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URC at 50: Worship Resources Competition

The closing date for entries to celebrate the URC at 50: Worship Resources Competition has now passed.

Choirs, bands, individuals, songwriters, composers, and poets were invited to submit an entry for one of four categories:

  • traditional hymn/song
  • poem
  • contemporary hymn/song
  • rap

Judges will now select a winner from each category. Winning entries will be included in a digital version of the URC at 50 resource pack for local churches for them to use in jubilee celebrations and/or Sunday services.

Judging schedule

The closing date for entries was 8 April 2022.

Judges will assess each entry in May 2022.

Winners will be informed in June 2022.

Winners will be publicly announced at General Assembly in July 2022, at which the songs, or recordings, will be performed/played/sung.

The winning entries will be recorded and/or filmed in July 2022 for sharing online.

Prizes

Winning entries will be played/performed at General Assembly in the Jubilee year. Winners will be awarded a commemorative trophy.
Winning entries will be included in a URC at 50 resource pack for local churches for them to use in local jubilee celebrations and/or Sunday services.

Please note: The URC reserves editing rights to ensure entries comply with copyright and are suitable for distribution across the denomination. Entrants will be contacted to ensure they agree with any changes made. In addition, the copyright of the work submitted needs to be with the individual/group or shared/managed by the URC, it must not be work published by any other body.

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