Win! KT Tunstall lyric contest in association with MusicGurus

KT Tunstall. Photo credit: Tom Oxley
KT Tunstall. Photo credit: Tom Oxley

KT Tunstall: “I feel that sharing ourselves with honesty helps others do the same. I can’t wait to see your entries – good luck!” Photo credit: Tom Oxley

Share your truth with KT Tunstall; submit a verse and chorus of lyrics and you could win our latest competition

We all have our own truths and the very best songwriters have that ineffable ability to turn those truths into lyrics that grab attention and mean something specific and profound to all who hear them. If that sounds like you, our latest competition is right up your emotionally candid street…

Once again, we’re teaming up with online music learning platform MusicGurus in order to celebrate another of their songwriting courses. This time it’s KT Tunstall, one of the UK’s finest songwriters, who is sharing their secrets in order to help you improve your own writing.

Not just that, KT has got a lyric competition for you and will be choosing the winner herself before sharing their winning words across her social media pages.

Enter the competition via email

Here’s KT to explain further…

“The last couple of years have been turbulent for so many different reasons – political, environmental and of course our vastly different experiences throughout this global pandemic. I’ve found it has been a time to face some deep truths, personal and global, and it’s led me to a stronger place. I feel that sharing ourselves with honesty helps others do the same. I can’t wait to see your entries – good luck!”


Win a chance to be featured by KT Tunstall.


  • Write a verse and chorus of lyrics under the theme of ‘truth’
  • Email the lyrics to with the subject line ‘KT Tunstall Lyric Challenge’
  • For an extra entry, post your lyrics on Instagram tagging @musicgurushq and @songwritingmagazine – you must be following both accounts
  • Closing time and date for the competition is 23:59 BST on Sunday 28 November 2021


  • A winner will be picked by KT Tunstall in association with MusicGurus and Songwriting Magazine
  • The composition must be original and written by the entrant
  • There is only one entry permitted per entrant
  • Instagram is not involved in this competition
  • You must be aged 18 or over
  • Full T&Cs can be found on


Ever since exploding onto the music in 2004, Scotland’s KT Tunstall has been a shining light of the UK’s music scene. Along the way, she’s dropped unforgettable songs like Suddenly I See, sold millions of albums (including her five-times platinum debut, Eye To The Telescope) and won prestigious awards such as an Ivor Novello and Brit Award. A singer-songwriter in the truest sense, she combines raw honesty with a dedication to her craft.

If you’re looking for further inspiration, Songwriting and MusicGurus are offering readers an exclusive 15% off KT’s first-ever online course, ‘Become A Singer Songwriter With KT Tunstall’, with the discount code SWKT15 (valid until 18 November 2021). Using the examples of her classic songs Backlash & Vinegar, Suddenly I See and Fade Like A Shadow, KT is full of dynamic tips on how to hone your lyric writing and many other aspects of songwriting.

So grab a pen, dig deep and share your truth in order to win this incredible prize. Good luck!

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