Welcome to participate in the national Lyrics Contest for new, urban lyrics. The Contest is open for everybody. For more info check rules.

In Turku four Lyrics Workshops (in Finnish) are organised:

  • 16.8. Lyrics Workshop on Turku Night of the Arts, inner yard of the main library, 5 to 7 p.m. (Will be moved to the music section if it rains).
  • 13.9. Lyrics Workshop for busy parents, Pop Up  Youth Centre at Hansa Block shopping mall, Yliopistonkatu 20, 10 to 12 a.m.
  • 16.9. Lyrics Workshop on Turun päivä, Restaurant Hugo, Stålarminkatu 2, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • 26.9. Lyrics Workshop in Varissuo, Varissuo Youth Centre, Kraatarinkatu 4, 5 to 7 p.m.

More info of Lyrics Workshops will be announced on this website and facebook page in August.

The first 100 contestants may ask for comments on their texts prior to submitting them to the contest. In order to receive comments, the text ought to be sent to biisisanoittamo@humak.fi no later than 30thOctober, 2018. The contestant ought to write “Lyrics contest” on the subject line. It is not necessary to attach the author’s contact information to the lyrics that have been sent in for comments.

Workshops are lead by artists Veera Vähämaa and Marko Laihinen. Markus Kaustell improvises music with the audience.

In Turku the Lyrics Contest and Workshops are organized in cooperation with City of Turku, Rock Academy  och Kirjan talo.