THE 

PROCESS

PRE-REGISTRATION
All songwriters/artists need to complete the pre-registration form available on the website and submit all correct contact details, pre-registration will open soon.
The organisers of the contest will be in contact with the pre-registered artists to notify them of the entry details.
ENTRIES
Entries for the 2021 contest will be announced soon.
Entry forms will be made available on the website when entries open. 
All songwriters and artists that hold African citizenship, can enter.
Songwriters from outside of Africa can enter as songwriters, provided that the performing artist holds African citizenship and has been involved in the production of the song.
VETTING
The AfriMusic Song Contest organising committee will review all entered songs to ensure they comply with the rules.
3 main rules for disqualification are:
No Profanities or foul language permitted.
No content with explicit sexual references or language permitted.
No content of a political nature or brand reference permitted.
Approved songs will be put forward for the national selections. A maximum of 20 songs will be put forward per participating country.
NATIONAL SELECTIONS
The national selections phase will take place for each participating country, independently or grouped in regions:
Southern African Region 
Central and Northern African Region
West African Region
East African Region
National selections run for four weeks. All public citizens of the participating country and the general public globally will be invited to vote on our website for their favourite song.
 
The jury will cast their votes for the best song for each participating country.
Artist songs will be available on the AfriMusic Song Contest digital and social media platforms.
VOTING PROCESS
The top 20 contestants will be selected by a ranking voting system, where each country contestant is awarded two sets of points such as 12, 10, 8-1. After the presentation of the scores from the panel of judges and votes received from the general public, points will then be combined providing one score for each song. The results from the judging panel and the general public shall be ranked based on the highest to lowest votes received. Points are allocated from 12 points for the top-ranked song, 10 points for the second highest-ranked song, and the remaining points from 8 to 1 point, ranked from third to last. This process is based on the Eurovision Song Contest voting system. This means that there are two separate sets of votes awarded from the judges, as well as the general public in order for the contestants to receive a fair vote. 
FINALS
The finals take place 4 weeks after the National Selections results are announced. Following strict auditing of the public votes and judges scores, the winners from each country will be announced. Winning artists from each country go head-to-head to determine the BEST SONG in Africa.
All public citizens of the participating country across Africa and the general public globally will be invited to vote via the voting links provided.  The appointed jury will also cast their votes. Votes will be combined and audited by an independent auditing firm.
RULES
For more information click here to read the general rules.