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Open Call Submission

27 July 2020 ~ 30 August 2020

“SG:SW I Write The Songs” a nationwide Mandarin-Pop Song Writing Festival is now calling for submissions of original songs. The original songs submitted can be songs written by individuals or as a group (with consent from all songwriters involved). Entrants may submit multiple songs, with a maximum of 3 sets of lyrics and 3 sets of melody composition associated to each songwriter, regardless if the songs were submitted by themselves or other entrants.

Online Live Showcases

17 ~ 18 October 2020

The song entries received through the Open Call will be curated, and 20 song entries will be selected to be showcased via Facebook LIVE. Online Live Showcases performances are based on creativity; the entrants of the selected songs are required to decide on their song’s live performance format (be it as a solo act, group act or with a band etc). However, it is compulsory for the song to be performed with at least 1 live music instrument (guitar, keyboard, ukulele etc).

Online Masterclasses

24 ~ 25 October 2020

Songwriters of the selected 10 songs for the Finale Concert, will be entitled to attend a fully-sponsored Masterclass sessions where their songs will be individually heard and critiqued upon by established, renowned songwriters via virtual video conferencing platform. With the tips and knowledge gained from the Masterclasses, the participating songwriters could improve on their song (if they wish to) to be presented at the Finale Concert.

Online Finale Concert

27 November 2020

Online Finale Concert will be broadcasted on SG:SW Facebook Page. A panel of judges will be selecting 7 winners for the night and awards will be presented for “Best Song”, “Lyrics (Merit)”, “Melody (Merit)”, , “Best Vocal Performance”, “Best Performing Band”, “Popularity (Public Voting)” and “SCCC Xchange Award” for compositions with multicultural elements. Winning awards are not listed in any particular order.

Fringe Activity


"SG:SW LIVE!" Sharing Session

Ambassador Serene Koong will be hosting the weekly "SG:SW LIVE!" for the month of August, as she chats with other local singer-songwriters on the show. Local singer-songwriters will be sharing their songwriting experiences, tips and also encouraging those who are interested to participate actively in songwriting.