CONTEST: Song in the 6ix

Attention musicians: compose an original song about Toronto, and you could win $10,000 & a CBC-produced music video!

Compose a song about Toronto & you could win $10,000 & a CBC-produced music video!

CBC Toronto is looking for the city's new anthem!

Do you compose and perform original music? Regardless of your genre or experience, this contest could put you on the map. It all starts with creating a song about this wonderful city of ours.

Submissions are open from Jan.18- Feb. 19 2016.

Whether you're full time musician or music is your passion project, Song in the 6ix is open to everyone. And the stakes are high: $10,000, and a CBC-produced music video!

To enter, write an original song about Toronto and record a video of yourself performing it. Why do you love our city? Why should other people visit? This is both an anthem and a love letter to Toronto. Be sure to include "The 6ix" or "Song in the 6ix" in your lyrics, with the option of making reference to CBC Toronto or any of our CBC Toronto hosts.

For more information and to enter, click HERE

The public will vote on all videos and songs submitted to determine the top 6 finalists based on voting, and a CBC judging panel will select 6 additional finalists to advance to the final round. A CBC celebrity jury will then select one contest winner out of the 12 finalists.

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Good luck! We can't wait to hear what Toronto's got.

Tom Power, host of Radio 2 Morning is a judge on our CBC panel. After the public narrows down the entries to the top 6, and the CBC judging panel narrows down an additional 6 entries, the CBC jury will make the final selection. Watch his interview with Matt Galloway discussing what the winning song should achieve.

If you need a little inspiration, click here for to watch other notable CBC anthems & tribute songs