The 2019 Home Composed Song Contest has begun!

The 20 songs participating in the 2019 Home Composed Song Contest have been presented on this website and the voting period is now open! The participants have until Thursday 31 October to listen to the competing songs and cast their votes.

You can explore all the songs using the menu bar or from this index page.

There is also a public vote so that everyone can have their say. Be sure to share the link with your friends and help your favourite songs get more votes!

As in previous years, there will also be a guest jury representing Radio International.

We hope you enjoy the 2019 Home Composed Song Contest!

Submissions are now closed!

The submission period for the 2019 Home Composed Song Contest closed at the end of September, so no more entries for this year’s competition can be accepted. A huge thank you to everyone who has submitted an entry!

This year’s entry pages are now being crafted behind the scenes – so stay tuned over the next week or so as we reveal the entries for HCSC 2019 and throw open the jury and public vote!


Welcome to the 2019 Home Composed Song Contest!

The Home Composed Song Contest (HCSC) is an online competition for amateur songwriters and musicians who are also fans of the Eurovision Song Contest.

This website is the home of the 2019 edition of HCSC, which is being hosted by last year’s winner, Rogério Afonso from Portugal, together with the members of the organising committee. You can find details of the rules and how to enter the competition by following the links in the menu bar above.

The submission period is open now and until 30 September 2019 – feel free to join the HCSC Facebook group if you want to chat about the competition, and get writing and submitting your entries!