University Graduate & Undergraduate Prizes
First Prize $1,000 each
Second Prize $500 each
First Prize $500
Second Prize $250
Entries will be judged by nationally recognized scholars in the fields of music pedagogy and performance. Winning essays will be published in the CFMTA/FCAPM magazine and/or website. There is no fee to enter. Deadline: May 1, 2020
- The competition is open to Canadian residents
- Submissions will be considered from post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) students in all disciplines studying full time at a Canadian university; and students currently attending high school.
- Entries must include a previously unpublished typed essay. Word lengths exclude footnotes and bibliographies. Length: Graduate level: 5,000 to 7,000 words (no thesis or capstone papers please); Undergraduate level: 2,500 to 5,000 words; High school: under 2500 words.
- Include a cover sheet with name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and age. Post-secondary students, include school and major. Do not include identifying information in the document or in the references.
- Format and layout: printed on one side only, on white paper, pages numbered, with black font size 11 points.
- Entries will be accepted in English and French.
- If using references from academic sources, the complete reference must be included. Any academically acceptable referencing style may be used.
- Entries must be submitted by email as a pdf file.
- One entry per person.
- Entries will be judged in a blind review process by nationally recognized scholars in the field of music pedagogy and/or performance. Criteria will focus on originality, clear expression of ideas and understanding of subject.
- All entries become the property of the CFMTA. In addition to receiving cash scholarships, winning essays will be published on the CFMTA/FCAPM website.