SGS Songwriters

2018 songwriting competitionThings to remember

  • The competition is for 11-18 year olds from London
  • We will only accept completely original material (No covers or existing backing tracks)
  • The track must be of decent quality recording and accompanied by at least one instrument or backing track.
  • You will be in a stronger position if your song has a clear structure i.e. verse / pre chorus/ chorus / bridge etc.
  • Lyrical content must not glorify anything that could be deemed inappropriate ie. violence, sexism, prejudice, exploitation, racism or offensive language.


  • Feedback from our panel of industry professionals.
  • An Orbitsound bluetooth speaker for the winner and 4 runners up.
  • Studio time at Raw Material.
  • Radio play – Reprezent.
  • A songwriting master-class
  • The opportunity to perform at our 2018 Summer Showcase.

Enter here:

We will also be running songwriting workshops on Wednesday afternoons from January 17th – March 28th. These will take place between 5-7pm at Clapham Park Centre in Brixton. Open to ages 11-18. If you are interested in getting involved, register here.

Songwriter's ToolkitPrevious competitions:

2017 Songwriting Competition

2016 Songwriting Competition

Need some help / inspiration? Here’s Songwriting 101 – With Brandon Bennett.