UPDATE (as of 23 July 2021) - The deadline for submission of entries to the National Song Writing contest is extended until 31 July.

5 July 2021 - Government workers who have a talent for song writing may join the Civil Service Commission (CSC) National Song Writing Contest. The deadline for submission of entries is on 23 July 2021.

Job Orders and Contracts of Service may also join the contest, which is part of the upcoming 121st Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) celebration in September 2021.

Regional and national winners will receive cash prizes, and the winning entry will be featured as the competition song in the next Government Choral Competition, also hosted by the CSC in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Song entries

Contestants may submit a maximum of two (2) entries, and each entry must not exceed four (4) minutes.

Each song entry should be an original composition of the contestant, and all rights, including copyright to the entry, must be owned exclusively by the contest. The entry should not have been previously published, recorded, or released in any part of the world, and must not have been commissioned by a third party.

The lyrics, which may be in any Filipino language or dialect (including the English translation), should adhere to the PCSA 2021-2031 theme, Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile ang Future-Ready Servant-Heroes. The 10-year theme reflects the path the civil service has to take to build on the gains of last year’s modernization efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the role of HR in building a competent and credible workforce in the new normal.

Entries will be assessed on creativity and originality, melody, lyrics, and overall likeability.

Submission guidelines

Each entry, which should be in MP3 or MP4 format, must be submitted along with the fully accomplished entry form, a Certificate of Copyright Registration for the composition issued by the National Library of the Philippines or Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, lyrics and lead sheet of the song without the name of the song writer.

Contestants should submit their entries only to the CSC Regional Office (ROs) to which they belong, and not to multiple offices. For the complete email addresses of CSC ROs, refer to www.csc.gov.ph/cscrod.

Interested parties may download the complete mechanics, entry form, and data privacy note from the CSC website.

2021 anniversary celebration

The CSC National Song Writing Contest, hosted by CSC Regional Office IV, is part of the 121st Philippine Civil Service Anniversary to be celebrated in September 2021. The awarding ceremony for the song writing contest will be held on 23 September 2021.

The anniversary celebration features a lineup of HR events, special treats, and contests for government workers as part of inspiring agility and future-readiness in the public sector.

For more information about the song writing contest and the anniversary celebration, visit the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .