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Open Call Submission

7 June 2021 to 18 July 2021
“SG:SW I Write The Songs” a nationwide Mandopop Songwriting 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

4 & 5 September 2021
The song entries received through the Open Call will be curated, and 20 song entries will be selected to be showcased via live performances at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. 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

18 & 19 September 2021
Songwriters of the selected 10 songs for the Finale Concert, will be entitled to attend a fully-sponsored Online 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 Online Masterclasses, the participating songwriters could improve on their song (if they wish to) to be presented at the Finale Concert.

Online Finale Concert

29 October 2021
To encourage songwriters for writing more original songs, the Organizers will present 7 awards during the finale concert: Best Song Award, Lyrics (Merit) Award, Melody (Merit) Award, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Xchange Award, Popularity Award (Public Voting), Best Vocal Performance and Best Performing Band Award. Winning awards are not listed in any particular order.

Fringe Activity



"SG:SW LIVE!" Sharing Session is a program where invited speakers will educate the audiences on the history and development of the local Mandarin-Pop music industry. During this session, local singer-songwriters will also be invited to come along to perform and share their song writing experiences, to inspire and encourage those who are interested to participate actively in song writing.