Eco Arts Awards 2012

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Summary

This annual competition in six creative genres, including songwriting and short film / videos, photography, fine art, functional art, and literature, is offering $1,000 for the first place winner in songwriting and in short film/videos. The theme is "ecology" - the interrelationship between all organisms and their environment. It's big picture stuff. Eco Arts Awards is looking for innovative, edgy, inspiring interpretations of that theme. If you are passionate about wanting to make a difference in the world with your talent, this is the competition to enter. The special $25 submission fee is available exclusively on Sonicbids./n/nEco Arts Awards, an annual competition in six creative genres, including songwriting and short film / videos, photography, fine art, functional art, and literature, is offering $1,000 for the first place winner in songwriting and in short film/videos. Its mission is to acknowledge and reward excellence in thematic accomplishment. The theme is "ecology" - the interrelationship between all organisms and their environment. It's big picture stuff. Eco Arts Awards is looking for innovative, edgy, inspiring interpretations of that theme. If you are passionate about wanting to make a difference in the world with your talent, this is the competition to enter.

The special $25 submission fee is available exclusively on Sonicbids.

Confirmed jurors include:


  • Mollie Moore, A&R (Atlantic Records)

  • Melissa Spillman, Manager A&R (Capitol Records, Nashville)

  • Mark Spicoluk, Senior Director of A&R (Universal Records Canada)

  • Leigh Harris, aka Little Queenie

  • Rick Ledbetter, professional musician

  • Ken Hanke, film critic (Mountain Xpress, Rotten Tomatoes)

  • Justin Souther, film critic


Songwriters: If you want to change the world with your songs, if you see the big picture, this is the competition you want to enter. You will be joining a group of very dedicated people who will do their best to promote your message.

Selection criteria for songwriting:


  • Originality and impact of ecological theme

  • Lyrics

  • Melody

  • Arrangement

  • Production/Record Quality and vocal ability are not criteria



Short Films / Videos: If you were told in order to save the world it was up to you to make an inspirational video of no more than fifteen minutes in length, what would you say, show, write, sing? We want to see innovative originality!

Selection criteria for short films / videos:


  • Thematic impact (and relevance to ecological issues)

  • Originality and artistry of voice, style, elements, of the media and imagery

  • Technique (composition, skill, editing)

Any video entry must be hosted by Youtube. Please provide the link in the submission form.

Terms And Conditions

Are clearly posted on the www.ecoartsawards.com website

However, it is the standard procedure; We will not return your submission to you. You will maintain copyright. We ask for permission to post your submission on our website for public listening and a People's Choice vote, if your song is selected to be in the top twenty finalists. We will also require a photo, and bio.

Your entry must be original and not infringe on any copyrights. If you have more than one writer or collaborator you must decide whose name to put the submission under and it is up to you to disburse the prize money appropriately between all co-authors.

Selection criteria for winning entries will be:

Thematic impact - relevance to ecological issues
Melody, arrangement, originality and lyrics
Production value and quality of performance will not be considered in the judging criteria