After evaluating 53 submissions by composers from 22 different countries, the MIGF Composition Competition Jury announced the winner:
On December 2, 2019, the Miami International GuitART Festival and FIU School of Music were recognized as one of the Knight Arts Challenge award winners at their 11th anniversary at a special event at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, followed by a communitywide celebration including performances in the adjacent Knight Plaza. Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Victoria Rogers, Vice President/Arts for Knight Foundation, presented the award to the MIGF Director Mesut Özgen.
After evaluating 65 submissions by composers from 27 different countries, the MIGF Composition Competition Jury announced the winner:
The Classical Guitar Magazine published a review of the MIGF 2018 written by Dr. Sam Desmet on July 27, 2018: