Eward Hopper is one of the icon of American painting. Renowned US authors such as Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Joyce Carol Oates have been inspired by 18 images. The results are 17 short stories, which were summarized in the anthology »In Sunlight or in Shadow«. For the 2018 Young Talent Award Composition Competition young musicians, composers, game musicians and sound designers until 35 are invited to write a new (media) music to one of the 18 paintings/17 stories. One of the pictures (Cape Cod Morning), doesn‘t have a story (yet!). Maybe it will see an award winning composition, though … ? All entries should be in the form of an audio ﬁle. We highly recommend and appreciate attached sheet music, mockup ﬁles for your piece and a short written explanation of the context/progression of your piece. The first three award-winning compositions for string quartet will be performed live by the renowned Kaiser Quartet We encourage you therefore to write for string quartet, but will also accept orchestral and hybrid orchestral entries. A three-member jury picks the winner. The winner of the first prize will receive an invitation to MediaSoundHamburg including free accommodation and board. Participants should send all their material (audio, sheet music, and description) before May 1st 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org.