Young Songwriter Competition

Young Songwriter Competition 2020 is now open for entries

Song Academy's Young Songwriter Competition has returned for 2020. Once again, they're looking for budding songwriters aged eight to 18 to submit their music.

Bekki Bemrose
  • By Bekki Bemrose
  • 6 Feb 2020
  • min read

Now in its ninth year, the judging panel features songwriters and producers, including Tom Odell Imelda May, Chris Difford and Dan Gillespie Sells.

Song Academy’s mission is to enable young people to express themselves and be heard. Founded 10 years ago, Song Academy strives to inspire and nurture the next generation of songwriters and creative leaders.

Myles Keller, head of North America member relations, PRS for Music, says: ‘PRS for Music is delighted to be supporting the Song Academy Young Songwriter competition once again. This wonderful competition empowers young songwriters, enabling them to showcase their talent and offering them a ‘one of a kind’ opportunity to gain crucial feedback from some of the very best songwriters. In the early stages of a career, this kind of help is like gold dust and really enables industry newcomers to build strong, sustainable careers.’

Prizes for this year’s competition include a professional music video and live session recording, a Focusrite Scarlett Solo Gen 3 Studio Bundle, Cubase Pro music software, a prize from Yamaha and the opportunity to perform in Young Songwriter 2020 showcase at The Tabernacle, London.

The deadline for entries is 31 March 2020. For more on how to enter, head to the Song Academy website.