OWTA is pleased to launch our inaugural Teen Songwriting Competition. The competition is open to youth aged 13 to 18 who write original pop music. The competition will give young aspiring songwriters a platform to showcase their original music to a large audience.

Interested applicants must live in Montreal or it’s surrounding boroughs and are invited to submit a YouTube video of themselves or their group performing one original song. To be eligible, applicants must be age 13 by April 1st and must be under the age of 19 by the April 30th submission deadline. There is no charge to submit an application.

OWTA’s Teen Songwriting Competition will be lead by singer/ songwriter, pianist and jazz musician, Melina Soochan and is a revival of Soochan’s Acoustic Nights Montreal Songwriting Competition.

Three prizes will awarded on June 15 and the winner and runners up will be selected by jury of musicians and music industry professionals. The grand prize winner will be invited to perform at this year’s edition of Strangers in the Night.

To enter, you must submit a link of you or your group singing your original song. The video should be no longer than 5-minutes long.

Please click HERE to submit your application.