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Oram Award applications open to general public

Applications for The Oram Awards recognising women, girls and gender minorities of all ages are now open. For the first time, the annual awards for innovation in sound, music and related technologies are open to the wider public - as long as they meet the minimum criteria.

There is only one category, innovation in sound, music and associated technologies, and the six winners will receive development bursaries from PRS Foundation.

Named after Daphne Oram, one of the founding members of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the awards aim to build on her legacy. Along with other women of the workshop, including Delia Derbyshire, Glynis Jones, Jenyth Worsley, Maddalena Fagandini and Elizabeth Parker, Oram played a vital role in establishing women at the forefront of innovation in newly-emerging audio technologies not only in the UK but around the world.

They are looking for music and sound creators who are based in the UK, create high quality original new music and sound, innovate, can demonstrate that they are deserving of increased recognition and are ready for this opportunity and will use the PRS Foundation bursary for future creative and professional development.

Becci Scotcher, Senior Grants & Programmes Manager of PRS Foundation, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be announcing the fourth year of the Oram Awards and, for the very first time, encouraging eligible music creators to apply directly for consideration. We’re looking forward to seeing who will apply over the coming weeks and hearing the work of exceptional and innovative music creators pushing the boundaries of music and sound in the UK right now.”

The applications for this year’s awards are open to the public from Monday 22nd June until Friday 31st July 2020. For details go to prsfoundation.com.

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