Northern Ireland Song of the Year Award

The search is on to find young musicians and performers who have a song that can set the world alight.

Sponsored by Youth Action as part of their centenary programme, the competition is open to young people aged 14-25 across NI and welcomes song submissions at for the chance to win £4,000 towards the winner’s music career, as well as a professional recording of the winning song with a promotional photoshoot and their opportunity for their song to be played on the radio. 

”N E X T  B I G  T H I N G

Are you aged 14-25?

Do you have a passion for music?

Could YOU be the ‘Next Big Thing?’

We are looking for young bands and solo artists to submit their original music and be in with a chance of winning a life-changing prize!

Whether you have a catalogue of original songs, or you’ve never written music, give it a go, you never know. This is your opportunity to stretch your musical talents, further your career and get your sound heard.”