South Croydon's Nathan Reeves blew away the judges last year, and now other composers are invited to enter a competition that gives them a chance to rub shoulders with the best in the music industry.

In its tenth year, the Royal Opera House's fanfare competition will give aspiring musicians a chance to not only meet the Opera House's music director Sir Antonio Pappano, but also have their own fanfare recorded.

The recordings will then be played at every single performance throughout the season at the Royal Opera House to call audiences to their seats before curtain-up and to mark the end of intervals.

Mr Pappano said: "Fanfare is a wonderful opportunity for young people to demonstrate their creative talents, and each year we are astounded by the standard of the entries.

"It is a unique experience to work with young composers and so very exciting to record their compositions under their supervision."

Reeves was named one of last year's winners with this year's competition running until January 18 for people aged between 11 and 18.

To enter the competition, click here.