Teen Songwriting Contest

Submission deadline: 5/31/2022

Middle and High School Students are invited to explore online challenges that build financial skills then use their knowledge to write, perform and submit an original song. Winning songs will be featured during this summer’s virtual concert live on Spondulics.org on July 16, 2022. See below for more information, and on the website: http://hiphopfinfest.com/

Rules & Regulations

  • Must be between 12-18 years old to submit.
  • Must be a resident of the United States, Canada, US Virgin Islands
  • Must use content from at least one of the financial literacy lessons provided.
  • Must choose a beat provided by the competition.
  • Song must include a minimum of 16 bars and a chorus.
  • Song length cannot exceed 4 minutes.
  • Must submit video performance – NO audio-only submissions will be accepted.
  • Absolutely no cursing or profanity allowed.
  • Submission deadline is May 31, 2022.


Prizes & Performances

  • The top three song submissions will win cash prizes
  • Winning students will each get a Studio in a Backpack equipment set to keep making music and creative projects
  • Winning students will also get 6 months of mentorship to keep growing their financial and creative skills
  • Winning songs will be featured during the Hip Hop FinFest Concert
  • Winning songs will be featured on the Hip Hop FinFest vol.2 album
  • Winning students’ teachers will receive two professional development sessions, curriculum, and classroom swag


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