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  • Onelia Miller

Are you passionate about making a difference through music? Do you believe in the power of songwriting to uplift and inspire change? Here's your chance to use your talent for a meaningful cause! ABS-CBN Foundation International is thrilled to announce the launch of our global songwriting contest, Songs from the Heart, to support the Bantay Bata 163 program.

About the Contest

Songs from the Heart is not just a contest—it's a movement to harness the power of music for the betterment of Filipino children. We invite students from all corners of the globe to compose original songs that embody compassion, hope, and empowerment for the future of Filipino children. Your song could be the voice that raises awareness and funds for the Bantay Bata 163 program's initiatives, touching lives and making a real difference in communities.

Contest Guidelines

  • Eligibility: You are eligible to participate if you are a student currently enrolled in an educational institution or an alumni who graduated within the past year. Collaboration between students is encouraged, so gather your friends and classmates and join forces to create something truly remarkable.
  • Theme: Your song should revolve around one of the following themes: For the Future of the Filipino Child, In Service to the Filipino, or The Reason is Love. Let your creativity flow as you craft melodies and lyrics that convey the essence of these themes with sincerity and authenticity.
  • Submission Guidelines: To enter the contest, compose an original song in any genre—pop, rock, ballad, or any other style that speaks to you. Submit your entry in MP3 format along with a written document containing the song lyrics. Remember, entries must be no more than five minutes long, and lyrics should be in English or Tagalog.
  • Deadline for Submission: Mark your calendars! The deadline for submission is 11:59 PM PST on May 30, 2024. Please submit your entry on time, as only timely submissions will be considered.
  • Judging Criteria and Prizes: Our esteemed panel of judges, comprised of musicians, lyricists, and industry professionals, will evaluate entries based on creativity and originality, relevance to the theme, lyricism and musicality, and overall impact. Winners will be announced on June 15, 2024, and will receive exciting prizes, including the opportunity to travel and record their winning song or a cash equivalent.

Join the Movement

Your voice has the power to make a difference. Join us in using the universal language of music to spread love, hope, and joy to Filipino children everywhere. Let's create a brighter future—one song at a time.

Visit our official registration page for more information and to submit your entry. Together, let's make music that matters and improve lives!

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