We join the Royal Family, the whole of the Commonwealth,and the whole world in mourning her passing.
The Commonwealth Nations have the biggest music audience in the world with over 2.5 billion people. The theme in 2022 is "Peace Between Nations" and we have an International Section this year for non-Commonwealth songwriters to join and show support.
The Commonwealth Song Contest is a major international music event for the 2.5 billion people of the 56 Commonwealth Nations. It launched in 1998 during The 2018 Commonwealth Games and received thousands of song entries from artists and songwriters from Commonwealh nations. Finalists and Winners were chosen with a public voting system. The United Kingdom won that year with Australia close behind, followed by India. Canada, Singapore, The Bahamas and Saint Lucia. The full 2018 Results are here.
In 2022 the second Commonwealth Song Contest was staged, four years after the first, to coincide again with the four-yearly Commonwealth Games. Talks are ongoing with Commonwealth organisations in each nation to stage this as a yearly event in future years.
The CSC is open to all residents and nationals of the 56 Commonwealth Nations and their Oversees Territories. All songwriters and artists who are residents or nationals of these nations are eligible to participate and represent their country. The CSC showcases the music and talent of the participating nations, promotes awareness of cultures and geography, and seeks above all else to strengthen ties between nations through the shared medium of music. For full details of each Commonwealth country and links to detailed country profiles visit the Commonwealth Nations Official Website.
The theme and message in 2022 is Peace Between Nations and there is an international section for non-Commonwealth songwriters and artists to participate and show their support with a separate International Award position for non-Commonwealth participants.
Everyone - beginners and professionals - is welcome to submit songs. Songwriters may record and perform themselves and enter their own demos recordings, or other people may sing and record their song for them. Bands and singers can perform their own original compositions, or perform songs written by friends or music partners. Schools and colleges are encouraged to submit songs and they may find support from local Commonwealth Foundation offices and arts organisations.
Local organizations, producers, TV and Radio producers, industry professionals, promoters and sponsors are invited to contact the CSC to discuss partnerships. This is an opportunity to an international music event with a potential audience of over 2.5 billion people. Contact the CSC here (industry contacts only).
SONG ENTRY PROCESS Entries in 2022 are administered in the United Kingdom in partnership with the UKSC at britsong.com and with the international music submission platform SubmitMySong.com. Use the links in this website to submit songs. These two experienced professional bodies process entries, organize finalist selections and oversee international public voting.