Our Young Songwriter 2017 is open for entries from 1 February until 2 April 2017. Now in it’s 6th year, The Song Academy Young Songwriter Competition is the leading nationwide songwriting competition for 7-18 year olds that champions the creative talents of young people across the UK and Ireland with a new category for international young songwriters. We provide the opportunity for aspiring young songwriters to get their songs heard and stand out to key people in the music industry – with the opportunity to perform in a live showcase in London, perform at Wembley Arena in the Voice In A Million show, win some great prizes and connect with each other as part of our vibrant community of young songwriters.
Get expert feedback on your songs before you enter – check out our song feedback service to develop your songwriting talents.
…I just really enjoyed the music, and could actually feel the people behind the songs, which has to be pretty close to the whole point of writing!
…It’s a fantastic opportunity for aspiring tunesmiths up and down the country to showcase their songs to music industry insiders.
I found the quality of songwriting to be surprisingly creative and quite advanced, yet refreshingly young and vibrant. What a wonderful outlet for communication.
It was most impressive to hear young writers singing or rapping about their own lives without any outside input or help from adults.
I was so impressed by the standard of the entries and know that Britain’s musical future is in safe hands.
I am impressed and delighted by the outstanding young talent which Song Academy has discovered across the UK. Song Academy’s fresh approach is set to enrich music education in the UK.
I support anything that encourages children to find their way into the world of music, especially something like Song Academy which requires no formal training and their emphasis is on fun and self-expression.
The Song Academy Young Songwriter competition offers young songwriters a golden opportunity to showcase their music and get invaluable feedback at a really formative time in their development.
We’ve been really proud to be part of such a creative and inspiring song writing competition and have been moved by some of the entries we’ve heard along the way.
Autumn Term 2016
Increase your child’s confidence and ability to express themselves powerfully – skills for life. Develop creative lyric writing & composition skills, advance musicality, perform powerfully and learn from inspiring professionals. A unique platform to stand out and be heard.
Dynamic programmes for young songwriters to collaborate writing a smash hit! Developing creative lyric writing, improvising melodies and harmonies, developing instrumental parts and solos. Loads of fun and building skills for life.