SAE invites aspiring womxn in audio to take part in music competition

01 Mar 2021

International Women’s Day is on 8 March, but here at SAE UK we are keen to celebrate amazing womxn all year round. 

We’re running a month-long competition from 1-31 March that aims to promote and celebrate womxn in audio. We’re inviting secondary school students from Y10 upwards who identify as women to submit their tracks via this form: 

Individuals or groups can enter, with one representative from the group submitting the track. 

Get feedback on your work from practising industry professionals 

Each entry will be judged by a panel of Audio and Music Business experts from SAE, the home of creatives. 

The winner will receive an exciting prize — with details to be announced in a few weeks time.

Why are we running this competition? 

It’s important that secondary school students understand the wide range of creative opportunities that there are when considering their higher education options. With four UK campuses in Liverpool, London, Oxford and Glasgow, SAE is home to lots of creative talent. Our students are taught the practical skills needed to thrive in the creative industries, and we’re committed to recruiting from underrepresented groups. 

Unfortunately, the creative industries are not yet as diverse as they can be; a Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Creative Economies report from March 2020 reported that in 2018, of all jobs in Digital Culture Media Sport (DCMS) sectors, 55.8% were held by men and 44.2% by women. The majority of DCMS sector employees were from the White ethnic group (87.6%) in 2018, the same as that for all UK employment (87.6%). In 2018, of all jobs in DCMS sectors, around two-thirds (62.0%) were held by those who were ‘more advantaged’. This is a similar proportion to that for UK employment as a whole, where in 2018 67.8% of jobs were held by those who were more advantaged. 

This competition will help shine a spotlight on the amazing womxn who want to one day work in the creative industries and change these statistics to be more representative of UK society as a whole. 

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!  


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