Generation Genome – Student Music Competition

KMTV launches exclusive University of Kent music competition for national TV series

Producers of a new national TV series, created by KMTV and the BFI Young Audiences Content Fund, want a University of Kent student to compose original music for the project. The winner will receive a £1,000 cash prize.

‘Generation Genome’ will be an original series of short documentaries and studio-based discussions, designed to engage young people in cutting edge science, placing them at the centre of a debate about genetics and the impact it will have on their future. The series is aimed at 13 to 18-year-olds and will be broadcast across the UK in 2022.

Having already worked with a secondary school student to help create the logo for the series, the team behind the revolutionary production want a University of Kent undergraduate or postgraduate to produce the theme title music, as well as other original score tracks to be used in the documentaries. It’s open to all students at any academic school or division across the UoK campuses.

‘It’s a completely blank canvas for students to be creative,’ says Series Producer Andy Richards. ‘We’re really excited to give this opportunity to a University of Kent student. We had a similar competition several years ago for our ‘Kent Tonight’ main theme, which worked really well. We used a melody created by a student and it’s still on air to this day. We fully expect to see similar results from this initiative for Generation Genome.’

Anybody interested in the competition should register their interest by emailing by no later than 17:00 on Friday 9th April. Entrants will then be invited to an open virtual briefing session, where composers will be given further instructions and can ask questions of the production team, before creating their entries.

Read more about the Generation Genome series.

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