Song Academy Summer Collaboration Competition

Open for submissions – entry deadline is 24th August

We’ve had the tagline ‘Express Yourself’ since we founded Song Academy 11 years ago and we want to write a song to celebrate it! We’d like as many young people as possible to contribute to the lyrics, melodies, composition & music video, as possible. This collaborative project will be masterminded by some of the Song Academy young ambassadors. We’d love you to be part of our collaboration & have your voice heard.

Songwriting brief: Please write a song with the title ‘Express Yourself’. Song Academy is about helping every child find their voice. We believe that writing songs is a powerful way to express yourself and communicate what you’re feeling. Songwriting is good for the soul and happiness in life! We’re leaving the brief fairly open so you can be as creative as you want, but we would love for your songs to align with Song Academy’s mission, which is helping every child find their voice, supporting youth’s mental health, helping them to express themselves and championing the benefits of music! We’re looking forward to hearing your songs.

Who can enter? Anyone aged 8-18 year olds, solo or group entries welcome. It’s free to enter!

How to send us your song: Please email your submission before the 24th August to expressyourself@songacademy.co.uk, we can accept SoundCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive or WeTransfer links. You can submit in any format, whether it’s audio or video, or even just some lyrics in a text file!

Please also post your song (or a snippet of your song!) as an audio recording/video recording/music video via Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or TikTok, tagging Song Academy (Instagram and TikTok @song_academy; Facebook and YouTube @songacademyUK). Plus the hashtags #expressyourself #songacademycollaboration.

We will pick our favourite submissions and if you are successful, you’ll be invited to a Zoom call on Wednesday 2nd September, 2pm BST with some of the Song Academy young ambassadors and Song Academy team to create the finished song, along with other writers!

We’re looking forward to listening to your songs!

Who are The Song Academy Young Ambassadors?

Here’s a reminder…

Sebastian Croft

Andrea Turk

Cassa Jackson

Gus Harrower

Joshua Shea

Katie Kittermaster

Tabitha Jade

Roman Lewis

Jenk Oz

Miriam Nyarko

Natalie Shay

Kevin Jones

Ronnie Warwick

Lottie Jenkins