Creative Events

Creative Events


Open to all students in grades 1-12.
The student's teacher (public or private) must be a standing member of OMEA.

Rules, Regulations, Suggestions

Compositions, applications, and the $20 application fee (payable to OMEA) are postmark due May 31. Deadlines are strictly enforced.

Mail all materials to the address shown on the application form.

Please ensure that you read all rules and regulations on the submission form.

Handwritten submissions are fine, but must be legible. Most notation software (Sibelius; Finale; Noteflight;; others) are acceptable to submit as printouts.

Electronic music submissions are acceptable (and can be submitted by email or on USB Flash drive), but OMEA requires a printed score. All submissions must be able to be notated in some way, part of which may include graphic notation. Email address is listed on the application form.

Recordings highly suggested if possible. Large ensemble compositions are strongly encouraged to have a recording submitted with the composition. For electronic music recordings, please download any midi recordings into .mp3 or .wav format.

Encourage students to submit compositions, but please use discretion in submitting compositions that are notable. Entire class submissions are not generally encouraged. However, don't forget that you can submit compositions for FESTIVAL PARTICIPATION for constructive feedback without a rating.

The Adjudication Form

A copy of the adjudication form used by our Creative Events Adjudicator will be included in the application packet.

Awards and Recognition

Composers receiving a rating of Superior or Excellent may order a pin (grades 1-8) or a medal (grades 9-12) from the OMEA Director of Adjudicated Event Awards and Materials.