2nd Annual Songwriting Competition

Rita Marley Foundation(JA) Songwriting Competition Postponement

We have decided to reschedule the event to facilitate maximum participation by high school students, in Jamaica. Some educators have expressed difficulty in reaching students. Since school is out, due to COVID-19 and not all have internet access.

We look forward to rescheduling at a convenient time.

High Schoolers, in Jamaica, are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Event

The Song Should Be Focused on: “One World, One People, One Love.”

Audio renditions of song(s) should be submitted no later than July 1, 2020; with student(s) bio and head shot.

Email to: song@ritamarleyfoundation.org

1st place $50,000, plus other splendid prizes
2nd place $25,000, plus other splendid prizes
3rd place $15,000, plus other splendid prizes

Judging Criteria

Song Structure and Composition(20 Points)
The song has a clear theme or cohesive idea
The song has clearly identifiable sections, verse, chorus, etc.

Lyrics(20 Points)
The song is written in English or Patois
The lyrics evoke an emotional response from the listener
Lyrics are syntactically and grammatically correct, while allowing for colloquial expressions and artistic language use.
The lyrics are singable and memorable
The lyrics have an identifiable rhyme scheme or pattern

Originality and Content(60 Points)
The song expresses the theme in a new or fresh way
The song is memorable
The song has commercial potential
The song must have a title
Song should be focused on One World, One People, One Love.

Audio recordings of songs
should be submitted.