KidLinks Songwriting Contest

Published by Leigh Trevino on: Mar 23, 2021 — General, Events

Songwriting Contest Rules & Information
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KidLinks’ mission is to link kids to healing, hope and happiness through music and media. We are seeking NEW musical content that contain positive messages for youth ages 5-12. This is where YOU come in. Submit your original song to KidLinks’ Songwriting Contest!

1. How to Enter

Contest is open from March 30 - May 30, 2021. Email submission to info@kidlinks.org and include your full name, email, address and phone number. Attach lyrics and song file or link to download. You may submit up to 3 compositions. We will not accept mail-in entries.


2. Eligibility

  • The contest is open to songwriters who are 18 years of age or older on the date of song submission. Any entrant who is a minor in his or her jurisdiction of legal residence will be required to obtain and submit written permission from his or her parent or legal guardian to participate in the contest.
  • Employees of KidLinks, their families, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible.
  • For the purposes of the competition, a song must have both lyrics and music. All submitted songs must be original, unpublished (or self-published) works.
  • Co-writers are subject to the same eligibility criteria.
  • Artists from anywhere in the world are eligible to enter.


3. Judging

All entries are judged on lyrics, musical composition and relevance to the overarching theme of one of the following:

  • Supporting Diversity
  • Promoting Community
  • Providing Encouragement

Winners will be announced June 4th. Winners will be notified via email and results will be posted on the KidLinks website and social media channels.

4. Prizes

The overall winner will receive $500. The second and third place winners will receive $250 and $100 respectively. All winning songs will receive recognition on KidLinks’ website and social media channels.

5. Submission Policy

By submitting to the Contest, entrants hereby grant to KidLinks a non-exclusive license to stream and transmit your songs on KidLinks’ website and social media channels. Entrants retain all publishing rights to your song(s).

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