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How to enter

Entries for BBC Young Musician 2020 are now closed

Thank you to everyone who has entered the 2020 competition. If you have submitted an entry but not received a confirmation email then please contact the Young Musician office.

Download entry brochure

Audio entry brochure

Easy Read brochure

Broadcast Terms and Conditions

BBC Young Musician is a fully inclusive project and we actively encourage and welcome musicians who have a physical, mental, visual or hearing impairment to apply. This entry brochure is available in alternative formats, including Easy Read, Braille, hard copy and audio. We are keen to attract a wide range of talented musicians and are committed to removing any barriers which would impact that goal, so please contact us if you would like this information in an alternative format not listed.

Your entry needs to include:

  • signed application form, including repertoire information
  • copy of birth certificate or passport
  • copy of Grade 8 or diploma certificate OR signed accreditation from your teacher

Return to us at BBC Young Musician, BBC Studios, Roath Lock, Cardiff, CF10 4GA or email to

We will email you within five working days to let you know that your application has been processed. If you don’t receive an email from us, please get in touch.


You may enter in one or more of the instrument classes as long as the following three criteria are satisfied.

  • qualification: you should have achieved Grade 8 standard
  • age: you should be 18 or under on 1 January 2020
  • residency: you must be a resident of the United Kingdom (including the Channel Isles and Isle of Man) at the time of entry and for the duration of the competition – until May 2020

Please note that we are unable to accept entries from anyone closely related to a BBC staff member or anyone involved in the administration of the competition. We are also unable to accept entries from previous winners of the competition. Category winners may apply.

Further information is available in the entry brochure.