Jennifer Hill

SWAN Song Submission Guidelines

The deadline for the 2017 SWAN Day Song Contest was midnight on February 20, 2017.
We received 177 songs, and we are no longer accepting song submissions.
Please check back next year!


Jennifer Hill

Jennifer Hill, SWAN Day CT

WomenArts’ Executive Director Martha Richards has announced a WomenArts SWAN Song Contest.  We are looking for inspiring songs that can be sung at SWAN Day events and at other community gatherings.

Content:  We are looking for songs that celebrate the power and diversity of women’s creativity. Hopefully the songs will address one or more of the key qualities of Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day listed below:

  • SWAN Day unites women around the world.
  • SWAN Day celebrates the diversity of women’s creativity and builds cultural bridges.
  • SWAN Day helps women artists build support networks that sustain them all year.
  • SWAN Day teaches women artists that they have tremendous power when they work together and help each other.

Style:  We want songs that people can learn fairly quickly and sing together.  If the song is not in English, please submit a translation of the lyrics and at least one verse in English.

Submission Process:  Please upload your song to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, your website, or some other online location, and then send us the link using our SWAN Song Submission Form. (The deadline has passed and the form has been deactivated.)

Deadline:  Please submit your song by February 20, 2017.  We will make the selections in the following week so that we can share them with SWAN organizers throughout March.

Prizes:  Thanks to our generous donors, we have been able to increase the size of our prizes. We are now offering a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of $500, and two third prizes of $250.    All winners will be featured in the WomenArts Blog and social media. Artists will retain the copyrights to the songs.

THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED – PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR!