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Jack Petchey Anthem Competition – ENTER NOW!

The Jack Petchey Foundation Anthem competition is back…to celebrate our 21st birthday! We are looking for young people to create an uplifting song celebrating young people and looking to the future.

It’s FREE to enter; submit an audio file via the online form further down this page (or send us a video/audio file via WeTransfer) and fill out your details! Entries will close at  5pm on Monday 31st July 2020.

If you want to send your file via WeTransfer, send it to – please note you still must complete the online form or your entry will not be counted.

The winner will be selected by our panel of judges including Ruti, singer/songwriter and 2018 winner of The Voice UK, and Ashley Singh, solo artist and previous Jack Petchey Achievement Award winner.

If you want to find out more about the Jack Petchey Foundation to inspire your entry, go to this page.


-The winning composer(s) will receive £2000 to be spent on music equipment, or towards a music project/study costs. The winning entry will also have the opportunity to record their track in a professional studio and be invited to do a collaborative performance at one of our high profile events!

-Second place will receive £650, and third place £350 to be spent on music equipment or towards a music project or study costs

-The top 5 entrants will then be invited to take part in an online one to one workshop with an industry professional by 31st August. They will offer guidance and critique of their song-writing, performance and musicianship skills – this is intended to be an educational element of the search and a real opportunity for the top 5 to get professional feedback and guidance. The online workshop will also help the songwriters hone their entry.

-All shortlisted entries will be featured on our website that gets thousands of views every month!


Who can enter?

-Any young people aged 11-25 can enter, as long as they live in London or Essex

-You can enter as part of a group or individually, as long as you maintain social distancing and comply with the government guidelines

-You must have at least one person singing vocals as part of your track


Fill out this form and upload your mp3 file to be in with a chance of winning!

21st Birthday Anthem competition entry form

  • *please note this field is optional
  • *If applicable – e.g part of a school band
  • *if you're under 16 please provide contact details of a parent/guardian
  • *if you're under 16 please provide contact details of a parent/guardian
  • *if you have trouble uploading your file contact *please note you can also WeTransfer an audio/video file to if you can't upload it here
  • *Please note this field is optional, just a chance for you to upload any lyrics, band photos or anything else that supports your application!

Terms and Conditions

Please read the full terms and conditions before submitting your entry to make sure you meet all criteria necessary.

Good luck!

Meet the judges – Ruti

Ruti is a singer/songwriter and 2018 winner of The Voice UK!

She also won the 2017 series of the Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge and a Jack Petchey Achievement Award – so it’s safe to say she’s well qualified to judge on the panel!

Her single Racing Cars has over 1 million listens on Spotify; watch the YouTube video here.

She will be judging your entries against the criteria in our terms and conditions!


Meet the judges – Ashley Singh

Ashley Singh is a solo artist and previous Jack Petchey Achievement Award winner.

He has performed at countless Jack Petchey Foundation events, and is a fantastic member of our alumni. Listen to his popular singles Can’t Look At Me and Through The Pain on Spotify now!

He will be judging your entries against the criteria in our terms and conditions!

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