Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize 2020 Submissions Open

November 29th, 2019

We are delighted to announce applications are now open for the Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize 2020.

The Best New Song is awarded on an annual basis. 12 finalists have their songs performed by students participating in the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year. For the last 13 years this has been at a gala event held in a West End Theatre.

A panel of judges, including Stiles and Drewe, award the Best New Song Prize and the winner receives a prize of £1000 to put towards developing their work.

All 12 finalists have access to a Feedback Lab, hosted by Stiles and Drewe at a later date. They are also invited to be audience members at the two Progress Labs for the Mentorship Award-winner.

Stiles + Drewe Prize 2020 Timeline:

Applications for Best New Song 2020:
Open: 29th November 2019 / Close 31st January 2020

Finalists for Best New Song Prize announced:
Late April 2020

Best New Song Prize 2020 winner/s announced:
SSSSPOTY & Stiles + Drewe Prize 2020 Gala Final – date in June 2020 TBC

If you have any questions about the submission process please email Martin Jackson at or call on 020 7395 5461

N.B. There will be no Mentorship Award in 2020. The next Mentorship Award will commence in 2021, with submissions opening in November 2020.

Full details and apply HERE