Launde 900 Hymn Competition – Rules

Launde 900 Hymn Competition – Rules

  1. Entries should be English language, Christian hymns or songs based on themes appropriate to Launde Abbey retreat house.
  2. Entries should be received by Sunday 5 May 2019 in order to considered for the competition.
  3. Entries may be by single or multiple authors but only one prize (of two nights at Launde Abbey for two people) will be awarded per winning entry.
  4. For the purposes of this competition, a hymn or song shall be deemed to be:
    a text with a metrical scheme; and a melody suitable for congregational singing (an existing public domain hymn tune may be nominated).
  5. Submissions to the competition must include the complete text in PDF format. The text may be computer generated or handwritten but must be legible in order to be considered.
  6. If you have also written an original musical score that should also be submitted in PDF format. The score should have text interlined within the staves. As above, the document may be computer generated or handwritten but must be legible in order to be considered.
  7. A recording is not required, but entrants are free to include one with their entry if they feel it helps to convey the hymn. Recordings should be in mp3 format.
  8. Entries should be made via email to the Deputy Warden, Chris Webb, at cw@launde.org.uk.
  9. Hymns will be judged anonymously by a panel of judges appointed by Launde Abbey.
    Launde Abbey reserves the right to not name a winner in the unlikely event of there being no entries of sufficient quality.
  10. The copyright and publishing rights of winning entries will become the property of Launde Abbey Trust. The Trust will preserve the right of the author / composer to be identified as such. In the event of the hymn being published or in any way generating revenue or royalties, all net income will be shared with 50% allocated to the composer (or to be shared in equal proportions between multiple composers, if applicable) and 50% allocated to Launde Abbey Trust.
  11. Winning entrants will be notified by Friday 24th May 2019. The titles of winning entries and the names of their composers will also be announced on the Launde Abbey website by that date. It will not be possible to notify all other entrants directly.