The 2013 NAfME Student Composers Contest will allow student composers K-12, and Collegiate the freedom to compose for any combination of instruments and/or voices, or for instrumental or vocal solo. Compositions must not exceed five minutes in length. Thanks to the generous support of the European American Musical Alliance, up to 10 winners in this contest will receive $150 cash prizes. All entries will receive written evaluations. Winning compositions will be performed in a special concert at the NAfME In-Service Conference in Nashville, Tennessee October 27-30, 2013. A panel of composers will judge the entries based on compositional technique, overall musical appeal, and originality. The new deadline for composition submissions is April 15, 2013. For contest rules and the official entry form, go to this page, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.