SEATTLE WOMEN’S JAZZ ORCHESTRA (SWOJO) announces the Third Annual Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest for Women Composers.

The winning composition will be performed and recorded live by the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra with award-winning guitarist Mimi Fox in Seattle.

The winner will receive a $400 honorarium, an audio recording of her composition performed live, and the winning chart will be published by SWOJO or their designated publisher.

Submission deadline is June 30, 2015.  Visit for complete details and online application.

The contest was created to encourage the composition and performance of the highest possible quality jazz ensemble literature playable by high school, college, and professional bands alike.

This project supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsWA, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4 Culture, and The Seattle Foundation.

Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra is a non-profit performing arts organization.