MAPA Young Talent Songwriting Competition 2015

by Surianne
(Marbella, Spain)

MAPA Young Talent Songwriting Competition 2015

MAPA Young Talent Songwriting Competition 2015

At MAPA we aim to inspire and develop industry newcomers to be the best they can be so that they can build strong, sustainable careers in the performing arts industry.

We have therefore introduced an online ‘Songwriting Competition’ that will empower young aspiring songwriters with a unique platform, enabling them to showcase their talent and offering them an opportunity to gain crucial feedback from some of the very best songwriters, producers and industry professionals. The competition is open for 9 - 18 year olds and is spilt under 2 different age groups;

9 - 13 years - Shooting Stars application
14 - 18 years - Super Stars application

Competition entries will be accepted as from Dec 1st 2015 and will close on Jan 31st 2016. Judging of entries will take place throughout February 2016. Winners will be announced in March 2016 and will be invited to perform at MAPA Easter Show. In addition the winners will receive:

1st prize - 100% 1 years MAPA scholarship. Interview and live performance at TRE Breakfast Show ‘Wake Up with Hannah’ to sing the winning song.

2nd prize - 50% 1 years MAPA scholarship.

Our current judging panel comprises of a range of influential songwriters, music producers and industry professionals such as;

Remedios López Padilla - MAPA Patron & Head of Laude International College
Mikki Nilsen - Music producer (Gecko Studios)
Paul Isola - Lead vocalist of rock band Breed77
James Gomez - Planet Projects Events
Hannah Murray - TRE (Talk Radio Europe)
Scheherezade Nath King - Big Man Entertainment

So, if you think you’ve got what it takes and want to share your songwriting talents and be heard by some of the best songwriters, producers and industry professionals - get songwriting and send in your songs!

Download an application form from our website and submit this with your song and lyrics to

Rules to submit a song:

1. All lyrics and music must be the entrant’s own original work and must not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Lyrics must be typed and submitted with the song

2. Only 1 song may be submitted per entrant. Entrants don’t need a professional recording as they will be judged on their originality, melody, composition, lyrics and their potential to be a smash hit!

3. An audio recording is just as acceptable as a video recording.This can be as simple as you singing a cappella on to a device or a video recording of yourself jamming your song in your bedroom.

4. If you form part of a duo or a band, you must all be in agreement before submitting to the competition.

5. No entry will be accepted without a completed application form available to download from here.

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Dec 01, 2015
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