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"SONGS" songwriting competition enters its ninth round

10. November 2023

Until March 1st 2024, students between the ages of eleven and 21 can submit their music titles for the SONGS songwriting competition of the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. The best entries will be awarded non-cash prizes worth up to 10,000 euros. SONGS is the only songwriting competition for pupils in Baden-Württemberg and is sponsored by the Education and Social Foundation of Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg.

Whether pop, rap, electro or rock, as a duo, solo or with a whole band - "SONGS" gives pupils from Baden-Württemberg the chance to bring their own SONGS to the big stage.
Students between the ages of eleven and 21 can apply together with an institution, e.g. a school, music school or youth center. The three best SONGS will be awarded non-cash prizes to provide the institutions with musical equipment. In addition, the winners will receive professional coaching at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. The Popakademie also offers a one-day vocal camp for all singers in the final.

At the SONGS final on May 3, 2024 at the SpardaWelt Eventcenter in Stuttgart, selected participants will present their submitted SONGS live in front of a jury of experts.

A training course on songwriting/producing will be offered for teachers on 31.01.2024. Registration and information on the training course for teachers at

Information on participation in "Songs" for students and institutions at
The closing date for entries is 01.03.2024

About the Education and Social Foundation of Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg eG
Social, cultural and sustainable commitment has always been an integral part of the corporate philosophy of the regionally rooted Sparda-Bank. The Education and Social Foundation is one of Sparda-Bank's five foundations. It takes care of social issues in the federal state. For many years, the foundation has been committed to social institutions and projects that care for children, young people and people with disabilities and illnesses. The foundation does not see itself as a mere donor, but is committed to networking different stakeholders and promoting the common good through its own projects. In addition, the foundation is particularly committed to education-related projects, such as promoting healthy eating, teaching media skills or promoting innovative learning methods.