- Contestants must a member(s) of the Club and attending any of the Club’s sites.
- Contestants must be 12-25 year of age.
- The songs can be written, recorded and mastered by an individual or a group
- Each individual or group can submit a maximum of 2 songs.
- Must be original.
- Must have vocal and instrumental components.
- Can be in any genre or style.
- Should be a maximum of 4 min in length.
- Should be in English.
- Must not contain any sampling.
- Must not contain obscene or offensive lyrics.
How To Enter
- Complete the entry form and submit it along with your song on a memory key or CD.
- Please name your file including your first name and the title of the song.
- All entries are due by 5:00pm on Thursday May 10th. Late entries will not be considered.
- Judging will be done by a panel of St. Alban’s alumni and board members selected by the Club.
- All decisions of the judges will be final.
- Any songs that do not adhere to the rules will be disqualified.
- The competition will open to submissions on April 1, 2018.
- The competition will close to submissions at 5:00 PM on May 10, 2018.
- The prize will be awarded at Street Jam 2.0 to be held between 2:00 and 6:00 PM on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
- The prize for the winning song will be $100.
- If the winning song is entered by a group, the prize will be divided evenly amongst the members of the group.
- The top 3 winning songs will be featured on the Club’s website. The top 3 winners will be asked to perform their songs at Street Jam 2.0 on June 2, 2018. (Performance is not mandatory.)
- Originality (20%)
- How original is the song idea?
- How fresh is the approach?
- Would it stand out from others with similar themes?
- Appeal (30%)
- Is the song memorable?
- Are the lyrics, melody, harmony and/or rhythm infectious?
- Is there a strong lyrical or instrumental hook?
- Is the hook effectively placed for impact?
- Focus (30%)
- Is there a story, characters – are they consistent, do they progress?
- Do the verses set up the chorus?
- Does the chorus conclude?
- Are the lyrics compact and concisely written?
- Form (10%)
- Is there consistent structure (verse and if applicable, chorus) placement?
- Phrasing/Cadence (10%)
- Do the melody/lyrics sing/play well?