The final of the Patricia Routledge Competition was held at the Royal College of Music. The panel of judges was David Clegg (winner-1999), Simon Roberts (winner-1990), Judy Hildesley, Liza Hobbs and Patricia Wiliams.
The winner was Helen-Jane Howells, who trained at the RCM and is taught by Jennifer Smith. She received £2000. The runner-up was Jennifer France, who studies with Sandra Dugdale at the Royal Northern College of Music. She won £1000 as did third placed Christopher Jacklin, a student of Justin Lavender at the RCM. The winning accompanist, who received £1000, was Jennifer Miles.