OGS Composition Competition


2020 Ottawa Guitar Society
Young Composers Competition

New Music for Solo Guitar

The Ottawa Guitar Society welcomes submissions of unpublished new works for solo guitar.


  • Participants must be Canadian and under the age of 30.
  • Pieces must be for six string guitar with no electronic elements and must be from 5 to 8 minutes in length.


  • Scores will be created using Finale or Sibelius and submitted in PDF format to the following email: ocgcompetition@gmail.com 
  • Scores must contain the title of the piece only with no name. Participant names will only be included in the submission email and will be revealed to the jury after a winner has been selected.
  • An audio recording must be included with the score. MIDI is accepted, but not preferred.


  • October 1st, 2020 (winner announced on October 22nd).


  • $400 plus a publication of the score with Les Productions d’Oz and a premier performance by a select local guitarist at the 16th annual Guitare Alla Grande Festival in February 2021.

* The jury’s decision will be final. Any unforeseen circumstances will be referred by the jury to the executive committee of the OGS for a final decision.


2020 – From Ancient Wounds – Bilal Nasser

2019 – Different Expectations – Silas Chinsen

2018 – Yeganeh – Sam Mason

2017 – Intermountainous – Amy Brandon

2016 – Astral Projection – Nathan Bredeson

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