New note - International composers' competition

Winner of 11th International composer’s competition NEW NOTE is JUG MARKOVIĆ (Serbia): „Five Traces“ – for the Croatian Radiotelevision Choir


Our jury

Margareta Ferek Petrić

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Tomislav Fačini

Tomislav Facini

Srećko Bradić

Zagreb, 06.11.2015 - Portret Srecka Bradica u njegovom domu
Competition rules

Deadline for entries: June 2nd, 2022

01 Competition Regulations

  1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities
  2. More than one score per composer is permitted
  3. All submitted works must have been composed after December 31st, 2015 and not awarded a prize in any other competition
  4. It is possible to submit works previously performed, but not already published or professionally recorded for commercial use

02 Genre

  1. Composition for  Croatian Radiotelevision Choir
  2. Use of tape or live electronics is not permitted
  3. Orchestration: a capella (32 singers – 8/8/8/8)
  4. The text should be appropriate to the sacral (liturgical) space
  5. Duration: Up to 15 minutes

03 Prize

The First Prize – 2500€ (brutto-including taxes) and the concert performance by Croatian Radiotelevision (CRT) Choir on Samobor Music Festival, September 27th, 2022

04 Jury

MARGARETA FEREK PETRIĆ, composer and Artistic Director of Music Biennale Zagreb

TOMISLAV FAČINI, chief conductor of the CRT Choir

SREĆKO BRADIĆ, composer and Artistic Director of Samobor Music Festival

The decisions of the Jury are final. If the quality of admitted works does not meet the necessary level, the Jury reserves the right not to award the prize.

05 Prize winner's concert

  1. The winning composition will be performed on September 27th, 2022 by CRT Choir organized during Samobor Music Festival.
  2. The composer of the winning work must provide all the performance materials (parts) at his/her own expense and send them to the Samobor Music Festival by June, 20th 2022.
  3. The winner of the Award will be announced after June 15th, 2022.
  4. Entrants agree that, if the submitted work wins the award, all future performances of the work will be accompanied by the following statement in the printed program: “Winner of the New Note International Composers’ Competition, Croatia 2022”. The same applies for all future published editions and/or recordings of the work.
  5. A copy of the finalist scores will be filed in the Samobor Music Festival records.

06 Entries

Entries by email only!!!

The following items are required:

  • The subject line should be “Submission – NEW NOTE – your name

Attach all files below to your email:

  • Score (PDF format) – with title “duration” and “nom de plume”, but your name must NOT appear on the score!
  • Audio realization (only MP3-higly recomended)
  • CV: “nom de plume”, full name, address, date and place of birth, e-mail address, phone number
  • biography suitable for a concert program, photo, a brief text about composition

If you receive email bounce backs due to large file sizes, you may break items into separate emails. Suggested size is up to 10 MB.

Send your email submission to the following mail:

Deadline for the Application form & all materials is 24:00 on June 2nd, 2022.

07 Entry fee

The Entry fee for participants is 40 € for each score (bank charges covered by the sender)




Pučko otvoreno učilište Samobor

Addres:Trg Matice hrvatske 3, 10430 Samobor



address: Jurja Haulika 19a, 43000 BJELOVAR


IBAN: HR4824020061100940046

Account No: 1100940046

How to pay: Name + new note entrance

Amount: 40 EUR