Contest description

In this second edition of our contest, 1.5 ALIVE wants to reach the young Canadian generation, to inspire climate action and to change our perception of the climate crisis, from a remote concern to a major part of Canadians’ discussions.

As the planet is getting warmer every year, Canada sees more effects of global warming: forest fires, droughts, ice storms…these have an impact on our communities on a physical and psychological level. However, the rate of implementing solutions is still too slow to mitigate the climate catastrophe. We want to speed this up by soliciting the Canadian population and starting a movement from the young generations.

Who can participate?

Every Canadian from everywhere in the country from 12 to 21 years old can create a song or a video clip for this contest

  • Our contest will start on May 1st 2023.
  • Contestants can submit a song as an audio file until June 16th 2023.
  • Contestants can submit a song as a music video until September 30th 2023.

Look at our contest rules


$250 worth of audio recording equipment

  • A professional-level recording session of the winning song with GMC Beats
  • A professional-level video recording of the song with Educaption

If you are a teacher and you want your whole class to take part in this contest, there’s rewards specifically for you:

  • A voucher for a pizza party
  • A voucher for one Econova workshop

Your coaches

Garry MacCarthy

Irish music producer, songwriter, rapper and youth workshop facilitator in Cork.
He began creating his own music as a teenager. In the mid-2000s, Garry released songs independently and started collaborating with other local rap artists and musicians in the early days of the Cork's Hip Hop community. With his studio GMC Beats, He wants to inspire and empower young people to express themselves lyrically and create music using the latest recording and production technology.

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Vancouverite company specialized in introducing the passion for video production and visual arts to teenagers.

They provide tools and training at schools so everyone can let their artistic expression out

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You don't know where to start?

Download these tips from our team and coaches to create your song and your music video!

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Donations and sponsorship opportunities

As we are a non-profit, we need all the help we can get to
make sure everyone in Canada hears about this contest!

Look at the winners
from the last edition!

Look at the winners from the last edition!

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