The Forum of Contemporary Music Leipzig [FZML] launched an international composition competition in cooperation with the Leipzig-based ensemble Tempus Konnex and received applications from over 50 countries. The award winners were selected by a top-class international jury consisting of the composers Dr. Oscar Bianchi, Prof. Dr. Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf, JiYoun Doo (Tempus Konnex) and Thomas Christoph Heyde (FZML) and the conductor Titus Engel.

A first place was not awarded. The shared second place went to Rafael Rentería (Mexico) and Tobias Fandel (Germany), the third place to Jug K. Marković (Serbia).

The prize-winning compositions will be performed during the festival by the ensemble Tempus Konnex.