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Film Music Composing Competition

We invite KS3 pupils to compose music to a short film clip

DDMP logoDerby & Derbyshire Music Partnership are holding a film music composing competition for KS3 pupils in Derby City and Derbyshire schools.

We would like young composers to create a soundtrack to at least one minute of music (but can be more or the whole length) to accompany the video below.


  • Soundtracks may be acoustically recorded or digitally generated
  • Software like Garage Band or Cubase allow users to import a video and create a soundtrack alongisde the video
  • Pre-recorded loops are not allowed
  • Entries must be a video file with the composed soundtrack accompanying the video
  • To download the video clip please visit our Vimeo page and find the download option (a down-pointing download icon on the right under the video)
  • The winning entry will be announced on 4 April 2022, and the winner will receive a £50 voucher
  • We can only accept entries from individual pupils, not groups

How to enter

Each school will be asked to select their three best entries to submit.

Registration will open on 24 January 2022 for teachers to enter their students by Friday 18 Feburary.

Complete your registration

Submitting your entries

After registration closes, teachers will be sent a link to a folder where they can upload their schools' entries to. All entries must be received by Friday 4 March 2022.