Protest Songwriting Contest

This contest is closed. Listen to the songs submitted and find out more about the artists (Contestants)

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO ENTER THE PROTEST SONG SONGWRITING CONTEST

$1,000 CASH GRAND PRIZE
PLUS TWO $200 RUNNER-UPS

AIRPLAY FOR YOUR SONG ON LOCAL RADIO STATIONS
PERFORM IT LIVE AT THE DEEP ECOLOGY COLLABORATORY, OCTOBER 22, 2016, SAN LUIS OBISPO

Protest Songwriting Contest PosterWe are looking for this generation’s Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, or Jackson Browne. Create an original song about the impacts of climate change, habitat loss, extinction, or overpopulation on our planet, animals, ecosystems and on humans. We need to inspire people to take back control of the Earth from apathetic governments and greedy corporations. The movement needs some music!

Click here to download songwriting contest submission form

Click here to learn about a Protest Songwriting Workshop

Contest Rules

  • Song must have original music and lyrics
  • Song should be 3-5 minutes in length
  • Record song on CD or digital file (or have a musician record it for you)
  • Submit a $20 entry fee via mail to: Ecologistics, 4349 Old Santa Fe Road, #6, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Note: Songwriters will retain all copyrights on their work, but must agree to provide a license to Ecologistics to publish the song on its website to promote its nonprofit work.

Submission Requirements
DEADLINE: midnight on September 15, 2016

  • Submit song via CD mailed to: Ecologistics, 4349 Old Santa Fe Road, #6, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 OR
  • Submit song via digital link e-mailed to: info@ecologistics.org

Judging Panel

  • Jon Stebbins, author, journalist and pop music historian
  • Glen Starkey, music writer and critic for New Times
  • Steve Crimmel, veteran Los Angeles recording engineer and owner of Painted Sky Studios.

We will be judging songs more on emotional impact and message than skill of the performance.

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