Radio 3 Carol Competition – this year, the annual BBC competition invites settings of the  poem Go to the Child, written especially for the competition by the poet Imtiaz Dharker. Carols should be of up to four minutes and 30 seconds (4’30) in length, set for SATB choir, with or without piano accompaniment. Submissions deadline is 5 November 2019. More details.

Christmas Carol Competition – “a new [4-part] Christmas carol that will become a beloved addition to the Advent and Christmas traditions” at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis/Victoria, Minnesota. Submissions due by 15 October, 2019. More details.