 pm on Sunday 31
An Entrant is only permitted to submit one Entry in the Competition. 3.6.
There is no fee for entering the Competition.
Judging, Notification and Finals
Each Entry will be judged on the following four criteria: composition, technical ability, taste and feel, performance and delivery. 4.2.
Subject to clause 4.7, a panel of judges appointed by Lowden (“
) will determinate (at its sole discretion) which Entrants shall be short-listed for the next round of the Competition (such participants, “
”). Finalists will be announced on
on www.georgelowden.com (
”) and on Lowden’s Facebook page. 4.3.
The selected Finalists may be requested to submit an additional entry video (“
) for the Judges to determine the winner of the Competition (
). If you do not comply with any request by the Judges to submit an Additional Video, you may be disqualified from the Competition. For the avoidance of doubt, any Additional Video will be subject to the same restrictions as an Entry and will be subject to these Competition Rules. 4.4.
The Judges will select one Winner from the Finalists. The Winner will be announced at the
end of September
on the Lowden Website and on Lowden’s Facebook page. 4.5.
All decisions by the Judges, Lowden or its Associates in relation to the Competition are final. In the event of a disagreement between any of these parties, Lowden shall be entitled to make the final decision.
If the quality of Entries does not meet the standard required by Lowden, at its sole discretion, Lowden reserves the right to instruct the Judges not to select any Finalists and/or Winner.