Wyre Forest Young Musician of the Year 2020

Bewdley Youth Festival is holding the sixth annual music Wyre Forest Young Musician of the Year in St. George's Hall, Bewdley on Saturday 29th February 2020.

The competition is open to young people who either live or attend education in the Wyre Forest District with a minimum age of 12 and a maximum age of 18 as at 31 December 2019.

The competition will take place during the afternoon witha shortlist invited to perform again at a gala concert in the evening from 7:00 pm at which the Young Musician of the Year will be chosen and the winner of the prizes for Best Original Composition and Best Musician under 14 will be announced.


• Classical Music Section (Instrumentalists and Singers)
• Solo Instrumentalist
• Solo Singer (accompanied or unaccompanied)
• Group (two or more members, acoustic or amplified)

Additional Prizes:

• The Wyre Forest Young Musician Of The Year
• The Bewdley Festival prize for best original composition
• The Best Young Musician aged 14 or Under (as at 31 December 2019)

Download an entry form through the link:


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2020 Competition Rules

Competitors will perform one piece of their own choice with a maximum performance time of 4 minutes.

Competitors may perform from memory or from sheet music.

Where possible, solo competitors should be accompanied by a single instrument; vocalists may accompany themselves. CD backing tracks may be used if no accompanist is available.

Competitors can enter more than one category.

Competitors performing their own composition will automatically be entered for the Best Original Composition prize.

An acoustic and an electric pianos will be provided for competitors or their accompanists.

A drum kit and amplifiers will be provided for competitors using electric guitars and bass guitars.

Competitors should wherever possible provide their own accompanists. (Should this prove difficult please contact the organisers).

The competition will be open to the public and all competitors are encouraged to bring supporters and also to stay and support their fellow competitors.

Entry to the Evening gala event will be £5 for adults and free for those under 19 or currently in education. Tickets can be purchased online or from the café at St George’s Hall.

Entries not sent through the school or college attended by the entrant will be verified with the educational establishment.

Please send entry forms by Monday 24th February 2020 by email to competition@byfest.org.uk or post/deliver to:

Youth Music Competition
Bewdley Festival
St George’s Hall
Load Street
DY12 2EQ

Timings are subject to the number of entries received and final details of the running order will be sent to the email address provided by the entrant and also to their school/college during the week prior to the competition.

All enquiries by email please to competition@byfest.org.uk You can download a copy of these rules by clicking here Download Rules