A prize of £2000 for music-making will be awarded annually to an undergraduate studying at the University of Aberdeen. The prize is not open to students in their first year of study.

The competition for the prize will be advertised within the University in the February of each year and auditions for entrants held in March. Around five will be selected for the final public performances in April/May when the student judged to have given the best musical performance on the occasion will be awarded the prize.

Previous winners of the Ogston Music Prize will not be eligible to enter the competition.

The panel of judges for the auditions and the final performances will be arranged by the Head of Music. The panel for the final public performance includes at least one eminent external professional musician and for 2016 featured Esther Lamneck.

The 2016 Ogston Music Prize was won by Ross Cumming.