GET YOUR SONGS HEARD & BE PART OF OUR EXCITING COMMUNITY
We’re announcing the top finalists of the Young Songwriter 2018 competition on Tuesday 24th April!
Now in it’s 7th year, our competition is the leading international songwriting competition for 8-18 year olds that champions the creative talents of young people, gets their songs heard & unites young songwriters worldwide.
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Our competition is separately judged for the 8-12 and 13-18 age categories across the UK/Ireland with a separate category for International entries.
We’re looking for songwriting talent. Professional recordings are not required as songs will be judged on their originality, lyrics, melody, composition and hit-making potential! We judge every song on three key elements: Lyrics, Melody & Chords (see below). Then there’s the S Factor – is it a sensational song!
Lyrics: Demonstrates both technical and artistic competency, highlighting emerging originality. Material is imaginative and technically accomplished with rhyme, meter & creative language.
Melody: Compliments the chord progression and other surrounding musical characteristics. Melodic content demonstrates variety by using range, rhythm and pitch effectively. Demonstrates the ability to write functional harmonic progressions that complement the melodic content. The melody is memorable.
Chords: Harmonic progressions are balanced and provide a sufficient amount of interest throughout the song in relation to the other musical components.
SONG FEEDBACK BEFORE ENTERING
Make sure your songs are the best they can be with our song feedback service. We can provide insightful written feedback on your songs, looking at three parts of your song: lyrics, melody & production/structure.
“I just wanted to say what a positive, constructive and well laid out piece of feedback this is. Anna is going to be delighted and I know she will learn from what you’ve said. It will spur her on even further.” Graham (Father)