Where is my place?

You like to make music and you wonder what your path is and what God’s plan is for your life?

Everyone is called by God, be it in the specific vocation to marriage or to a consecrated life, but also in general in every moment of our lives.

We give you the chance to be part of a professional CD production with your song and receive personal feedback from successful artists.

Apply now with your song for the Vocation Music Award 2021, we are looking forward to your submissions!


Songs may be submitted until June 30th.  You simply submit a mobile phone or camera video (one take – uncut) on YouTube/WeTransfer and submit the link using the electronic application form.

After you submit your song and we will release it for online voting at the homepage. The community can vote online for your song until July 15th.

Until July 15th the online voting is open.  During this period the Jury will evaluate your song.

The message of the song is in the foreground, but your musical arrangement is naturally also an important part of the evaluation.

July 2021

The best 20 candidates will be invited to a live-streamed event in July (precise date pending, yet to be decided).

Important: You should be able to attend this event.

More information about registration and programme will follow.

A CD production with the 6 top winners will be produced after the conclusion of the competition.


The 6 best candidates win a CD PRODUCTION with their song.  In addition, the top three winners receive:

1st Place: €2000

2nd Place: €1000

3rd Place: €500


  • The title is submitted by a performer/band or composer. You can perform as an individual performer or with your band. If you are a band, one person should be named as a representative of the band.
  • Your song must not have been published yet
  • The thematic orientation of your song must pertain to the theme of vocation
  • Your song must be submitted with an uncut and unedited “one take” video (mobile phone or camera)
  • You give your consent for your song, images and data to be used for further processing or distribution.
  • The judges decision is final


The song contest revolves around the theme of vocation. The term vocation is understood very broadly here: from the vocation to marriage and family, to priesthood and religious life, to the call of God to love and follow Him.  It is concerned with the question: Where is my place?  What is my path in life?  What is God’s plan for me?  Your song should be thematically about vocation and explore these questions.

The type of music is not limited or fixed to one genre and ranges from rock and pop, to worship, folk or classical music. The music should express what moves you in your heart.

Tom Conroy
Music has the power to change lives and to bring us closer together to one another.  I have been lucky to see this in my own life and share my faith with many people, making wonderful friends along the way.  It is truly a gift from God, and I pray that we can keep on celebrating and praising God through music.
Tom Conroy , Composer
Fr. Willie Purcell
Music and vocation in a Christian view starts with faith in the Word of God, in response to the initiative of God who calls men and women to follow Him as priests, sisters and brothers. Music and vocation are prayerfully connected, vocation and call often being the inspiration for the creation of music, hymns and songs as in this unique Music Competition.
Fr. Willie Purcell , National Diocesan Vocations Coordinator, Ireland
Anne-Marie Whelan
St Augustine said those who sing pray twice. This is certainly true in my life: music and singing has always been a big part of who I am, particularly liturgical music.  The gift of combining scripture and prayer with music has allowed me the gift of sharing my faith with others.
Anne Marie Whelan , Evangelisation and Vocations Officer, Sisters of Bon Secours, Ireland
Angelo Kelly

Keep up the good work – it is so great that you do this for God! Always have your heart fully in it!

Angelo Kelly, The Kelly Family






You can order the VOCATION MUSIC AWARD CD 2019 here


All activities must be undertaken with consideration to the local Covid19 regulations in place.