January 11, 2006
by Chris Randall
Let me get something straight right now. If I could enter this, I'd not be telling you about it. But since I can't, being an old fogey and all, I'll gladly put it up here for your informational pleasure. Turner Classic Movies runs a contest every year called the Young Composers Competition. The prize is $10K and huggies from Hans Zimmer or something along those lines. You must be 18-35 to enter, and you have to be able to actually score music (that is, you must read & write notation) to win the grand prize, but it's not terribly problematic otherwise. You pick one of the four 1-minute clips of the available silent movie, and write a bit for it.
So, the contest page is here. Go forth, and garner the fame and fortune due you.