Unsung Hero Song Contest

Submit your song and view the exceptional winners!



2022 IFF Song Contest Winner - We the People
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2022 IFF Song Contest Student Winner - Endangered Species
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2023 Song Contest
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Call for entries - 2023 MY HERO Song Contest!

Honoring Unsung Heroes 

Celebrate local & global heroes with original songs & music videos

Submit your song, spoken word, poem and music video!

Prizes will be awarded to teachers, students and professional songwriters

Winning songs will be shared with millions around the world on MY HERO.

MY HERO Song Contest

Produced by:Stu Pearlman




Songs are entered by selecting the Create Audio tab. Music videos are entered by selecting the Create Film tab.

Submissions will be reviewed by MYHERO and entered into Song Contest.


Waptokwa-Zawré by Arandu Arakuaa | Brasil
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2021 Unsung Hero Song Contest - Student Winner

Dear Mum by Kitty Richardson
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2020 Song Contest Music Video Winners

Credit: Kitty Richardson
Credit: Mira Arad
Credit: David Brownstein

2020 Song Contest Spoken Word Video Winner

Heroes Wanted

Trey Carlisle

Trey celebrates the best of humanity with this original hero anthem!

2020 Song Contest Student Winners

Credit: Dheepa Manoharan
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2019 Song Contest Music Video Winner

The story is about child labor inspired by the lives of real children. Gregor Meyle (German singer) is sitting by the window and trying to write a new song. It seems that the night sky inspires him his new song by forming some constellations. In a series of flashbacks, we follow the children through their hard days. Nevertheless, they could get through their difficulties and create a happy ending for their story.

Credit: Saghar Homaeifar

2018 Song Contest Music Video Winners

Life Lab Alive

Alex L, Quincy, Atticus, Sage, Amelia
A celebration of the unique garden program at Pacific School called Life Lab - with an original song and video made by 4th grade students. the request of MY HERO, musicians Whitney Winefordner and Larsen McCarroll recorded the song which Whitney co-wrote with Janet Bartucciotto and Emily Morris, to celebrate oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Recording engineer and musician Steve Wood supervised the recording session. We are proud to share Winefordner's performance of MY BLUE HEART, on the occasion of "Her Deepness"-Sylvia Earle's 83rd birthday!


My Blue Heart
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My Blue Heart Ocean Montage

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A video tribute to Sylvia Earle - original song written and recorded by Whitney WInefordner the student winner of the 2018 song contest

INVISIBLE is a unique collaboration fusing media, technology and the Hop Hop community to help raise awareness & funding for the homeless. All proceeds from the song that accompanies the video will go directly to nonprofit partners.

Credit: Bishop Lamont

2017 Winning music video and First in College/Mentor Category:

"Either there's hope, or I am merely dreaming... "A diverse community unites in arts and activism to address the epidemic of police killings of people of color in this dynamic hip hop music video.
From Mt. Tamalpais to Fruitvale Station
Credit: Paul Eaton

2016 Winning music video and First in Student/Mentor Category:

2016 First Place Professional:

Credit: Jane Goodall Institute

2015 Winner Professional Category

An original song by Joe Crone about the child being a gift to the world.

I Am A Gift To The World
Credit: Joe Crone

2015 Winner Student/Mentor Category

2015 Winning song and First in Professional Category:

Celebrating Laguna environmental hero James Dilley.

The Dilley Ditty: Worked to protect open space in Laguna Canyon.
Credit: Doug Miller

2016 Teacher/Student Winners

Kids are the attitudes of the future. If human habits need to change in order to solve the problems facing our planet,children offer us our best chance.

Hands Up Don't Shoot

Produced by:RAP ARTIST:Queen McElrath, DIRECTOR: Aniea Cody, PRODUCER: Todd Youn...
Nashville students, Queen McElrath and team show love and talent for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson Missouri.

About MY Hero

The MY HERO Project, founded in 1995, provides people of all ages with multimedia tools to share inspiring stories, art, films, and music to share with our global, online learning community. Guests to MY HERO are invited to register and create their own multimedia portfolio that can be enriched year after year. Web-authoring tools have been designed for use in classrooms, homes and libraries for visitors of all ages to create and publish web pages honoring heroes from all walks of life.


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