Competition for Music Critics

It’s rare for music critics to be invited to compete for prizes but this year they’ll finally have a chance to do so in the first edition of the Kropka [Period] Competition recently announced by the Meakultura Foundation. The Competition is open to all interested in writing about music—professional publicists, journalists, part-time writers and bloggers—and seeks to raise the standards of music criticism as well as create new opportunities and media channels for the performers and ensembles to be reviewed properly.

The application deadline is February 25 and the details can be found at:

Presided over by the Editor-in-Chief of PWM Editions, Daniel Cichy, the jury includes Joanna Grotkowska, Anna Chęćka-Gotkowicz, Weronika Grozdew-Kołacińska, Piotr Metz, Miłosz Bembinow, and Mariusz Herma. The Competition results will be announced on April 9 and the award ceremony is scheduled for May 10.

The prizes include three Main Prizes for the best text about music published in 2014, an Honorary Mention for a critical debut as well as for a blogger, and a Special Prize for an article about Polish music published abroad in any language. This year an Extra Prize provided by PWM’s Editor-In-Chief will also be awarded.