The Sanlam National Music Competition offers talented young music learners the opportunity to learn from one another and to compete on national level. The age limit for participation is 15 at the time of the competition.
As of 2010 the competition features a new section prize for the best participant from development programmes in disadvantages communities.
Learners are invited to enter until Friday 16 April 2010 after which successful participants will be invited to audition in centres closest to where they live, in Bloemfontein, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. Subsequent to these auditions, successful competition participants will be notified by 30 June, to prepare for the competition which will be held at the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre in Cape Town from 20 to 24 September 2010.
The competition will culminate in a Gala Concert on 24 September 2010.