For the fourth time, Allmänna Sången and Anders Wall together with Gehrmans Musikförlag AB arrange the ”Allmänna Sången & Anders Wall Composition Award”, a competition for female composers. The prize includes, in addition to a prize sum of SEK 50,000, that the winning piece is premiered by Allmänna Sången and published by Gehrmans Musikförlag AB.

The competition is international and targets female composers irrespective of profession or nationality. All entries will be reviewed by a reputable international jury that includes the well-known composers Libby Larsen (USA) and Ēriks Ešenvalds (Latvia), led by Robert Sund (Sweden).


Only female composers may participate in the competition. The submitted piece must not have been published or performed previously. The lyrics for the piece are chosen by the composer and should be relevant for our time. The lyrics can be in any language but if a language other than English, Swedish or Latin is chosen a pronunciation guide must accompany the piece. The pronunciation guide should preferably use the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet).

For detailed rules, see "Terms and Conditions" below.


The registration for ASAWCA 2021 has closed. All submissions received between June 1st 2020 and December 31st 2020 will be judged by our jury in order to select a winner.

More information

More information will be published continuously. If you have any questions, contact the project manager Lars Liljenberg at

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Terms & Conditions