The Songs In The Key Of Laugh (SITKOL) Comedy Song Contest is a weekly showcase of the best new comedy songs submitted to the podcast Songs In The Key Of Laugh.

We are looking for submissions of your latest comedy songs with a chance of having them played on our podcast.

SITKOL will play one or two of the best entries each week. At the end of each season we will choose one winner and two runner-ups from the submissions in that season.

Send your MP3s to songsinthekeyoflaugh@gmail.com – with the subject line ‘Comedy Song Contest

The prizes will be £200 for the winning entry and £50 fo reach runner-up.
The first SITKOL season will have a duration of 10 episodes.

Submission Deadlines – December 1st 2021

The Rules
Rules and Regulations

Read the following Rules and Regulations before entering the contest:

1. International entries from all countries are welcome. There are no limitations on age or nationality.

2. Songs should consist of the contestant’s own work and should not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. An exception is that a song that contains elements of another work may be accepted provided this is made clear by the entrant on entry, but in such cases the unoriginal part will not be judged and only the original parts will be judged.

3. Entrants must carefully check audio files and links before entry. It is the entrants responsibility to check that submitted recordings and files are playing correctly before submitting their work. In the case of links to online songs these links must be correct and the song must be publicly available (with no passwords etc required) on the page specified and clearly visible to judges and must remain there until results are announced. If faulty non playing recordings are submitted, or an invalid link is submitted, the entry will be marked void by the judges.

4. No changes may be made to song entries or to entrants details after submission. This includes changes to song title, category, writer’s name, audio file, written lyrics and all and any other changes including the email contact address. If a change is required the entrant must contact SITKOL to cancel the original entry, re enter the song again with the correct details.

5. Contestants may enter as many songs as they wish and there is no limit on the number of songs that may be entered.

6. Songs are judged based on composition and humour.

7. All prizes are non-transferable and will be awarded to the first name as it appears on the entry form. In the case of co-writers the fair division and distribution of prizes among writers is the responsibility of the winners. Responsibility for the fulfilment and delivery of prizes resides with the relevant partners. The SITKOL Comedy Song Contest reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute any and all prizes with prizes of comparable value.

8. It is the entrants responsibility to provide correct contact details when entering the contest and to ensure that they can receive emails from the contest. Prizes and emails will be sent to the contact email address supplied on entry. If the contestant does not see or receive prizes or notifications or emails because they provided an incorrect email address, or because they failed to check their spam folder, or because their email account is over limit, or because they have a spam blocking system in place that requires verification from the sender, or because they failed to check their emails, or for any other reason, the SITKOL Comedy Song Contest will bear no responsibility or liability.

9. The SITKOL Comedy Song Contest will provide a rating and the stage/position reached (eg Finals, Semi Finals etc) for each entry.

10. Entry in the SITKOL Comedy Song Contest constitutes permission to use winners’ names, likenesses, recordings, and voices for promotional and publicity purposes on the SITKOL Comedy Song Contest/SITKOL website. This permission can be withdrawn by the entrant at any time upon written request.

11. Entrants retain full song ownership rights and all copyrights to all songs submitted. Entering the contest does not in any way affect the writers’ ownership of their songs.

12. Songs may have multiple co-writers. All co-writers’ names should be entered on the entry form. Co-writers names should be separated by a slash and space (eg: first writer / second writer / third writer) to ensure that names appear correctly on the certificates.

13. There is no entry fee.

14. The judges decisions are final and binding and entrants agree by entering the contest to accept and abide by the judges decisions.

15. By participating in the contest entrants agree to be bound by these rules and by any subsequent published revisions of these rules and by the decisions of the SITKOL Comedy Song Contest which are final in all matters relating to the contest.

Never miss an episode

Subscribe direct to our feed, or listen on Acast