What is HCSC?

The Home Composed Song Contest (HCSC) is an annual online competition for non-professional songwriters who are also fans of the Eurovision Song Contest.

First held in 1991, the aim of HCSC is simple: to give fans who write their own songs the opportunity to take part in a Eurovision-style contest. Their compositions go head-to-head in a friendly competition, culminating in an exciting voting presentation.

Over the years, 35 different countries have been represented in the competition, from Portugal to Russia and most points in between. If you want to know more about the history of the Home Composed Song Contest, there is a full archive of previous entries and results here.

This website is the general portal for the competition and is also being used as the home of the 2023 edition – see the front page of the site for more information!

And while you’re here: take a listen to last year’s winning song, “Hold Me, Lord” by Gunnar B. Ingebrigtsen feat. Roy Vorland:


We hope you will be inspired to enter the 2023 edition!