Song-writing contest - English only

(click here for contest in other languages)



Four cash prizes of $400 each for the four best songs in English on a SYNC theme. One of the four also wins air travel (domestic or international), conference registration, room, and board to attend GCoMM (Global Consultation on Music and Mission), July 20-23, 2020, Dallas, Texas, to lead the conference in singing the song or to perform the song


ASAP - Eligibility Form

  1. Read the one-page THINK SYNC file, which will help you choose which parts of the web site to explore first to get inspiration for your song. 

  2. Open up to God. Invite him to teach you, lead you, bless you as you explore the SYNC site for things that will stir up your song-writing gift. "Seek and you will find" (Mt. 7.7) Whatever God does in you or impresses on you is the basis for your song. Thank him for it, and go to the next step.  

  3. Submit your Eligibility Form. This includes a preliminary "concept check" with Stan Nussbaum, the contest organizer, to make sure your inspiration is generally in sync with SYNC. You may not submit an Entry Form until your Eligibility Form has been approved. 

HPDL (Hard Part - Do Later) - Entry Form

  1. Develop your song and try it out with friends

  2. When it's ready, video it being sung by you, someone else, or a group (a simple one-phone video is OK; this is a song-writing contest not a music video contest) 

  3. Edit your video until you feel good posting it on YouTube, and promote it on social media of your choice

  4. Submit your completed Entry Form any time between January 1 and April 30, 2020

Application forms and instructions will be available here on December 1, 2019. Winners will be notified by May 31, 2020.

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