13-18 year old category winner


13-18 year old category runners up

Small Talk – Rebecca Clements
Utopian World – Malory Torr


Hannah MacLeod with Hunted Love

Highly Commended

Archie Faulks with Blackfire, Zoe Hodkinson with Atlantis, Saachi Sen with Dollhouse, Hannah Ellen Philips with Right at Home, Hannah Taylor with Broken Sticks, Harrison Bruce with Darker Shade, Benjamin Pavitt with Lights, Louis Coupe with The lonely days of a superman, Rebecca Clements with Small Talk and Charlie Leavy with Player 2.

7-12 year old category winner


7-12 year old category runners up

You never said goodbye to me – Zada Dzihan
Luck Down – Eillis Cohen


Kiera Osment with Become a little wiser

Highly Commended

Zada Dzihan with You never said goodbye to me, Eve Walker with Break Apart and Madeleine Hill, Yasemin Manisali & Maria Jose Hayaux du Tilly with Scars


The winners will be whisked away to Universal Music’s recording studio in London to record their winning songs with one of their top producers. In addition, a pair of tickets to the 2013 X Factor final or a pair of tickets to a secret gig before the final, courtesy of the show’s sponsor TalkTalk. Plus all entrants receive a 25% discount voucher from Roland. Runners up will receive certificates and constructive feedback on their songs by an industry professional.

2014 Judging Panel

Our 2013 judging panel includes the award winning songwriter & producer Fraser T Smith, award winning songwriter and producer Eg White, Rob Davis, one of the most successful professional songwriters in Britain, songwriter and producer Lyn Goddard, Barry Mason, one of the world’s leading songwriters, Denzyl Feigelson, advisor to Apple and iTunes and founder of AWAL (Artists without a label), Jamie Theakston, Heart FM, Tom Robinson, broadcaster and songwriter, Nicky Cox editor of First News, the leading children’s newspaper and the successful recording artist Amy Studt and Mercury Prize nominated singer songwriter Lou Rhodes.

Marketing Partners/Sponsors

Universal Music, First News, The Telegraph, Audioboo, Roland, The Education Company, Youth Music, Sing Up, TalkTalk, Rhinegold Publishing and Music Teacher Magazine.

Swan Turton is sponsoring our Young Songwriters 2013 showcase at Westfield, Shepherds Bush.

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