thank you for your overwhelming response to our contest. the judges are currently doing their due diligence and listening to the submissions. Winners will be contacted and an update will be made on on this webpage and on our social media at the contest’s conclusion. We have no additional information to offer entrants who phone or email for updates.
Open to amateur and professional songwriters.
As this contest is intended to support musicians, there is no entry fee or cost to participate.
This contest is a celebration of London’s designation as a UNESCO Music City. As such, songwriters must reside in London, Ontario during the contest duration (January 14, 2022 to March 31, 2022).
Songs must be recorded and provided in audio or audio/video format. A phone recording is sufficient. Artists need not incur any cost in the production of their submission as judging will be based on artistic quality of the song – not production quality of the audio/video.
Songwriters may ask a musician to perform their piece if they are not technically able to do so on their own.
Co-writing is permitted with prize money being shared equally.
A maximum of two songs may be submitted by each songwriter.
Though we appreciate all entries, we are unable to provide feedback or review of content received.
Songs must be about London or the themes of home, love and beauty and have lyrics.
Submissions must be accompanied by lyrics.
Though the songwriter retains ownership of the song, the Aeolian may use the song for all purposes without licensing fee.
Judging will be completed by a jury of music professionals.
Songs must be new (during the period of the contest), unpublished and previously unrecorded or performed.
Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2022.
Submissions may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org using a Google drive link or a private, unpublished YouTube link or dropped off at the Aeolian Hall on a USB drive. Entrants will be notified that their entry has been received successfully in a viewable format. Entrants are welcome to follow-up with the Aeolian by phone or email should they not receive a confirmation within 2 business days.