Create Music for Great Causes

Songs Against Silence (SAS) is a Global Youth Songwriting Competition dedicated to raising awareness for important social issues.

Our next competition starts December 26, 2020! Registration closes December 23. The competition’s topic is LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance, and it is open to anyone between the ages of 14 – 22. The winning song will become GenderCool’s theme song.

Our Next Competition

Topic: LGBTQ+ Rights and Acceptance

Dates: The sign up deadline is December 23. The competition begins on December 26 and ends on January 13. Winners will be announced January 27.

Nonprofit partner: GenderCool’s mission is to replace misinformed opinions with POSITIVE, powerful experiences meeting awesome trans and non-binary young people. Their Tagline is “Who we Are, not What we Are”. GenderCool shows the world how remarkable trans and non-binary young people are. They are future CEOs, writers, doctors, and more. GenderCool tells story that help millions of people evolve their opinions.

Each song should therefore focus on GenderCool’s mission in addition to the overall prompt because the winning song will be used in GenderCool’s new promotional materials.

How It Works

No experience necessary, just a passion for music!

1. Sign Up

Fill out the form to sign up. You can participate as an individual or a pair. If you do not have your own partner, you can indicate that you’d like to be matched with another participant on the form. Once you sign up, you will confirm your entry via email.

2. Write Music About An Important Cause

Songs Against Silence strives to help young people learn about important problems and create meaningful music to spread awareness. Each competition has a different theme.

3. Submit For A Chance To Win

Oftentimes young songwriters are overlooked. Songs Against Silence offers High School and College students the chance to be acknowledged and rewarded for their talents by professional songwriters and musicians.

About Us

Virtual Songwriting Competitions

Young people ages 14-22 are invited to participate in a two-week long competition where they can attend any Songs Against Silence song-writing classes, meet other songwriters, and submit their song for virtual judging.

Participants have the opportunity to win awards, gain skills through mentorship, connect with important causes, and meet other like-minded song-writers.

Check out songs about Mental Health from our most recent competition!

First Place: Stolen Throne by Miette Gourlay and Lucie Bernheim
Second Place: Richard Yuan and Robert Stone
Third Place: Clockwork by Hannah Schmidt

Sign Up To Participate

By signing up below, you will receive instructions about the competition and how to officially register.