Polar Regions Composition Project

A group of penguins standing on frozen earthIn 2017-18, our second Film Music composition project for secondary school pupils celebrates the 100 year anniversary of Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic and focuses on writing music to go with films representing the Polar Regions.

The compositions of all the nominated finalists were adjudicated by film music composer Barry Russell, who provided written feedback for each of the young composers. These are the winning entries in the 2018 competition.

Resources for film music composition

Three film clips were offered as a stimulus for composition:

2018 Competition Results

Overall Competition Winner

KS5 Joint Winners

KS5 Highly Commended

KS4 Winner

KS4 Highly Commended

KS3 Winner

KS3 Highly Commended

Nominated Finalists: Key Stage 3

Nominated Finalists: Key Stage 4

Nominated Finalists: Key Stage 5

You can see the finalists and resources from the 2017 Somme film music competition, Mud, Blood and Music.