Big Big Sing – Songwriting Competiton

Write a Commonwealth Games song!

Big Big Sing is a nationwide celebration of singing that will inspire thousands of people to get singing in the lead up to and during Games Time.  As part of this project, Big Big Sing is running an exciting songwriting competition open to Primary and Secondary School pupils in Scotland. 

 Big Big Sing invites pupils to write a song inspired by the Commonwealth Games, pupils can work individually or as a class to write a song between three and five minutes in length.  With the games just around the corner there’s no shortage of inspiration for budding songwriters!

 There’s a fantastic prize on offer which includes having a video of the winning song made and performing the song in front of thousands as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme! One winning entry will be picked from each category (Primary and Secondary School) by an expert judging panel.

 Prize up for grabs:

 –  A special video of entrants performing the song

–   A recording of the song included and promoted on the Big Big Sing website

 –   A performance spot at the BIG Big Big Sing event in Glasgow during July 2014.

 For full guidelines and to find out more about the competition and the project in general please visit

2 thoughts on “Big Big Sing – Songwriting Competiton”

  1. Lovely idea, but shouldn’t this competition be open to all primary schools as the games are for the commonwealth?

  2. Hi Rosemarie,

    Game On Scotland contains a lot of curated content, seeking to bring the best of what’s available to the education audience – Big Big Sing is one such programme. In promoting these curated projects, we are tied to the parameters set by those who are running them, which may be as a result of funding conditions or other considerations. Where possible we try to make any opportunities available as widely as possible, but think it’s natural that some opportunities will be limited to those in the host nation. If you visit you’ll find lots of other information, resources and opportunities accessible to all across the Commonwealth.

    Thanks for getting in touch,


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