Songs for Peace Contest



Our mission is to provide a worldwide platform for all peoples-regardless of race, religion, age, sex, or nationality-to harness the power and beauty of music to create an all-encompassing force for peace throughout the world.

What is Songs for Peace?

Songs For Peace© is quite simply an international songwriting contest. It begins online when people submit their original peace songs, and progresses as others vote on the songs, and finally a panel of judges reviews the highest rated songs and selected wildcard choices.
By involving people throughout the world in composing songs about peace, voting for their favorite songs about peace, and attending concerts of the world’s musicians performing the winning songs, millions of people will be simultaneously focused on peace. 
Through enlistment of many talented musicians, we aim to inspire and motivate millions of people toward peaceful outcomes, Songs for Peace can become a tipping point, a way to focus more of the world’s energy on peace rather than conflict. 
When enough people focus on peace instead of war, on harmony instead of discord, love instead of hate, a sea of change for peace can take place that will sweep the world. Just as mob violence is created by a critical mass of angry people with angry thoughts, so peace can be created by a critical mass of people focusing on peaceful thoughts. 
Music is a powerful medium that has been used to foster patriotism, prepare for battle, sell products, promote religion and to inspire love. Why not use the universal language of music to permeate our culture with aspirations for peace and brotherhood?

A Word from George Barkett, DDS, MSD, ABO

I have been a Rotarian since 1966. A retired orthodontist, I have served on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Vero Beach, Florida, as the chair of our local Rotary foundation and as a participant in Rotarian projects such as Habitat for Humanity. Both my wife and I are Paul Harris fellows.
I feel passionately about Songs for Peace. Since the idea first came to me 20 years ago, it has never left my mind. I sincerely feel that by joining with fellow Rotarians and other peace-loving people, we can make Songs for Peace a reality. Together we can make a difference; together we can create world peace. Why not join me in supporting this positive, inexpensive and powerful way of creating peace for our children and the entire world family now and for generations to come.

In Memory of Dr. George Barkett

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