Girl Child Lyrics Contest

Winner of the Contest: Zainul Hassan Khan

Social Issues around the Girl Child [Lyrics Contest - Part II]


The Shankar Mahadevan Academy mission is “Joy of Music” and to propagate that, it plans to initiate social awareness around life and potentially various issues from time to time, using inspiring music. This program is being initiated to make us all aware of music in our lives and how inspiring music brings about awareness and joy of day to day life and associated issues. The program will continue to explore issues ranging from education to poverty to issues around a girl child and other issues that plague our country and the world at large.

Here’s a golden chance to get Shankar Mahadevan to sing lyrics penned by you!

Enter our “Social Issues around the girl child” Lyrics contest and write a song that speaks about it. Make it happy and inspiring for people to enjoy.

Incorporate the chorus line Hamari Laadli Laayi Bahaar” (हमारी लाडली लायी बहार) in the lyrics you pen, and your song stands a chance to become the next big hit number.

The song will be sung by Shankar & team, and will be produced by the Shankar Mahadevan Academy. The song will be made available to one and all through social media. Send us your lyrics before the 19th of September to take part in this competition. The winner also gets a free self-study course from the Academy.

Participating in this contest is easy.
  • Read the Contest Highlights and Terms & Conditions for participation
  • Enroll for the contest by filling up the registration form
  • Upload a copy of written lyrics or scanned copy in the acceptable file formats (pdf, doc, png, jpeg) and give us a flavour of how you think your lyrics would be the most powerful.
  • All participants get a score and text feedback from renowned experts in the field of music, which can give them the right pointers to develop their inborn talent.

Winning Prizes (Terms & Conditions apply):

  • An interaction with Shankar Mahadevan online for 30 mins
  • Winning lyrics song will be produced by SMA, with Shankar as one of the singers. Winner’s name will be displayed in the credits of the video/audio file
  • One free self study course of their choice from the academy

Contest Highlights

  • No age bar
  • Registration is open from 20th August, 2014 to 19th September, 2014, 3 PM IST
  • Winner of the contest will be announced on the website by 30th September, 2014. Winner will also be communicated by e-mail and phone
  • Submitted lyrics will be assessed on 5 parameters and a score will be awarded out of 100 points
  • Participants will receive a written expert feedback from expert teachers along with scores



Terms & Conditions

  • Lyrics to be written primarily in Hindi, but may use other languages as need be to convey a specific feeling of emotion.
  • Acceptable file format for written lyrics or scanned copy: pdf, doc, png, jpeg
  • Size of each file should not exceed 10 MB
  • One time purchase gives you access for only one submission. Please ensure that you upload the correct files. No requests for changing the file that is submitted initially will be entertained.
  • The academy is not liable for refund, once payment has been made.
  • Any complaints related to the submission will be addressed according to the discretion of the Academy.
  • Lyrics and the audio file will become the property of academy after submission. The uploaded content will not be returned to the student and will be archived. The Academy reserves the right to use the rendition as it deems fit.
  • This is an open contest with no age limit and judgement is purely made on the parameters stated below.
  • The judges’ decision on the participants’ performance (both recorded & live) will be final & binding and cannot be challenged by the participant or any representative of the participant under any circumstances.