One Song

One Song

Competition submissions are OPEN!


Must be an original song which you own the rights.

Any musical genre & all ages are acceptable.

Under 18 must have written permission from a parent or guardian.

Topic: Global Humanity & The Power of One

$25 submission fee per entry

Submissions close 12-31-22

Finalists will be notified in February of 2023.

FIVE finalists will perform live on stage May 5th, 2023

$10,000 cash prize and Music Video Production for the winner.

100% of the submission money will be donated to Playing for Change.

Official Rules and Entry Information

1. The theme of the entered song must address Global Humanity and The Power of One.

2. Lyrics and melody must be the original creation of the entrant(s).

3. The song should be uploaded as an mp3 file. 

4. Each entrant may submit 1 song, accompanied by $25.00 fee thru the PayPal link provided.

5. Cash prize will be awarded to the winner along with a Music Video Production for the song.

6. All rights will remain with the song’s creator(s).

7. The uploaded mp3 song files must only contain the song itself with no explanations or introductions. Please name the mp3 file with the name of the song

8. Upload lyric sheets (.doc, word or text files only) on this website link and only include the name of the song with exactly the same title as the mp3 file so we can match lyrics and mp3s.  Make sure the application form includes the song title, lyrics, and the name, address, phone number and email address of the composer(s).  (note:  Contest judges will only see the lyric sheet without the personal information so they can make their decision strictly on the song melody and lyrics alone and not by name recognition)

9. Criteria for judging will be based on authenticity, originality, quality of the lyrics, melody, and the emotional impact of the song.

10. The official contest submission period begins October 10th, 2022 and continues through December 31st. The five finalists will be notified in February of 2023.

For questions about the song contest send an email to

We look forward to hearing your songs!