Discipline of Music



The UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music invites video submissions of no more than 6 minutes for consideration for an online Freedom day concert on Saturday, April 27th. The video will feature a song you have written around the theme of freedom, peace, solidarity or protest. The song may be instrumental or have lyrics, in which case you must also submit the lyrics as a text document. Instrumental compositions should be accompanied by a brief synopsis, explaining the concept and Link to the theme

The top 15 entries will win a prize of R 1 000 each, and the top 3 entries will win a prize of 

R5 000, R3 000 and R2 000 respectively.

Please mail submissions to zamat1@ukzn.ac.za cc ukznjazzcentre@gmail.com  by no later than 3pm on Friday, April 26th. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 1st. Please refer to link for competition details and terms and conditions: 

“freedom, peace, protest or solidarity songs (videos)”. 

The T & C’s should include the following:

  • The video must be in jazz or any form of contemporary music promoting / celebrating freedom, peace, protest or solidarity
  • All submissions must be in digital format
  • The competition is open to all ages.
  • Submissions may be made in any International Audience official languages buy must include English subtitles
  • Entrants may submit work produced individually or collectively. The person making the submission must ensure  any work submitted is their own intellectual property; and they will take full responsibility for any claims from any party for breaches of intellectual property.
  • No copyrighted materials (music, images, video clips, etc may be used for this competition unless the person making the submission owns the copyright or has the licence to use the material for this competition. Written permission must be obtained and be provided on request for all copyright materials.
  • Noting that the submission will be shared with general access to a wide demographic audiences entrants will refrain from gratuitous sex, nudity and language either in words or images in the video.
  • The video must be in jazz or any form of contemporary music
  • The video clip should not exceed 5 minutes in duration. An additional minute may be used to introduce the music video and for the credits. The total submission must not exceed 7 minutes.
  • The video may have a credits roll of its content producers and participants
  • The entrants consent to the Centre for Jazz & Popular Music to share and / or exhibit the submission on the Centre’s social media platforms. It is the responsibility of the person submitting the video to ensure that he / she has the consent of all the persons appearing in the video clip for the video to be released by the organisers of the competition.
  • Content must comply with South Africa’s constitutional values. Hate speech (verbal or images) shall result in the organiser’s disqualifying the entrants
  • The Centre for Jazz & Popular Music shall showcase the Top 15 submissions on its social media platforms.
  • Prizes of R5 000 / R3 000 and R2 000 shall be awarded to the Top Three video submissions. A fee of R1 000 shall be awarded to all submissions in the Top 15.
  • Submissions of videos must be made to zamat1@ukzn.ac.za cc ukznjazzcentre@gmail.com
  • The closing date for submissions is Friday 26 April 2024 3pm
  • The Broadcast online concert will not be longer than 90 mins
  • The judges decision is final
  • Members of the organizing committee are not for consideration for the competition


Apr 26 - 27 2024


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 26 - 27 2024
  • Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm