The BMI Foundation has announced the opening of the 14th annual peermusic Latin Scholarship competition, a program for student songwriters and composers of original Latin music.
Established by music publisher Ralph Peer II and funded by peermusic, the competition awards a $5,000 scholarship for the best song or instrumental composition submission in any Latin genre.
Multiplatinum Latin artist and BMI songwriter Prince Royce serves as honorary spokesperson for the competition. “Music is a vital part of education. It is an honor for me to have been chosen to be part of this important endeavor in which peermusic/BMIF give students the opportunity to win a cash prize for showcasing their songwriting talents," said Royce.
According to Carolina Arenas, Senior Manager, Latin America at Audio Network and Director of the competition, college students in the United States and Puerto Rico who are between the ages of 17 and 24 are eligible to apply.
Entries must be submitted online no later than Feb. 1, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST. All words and music must be original.
More information, official rules and applications are available at bmifoundation.org/peer.