CONTEST: 4th Annual Songs for Social Change

Posted by:  RAWA

  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands

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We are looking for songs that will make people aware of current social conditions and inspire them to do some to make positive changes in society. Have you written the next "Imagine" or "Blowin' in the Wind?"

We award a cash prize of $500 for the winner, and the winning song plus the songs of 10 runners up will be eligible for placement on a compilation CD that is sent to radio stations.

Send us ONE TRACK ONLY and lyrics to enter. It is free of charge.

The songs must have lyrics, and some tips for better success are as follows:

1. The production should make sure that the lyrics can be discerned and are not buried in the mix

2. If the lyrics point to solutions to the problems that are addressed it will be great.

3. Express your feeling, but if you can do it in an FCC friendly way without expletives, then it will help your chances of being selected.

The Opportunity

We have been running the cost for the past three years and the winning artists in those years were One World Tribe, The Whiskey Farm and this year's winner is Eljuri. Visit to view the song contest winners of the past three years.

The Band

  • We are accepting applications in all genres, but there must be lyrical content & relevant to the main idea of the contest - social change 
  • All songs submitted must be original material
  • All ages welcome to apply 
  • Welcome to self-produced and self-recorded songs
  • Only one entry per artist 

The Gig

The winner of the contest will be awarded $500, and the ten (10) runners-up, along with the winning song, will be featured on a compilation CD that will be sent to radio stations. Copies of the CD will also be available for each participating band to use for their own publicity.

Photos of the winning band and runners-up will be posted on the RAWA website along with links to the bands' websites and social media.


  • Compensation Amount: Up to $500.00