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Please use this page to submit your school's shortlisted entry/entries. You will need to include:

- 90 second film 
- 3 images of the final piece
- Teacher judging notes 

Please ensure you submit all five documents for each shortlisted student you enter. 

Finally, please make sure you use the following ratio per category for how many finalists you should submit:

  • 1 – 20 entries = 1 Finalist
  • 20 – 40 entries = 2 Finalists
  • 41+ entries = 3 Finalists
For example, if you had 33 students take part in Costume Design and 18 students take part in Set Design, you would submit 2 finalists for Costume and 1 finalist for Set. You need to complete this form for each finalist.
Ends in 6 days, 15 hours
Please use this page to submit your school's shortlisted entry/entries. You will need to include:

- 90 second film 
- 3 images of the final piece
- Teacher judging notes 

Please ensure you submit all five documents for each shortlisted student you enter. 

Finally, please make sure you use the following ratio per category for how many finalists you should submit:

  • 1 – 20 entries = 1 Finalist
  • 20 – 40 entries = 2 Finalists
  • 41+ entries = 3 Finalists
For example, if you had 33 students take part in Costume Design and 12 students take part in Set Design, you would submit 2 finalists for Costume and 1 finalist for Set. You need to complete this form for each finalist.
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Welcome to the Fanfare submissions page

Fanfare is a composition competition for 11 to 18 year olds. We’re inviting young people to submit short, attention-grabbing and original musical ideas that bring a modern twist to the traditional fanfare.

To enter the Fanfare competition you will need to:

  • Complete the application form below
  • Upload a score of your fanfare. 
  • Upload an audio file of your fanfare

Please ask your parent/guardian to give permission for you to take part in the competition. They will need to tick the parent/guardian consent box at the bottom of the application form.

Entries for Fanfare 2018 open on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 and close on Thursday 18 January 2018. 

Winners will be contacted during week commencing 5th February and will be invited to an orchestration workshop. During this workshop winners will work with composer/educator Steven Berryman, the Orchestra of The Royal Opera House and be partnered with a composition mentor from The Royal Academy of Music to help further develop their Fanfare. In April all winners will be invited back to the Opera House to hear their Fanfares recorded under the direction of conductor Antonio Pappano. 

Winners must be able to attend both the Fanfare orchestration workshop at The Royal Opera House in London on Saturday 3rd March 2018, and the Fanfare recording day on Wednesday 11th April 2018.

Once recorded, the fanfares will be played at every main stage performance, letting the audience know when it’s time to take their seats.

Good luck and we look forward to receiving your fanfare composition!

If you have any questions about the competition please contact us at fanfare@roh.org.uk