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The Lewis Memorial Prize Competition was established by the Musica Britannica Trust in 1986 in memory of the first General Editor and Chairman of Musica Britannica, Sir Anthony Lewis. The competition now commemorates the lives of both Sir Anthony and Lesley, Lady Lewis, who supported it for many years. Held every two years, the competition is for singers, keyboard players, or consorts.

The 2018 competition, for singers, was held on 28 March at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The judges were Mr Ian Partridge, Professor Julian Rushton, Dr Valerie Langfield, and Professor John Morehen. The following prizes were awarded:

First prizeCaroline Taylor (Royal Northern College of Music)
Second prizeStephen Whitford (King's College, Cambridge)
Accompanist's prizeWilliam Fox (Magdalen College, Oxford)

The Lewis Memorial Prize Competition was postponed in 2020 owing to the ongoing pandemic and will be resumed when circumstances allow.