In it’s 8th year, The Young Songwriter competition is the leading competition for young songwriters aged 8-18 which celebrates their songwriting talents, gets their songs heard and unites young songwriters across the world in an exciting community.
2019 Judges include Tom Odell, Imelda May, Chris Difford, Rumer, Eg White, Miranda Cooper, Emily Phillips & Dan Gillespie Sells.
Entries are accepted between 1st February and 31st March. There are three main entry categories:
UK and Ireland, 8-12 years old;
UK and Ireland, 13-18 years old
International category, 8-18 years old.
There are two additional special prizes. First, the ‘#ThisIsHowIDoIt Award’ for the entrant who makes the most valuable contributions on instagram and YouTube about how they’ve written their songs (e.g. clips on what inspired the song, how the lyrical ideas came together, how the melodies were composed, how did the song start, how did you record the song, where did you write the song etc.). Second, the ‘Fanbase Award’ for the entrant who generates the highest number of likes of a clip of their song entry on Instagram & YouTube.
For full information on the full rules, guidelines and more information about prizes and entries, please visit: https://www.songacademy.co.uk/says19/?utm_source=Copy+of+SAYS19+music+community&utm_campaign=SAYS19+music+community&utm_medium=email