Songwriters, Artists, and Sticker Creators Are Invited to Join These 3 Contests

Check these 3 competitions to see if you or anyone you know can qualify and are interested to participate. Amazing prizes are waiting, but the experience in joining any of these 3 is rewarding in itself. You still have time as all of them have deadlines on November 15, 2020.


The Vhenee Saturno Online Songwriting Contest

Do you have a song that you’ve wanted to share for some time now? Why not pen it down and get a chance to be rewarded for it? The Vhenee Saturno Music Corp (VSMC) launched an online songwriting contest that is open to amateur and professional Filipino songwriters all around the globe. 10 finalists will be picked and exciting prizes are promised.

Vehnee Saturno, who is himself a product of a competition, is an award-winning composer. He won first place in the Metro Manila Popular Music Festival in 1982 for his song Isang Dakot. Some of his well-known songs are Sana Kahit Minsan, Mula sa Puso, Be My Lady, and Till My Heartaches End. His awards include Best Musical Score in FAMAS Award and Best Original Song in FAP Awards.

Now, Vhenee wants to turn the limelight to other Filipino song composers. His record production company VSMC manages and protects his and other writers’ songs. Some of the services it provides are record production, music publishing, CD replication, and artist management. The company’s clients include major record companies, television networks, advertisers, and independent record producers.


Contest Mechanics    

  1. The theme of the competition is “Today’s Hits, Tomorrow’s Classics.” Contestants should think about the theme when they’re writing their songs.
  2. Each participant can only submit 2 entries. These are the categories: Ballad / Pop, RnB / Hip Hop, Folk / Rock, Novelty, and Dance. The entries may be for the same category or for 2 different categories.
  3. Each entry may be in Filipino or English or a combination of two languages like Taglish.
  4. Entries should not be more than 4 minutes.
  5. The format should be in MP3 (96 Kbps).

Entries can be submitted until November 15, 2020. Submit your entries through this link. You must have a Gmail account to open the form. Only one file can be uploaded for every submission. The criteria for judging are: melody (40%), lyrics (30%), commercial appeal (20%), and musical arrangement (10%).

The VSMC Studio


Those who want to rent a studio for virtual concerts or live streaming performances can also get in touch with VSMC. The studio has video and audio recording, green screen, and fiber optic internet connection. It’s located in 34 Times Street, West Triangle, Quezon City.

If you also want to learn about songwriting and music production, you can enroll in Online Songwriting and Music Production Workshop with Vehnee Saturno via Zoom. You can inquire for fees and other details through Facebook or send an email to VEHNEES@YAHOO.COM. There are a total of three sessions.

The first session is how to write music and lyrics. The second session is how to do a good demo song for presentation to a label. And the third session is how to release a song in digital market as an independent artist.

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UNstoppable YOUth: Shaping the Future We Want Art Competition

DAKILA, a group of artists, students, and individuals who are committed to making the public aware of important concerns in the society through awareness, education, and involvement brings you an art competition that also celebrates the 75th year of the United Nations in the Philippines. The contest is open to all Filipinos aged 18 to 24. They must not have had a solo exhibition yet.

The artwork must be based on the theme “Our World: Different But Better.” The questions that can guide the participants are: How do you envision the future that we all deserve? How can the new normal be a better normal? How can solidarity with one another help us emerge from the current health crisis stronger and more resilient?

Entries should be in digital format and ready for printing or reproduction. They must be original, conceptualized and executed by the participant. They must not be signed and haven’t been uploaded online before the competition. To join the contest, register and submit your work here. Contestants can submit more than one entry.


Winners will have an opportunity to be featured in Dakila and UN press releases and media visits nationwide as well as feature in their collaterals, newsletters, and institutional social media channels; receive UN and Dakila certificates; and become eligible for an art exhibition in an alternative art space. The grand prize is Php30,000. Second prize is Php20,000. And the third prize is Php10,000.

If you have questions about UNstoppable YOUth: Shaping the Future We Want Art Competition, you can send them to with the subject: UN75 Competition Inquiry. For the complete mechanics and guidelines, check this. The deadline for submission of entries is on November 15, 2020.

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Yippi Asia Sticker Contest

Are you passionate about stickers? How about joining this international competition for sticker creators and designers? Even if you’re not yet a sticker creator but have great ideas in mind, you can still join the competition. Registration is free and submission is unlimited. But each participant can only have 1 set of stickers that can win the contest. The deadline of submission is on November 15, 2020.

The Yippi Sticker Contest is an annual event. This year, it has the support of the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Yippi is a messaging app that focuses on entertainment and security. Other than the prizes that amount to USD20,000, participants can have an internship or career development opportunity.

How to Join and Prizes

For new artists, register here. Submit your complete stickers and required details to Current artists should register and upload stickers as well as related information here. For complete information, visit this page.

The first prize winner will receive USD5,000, a trophy, certificate, and an internship program. The second prize winner will also receive a trophy, certificate, an internship program, and USD3,000. 5 winners will receive the third prize, which include trophies, certificates, internship programs, and USD1,500. 20 winners will receive a special prize, a drawing tablet worth USD400 and certificates.


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