We join the Royal Family, the whole of the Commonwealth,and the whole world in mourning her passing.
OVER 6,000 SONGS IN 2022 Return soon for the winners
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 that year from artists and songwriters from Commonwealth 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, to coincide again with the four-yearly Commonwealth Games. Talks are now ongoing with organisations and media partners in each nation to stage this as a yearly event in future years. Results for the current 2022/2023 event will be announced in April 2023.
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 may 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 and love of music. For full details of each Commonwealth country and links to country profiles visit the Commonwealth Nations Website.
Everyone, from complete beginners to professionals, is welcome to submit songs. Songwriters may record and perform themselves and enter their own demo 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 be part of an international music and cultural event with a potential audience of over 2.5 billion people. Contact the CSC here (industry contacts only).
SONG ENTRY PROCESS Song submissions for the 2022/23 CSC were administered and organised in partnership with the UKSC, The UK Songwriting Contest,and the international music submission platform SubmitMySong.com. These experienced professional bodies process the entries, organise finalist selections and oversee public voting. Return soon for details of dates for the next CSC event.