Sing it Wild Song Contest! (click to download this year's poster!)

The second annual songwriting contest presented by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society in partnership with the City of Surrey, Blue Frog Studios

What part of nature is meaningful to you? Tell us in a song! Write about the ocean, wildlife, trees, flowers, geology, climate change, pollution, or any other part of nature or the environment that inspires your music.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You have to be 18 years and under and/or in elementary or high school at time of entry
  • You have to live in Surrey or White Rock
  • You have to enter between January 11 and May 5th, 2014
  • You have to be a solo performer or duo group only
  • Your lyrics have to be family appropriate and not be considered offensive to anyone in any way

To Enter: Follow instructions below

Start by ‘liking’ our page on Facebook, then upload a recording of your song to SoundCloud and email your link to with the subject line “Sing it Wild 2015”, or mail to 12674 15 Avenue Surrey, BC V4A 1K3, by May 5th, 2015. The following items must be included with your submission:


Four finalists will be announced after May 15th. Finalists will be chosen by an adjudicating panel made up of music industry professionals. Judgment categories include but are not limited to: Song writing ability (originality, creativity, song structure, song dynamics) and Technical ability (including range, tone, delivery, rhythm, articulation, etc.).

The four finalists will perform their submissions at World Ocean Day on June 7th, 11am – 3pm at Blackie Spit Park, Surrey. A second adjudicating panel will evaluate the finalists’ performances to decide the Grand Prize Winner during the event.

A Fan Choice Winner will also be chosen from the four finalists. Fans may cast their votes online by “liking” their favorite finalist’s photo on the Sing It Wild 2014 Facebook page ( Voting will open on May 15th at 9am and close June 6th at 5pm. Fans will cast final votes in person at the World Ocean Day event, where the Fan Choice Winner will be determined.


The Grand Prize Winner will receive free professional recording studio time to record their song, courtesy of Blue Frog Studio and Turtle Studio.
Fan Choice Winner and other consolation prizes TBA – stay tuned for details!
If your song is chosen it will be featured on the City of Surrey’s website, the Birds on the Bay website, and the Sing it Wild facebook page.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Entrants, upon submission of their entry to the Contest, hereby grant to Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society (FoSBS) the royalty-free, no-cost license and right to use the entry submitted as part of the Contest, and all images, in any medium. FoSBS will have the right to use the entries submitted as part of the Contest for marketing, or promotion. Entrants agree FoSBS shall have the sole discretion in determining the extent and manner of use of entries and are not obligated to use any entry.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By participating, an entrant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless FoSBS from all liability, claims or damages, arising out of their participation in the Contest and the acceptance, use or misuse of a prize. FoSBS reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest, and cancel or refuse any entry or any individual winning the Contest. PRIVACY: FoSBS will respect any personal information collected during this contest; it will not be shared with third parties.

Join us for World Ocean Day June7th, 2015, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, at
Blackie Spit Park, Surrey.

Participate in Surrey’s Annual Environmental Extravaganza: April - June 20 (calendar will update as events are confirmed!)



World Ocean's Day is Coming!

For more information, download this news release and see the calendar for June 8th, 2014!
If you are interested in volunteering for this or other Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Events or Projects, please visit our volunteering page to sign up for our email list.

Visit our Beach Hero Calendar of Events for free interpretive walks and family friendly activities all summer long on both Crescent and White Rock Beaches.