Environmental Songwriting Contest With Cash Prizes


This contest is now closed!

May 10 update: Find the contest rules and prize information here.

Attention singers, songwriters and players of instruments: Got eco-lyrics? Get ‘em out there! Take part in an environmental songwriting contest, which will officially begin this April/May, complete with cash prizes. OVEC is one of the groups contributing prize money.

Songs entered in the contest must be original and address an environmental issue such as fracking, water pollution, air pollution, pipelines,gas storage, tar sands, climate warming, mountaintop removal, tailings pond failures, coal mining, fly-ash disposal, etc. (Sadly, there’s no lack of topics!)

The Connecticut Songwriter’s Association will host the contest, judge songs that are submitted,pipeline.emissions and select the winners. Submission guidelines, process, and prizes will be posted on the association’s website in the coming weeks.

The contest seeks well-written songs that raise awareness about important environmental issues of our times, and that hopefully can move people to take action.

Now is the time to start work on your original song and it can be of any genre (folk, country, western, hip hop, rock, blues, reggae, jazz, a cappella, etc.).

Ideally, your song will sing to those people not already in the choir, so to speak, and make them say, “That’s not right! We need to do something!” If you start now, you’ll have time to polish up your AEP's John Amos coal-fired power plant near Charleston, WV. Photo by Vivian Stockman. Flyover courtesy SouthWings.orgsong by performing it for others at open mics or local gatherings before entering it in the contest.  Perhaps you’ll even submit a music video….

Please pass this information on to friends, musicians and aspiring wannabe musicians.

Organizations and people who would like to contribute to the Environmental Song Contest prize money can send their donations directly to the Connecticut Songwriter’s Association, which is a 501(c)(3) organization. See this link to Charity Navigator. Your donation is tax deductible.

Connecticut Songwriters Association
PO Box 511
Mystic CT, 06355

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  1. Hi,

    I am interested in joining your songwriting competition. I am from the Philippines and I would like to know if this is open outside the USA?

    Many thanks and God bless.

    1. yes–indeed it is open to folks living outside the U.S.A.–so please do enter. thanks for your interest!

  2. Very good opportunity for songwriters on a great theme i.e.e environment. Songwriting contests provide a great opportunity to songwriters to show their original written song to the world.

  3. I’m interested in joining the song writing contest. I just have 2 questions.
    1. When is the deadline of the submission of entry?
    2. Is there a fee that I have to pay for joining the contest?

    Your advocacy is commendable. More power to all of you!

    1. Thanks! and–oops–sorry we didn’t have that directly in the blog without following the link. The contest is now over. The entry fee was $25. Winners should be announced in a week or two here: http://www.ctsongs.com/EnviroSongContest-Main.htm

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