After the deadline (June 26, 2020), we accept submissions from WCA members until Sunday, June 28, Midnight (UK time).
Members are entitled to two submissions. If you registered for the competition and missed the deadline or would like to enter a second submission, you still can become a member.
Click here to find out more about our membership.
We’re currently offering a lifetime membership to every applicant of the ‘Solidarity For All’ competition at only $10.
This offer will expire on Sunday, June 28, Midnight, so in order to be eligible for the offer, you must apply before then.
Your membership will support World Citizen Artists’ running costs and will allow us to continue spreading our message of solidarity for all.
SOLIDARITY FOR ALL
COMPETITION RULES: MUSIC
*ONLY one application per artist.
*Applicants must be 18 years of age or older or be represented by the parent or legal guardian who is 18 years of age or older.
*All songs/music must be original recordings and compositions.
*The songs/music must not be subject to rights restrictions that would restrict their use for this competition.
*Songs can be in any language; however, written lyrics for ALL songs must be provided in English.
*Submissions must address the theme of “Solidarity For All” Artists will be expected to explain the connection between their work and the theme.
*Every artist who enters will be placed in our database for World Citizen Artists newsletters and future competitions.
*Applicants must agree to allow World Citizen Artists to reuse submitted soundtracks on any promotional material related to the competition for promotion and fundraising purposes.
*Members of World Citizen Artists jury panel and Emmanuel Jal will judge the competition. The selection will be based on the following categories: power of the message, creativity, originality, intonation, sound, vocal skills, and lyrics.
*All decisions of the judges are final. The competition organisers reserve the right to withdraw a work from their website and social media channels at any stage for any reason deemed appropriate by them, without any other recourse.
*The song/music tracks may not contain any content that incites violence, racism, religious proselytising, gender discrimination or any form of intolerance. Such content will disqualify the artwork and entrant.
*Applicants may be offered exposure on Artist Voices and social media channels.
*Winners will be featured on the World Citizen Artists Website, Artist Voices and social media channels.
*The organisers reserve the right to amend the Rules and Regulations without prior notification.
*THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is June 26, 2020 @ 00:00 GMT. *Judging will be concluded on July 24, 2020.
*Winners and runners-up will be announced publicly (online) on September 5, 2020 - World Charity Day.
*Works, articles and feedback videos need to be ready for publication by August 25, 2020. *Winning artwork will be featured on the World Citizen Artists social media channels on September 5, 2020.
*A variety of situations, affiliations and relationships may create potential conflicts of interest. Relationships including but not limited to family members, employees of competition jurors, and others subject to conflicts of interest are not eligible to apply for the competition.
For purposes of the Conflict of Interest Policy, the term "family member" means any spouse, domestic partner, parents, siblings, children, any other relative who resides in the same household and any other familial relationship that could create the appearance of a conflict.
Winners will receive a World Citizen Artists Digital Award and be featured, along with a news story, on Artist Voices and on the World Citizen Artists social media channels. The Award recipient will be invited to perform live across all World Citizen Artists social media channels. A short feedback video of all winners and runners-up will be requested to be featured on the World Citizen Artists website and social media channels. Winners and runners-up may be offered a World Citizen Artists Ambassador’s position and other opportunities in the future.
HOW TO APPLY
All Participants must provide their legal name, artist name and brief biography (back- ground).
Some participants’ submissions may be featured on #worldcitizenartists Instagram during and after the competition with the World Citizen Artists logo attached.
One email only per applicant.
Please supply the form below, along with your MP3 (preferred) and a video link (optional) of
your work. Send it to
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please include “Music: (title of your piece)” as the subject of your email.
All applications must be in English.
APPLICATION FORM: MUSIC
ARTIST NAME (IF AVAILABLE): CITIZENSHIP:
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER: EMAIL ADDRESS:
WEBSITE (IF AVAILABLE):
SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES:
RECOMMENDATIONS (at least 2 contact details):
-Do you use your work to communicate your political/religious message to your audience? If so, what kind of views do you express? Please provide at least one example.
- Do you currently engage in advocacy for any political, religious or other group? If so, please provide brief details.
- Are you a figure of note in the media? If so, please provide brief details.
TITLE OF THE MUSIC/SONG:
LYRICS (IN ENGLISH OR ENGLISH TRANSLATION IF THE SONG IS IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH):
STATEMENT OF THE ARTIST ABOUT HOW THE MUSIC/SONG RELATES TO THE THEME OF “SOLIDARITY FOR ALL” (MAX 500 WORDS):
BIOGRAPHY (MAX 500 WORDS):
STATEMENT: “I hereby confirm that I have read and understand the guidelines, and that my application complies with them and that the information I have provided is correct.”
Please copy and paste the above and send your filled submission to
WCA competitions are judged by a voting panel, comprising WCA partners and members. Competition submissions are shortlisted via a consultation process among the voting members.
The shortlist is graded in confidence by the voting members, unless there is a clear and unanimously agreed standout winner.
Gradings are not publicly disclosed, and are held in confidence by WCA. Winners are runners up are announced by WCA on its website, social media and elsewhere.