A Sound, Music and Song Contest for Filipino Music Artists Everywhere

Music is one of the most powerful tools in life; in telling a story, evoking an emotion, reliving an experience. It opens up new possibilities in a person’s journey similar to adding color to a black and white image. It also has the ability to connect us from people all over the world and bring about unity. Although, because of the pandemic, many composers, musicians and producers are having a hard time finding opportunities to fuel their passion.


With that, Xiklab Digital, in collaboration with Syn Music, created “inSYNc”, a contest from November 5, 2020 to December  5, 2020 for artists to share their musical skills. Participants will come up with their own musical interpretation and sound design for a selected video. The grand winner will receive a cash prize of USD 1,000 and a chance to collaborate with Syn Music internationally. All this, in an effort to showcase the Filipino talent.


Mechanics and Guidelines:


  1. Participants may join individually or join in groups of 1-4 persons.
  2. Choose a video from
    1. Xiklab Digital Video
    2. SWRV Video
    3. Create your own (30 to 60 seconds)
      (Theme: Filipino resilience during the pandemic – reference: Ingat Angat Tayong Lahat Video)
  3. Add sound and music to your chosen video using the following:
    1. Original background music (ex. song composition, musical or instrumental composition, etc.)
    2. *Optional* Sound effects (ex. digital sounds, beatbox, acapella, recordings, etc.)
    3. *Optional* Original voice-over
  4. Submit your full entry to [email protected] on or before December 5, 2020
    1. Video with original sound design
      1. Xiklab Digital and SWRV Video
        File type: .mp4, Resolution: Do not alter
      2. Create your own video
        File type: .mp4, Resolution: 1280 pixels by 720 pixels (16:9)
    2. *Optional*:  Preferred thumbnail
      1. File type: .jpg Size: 1280 pixels by 720 pixels (16:9)
  5. Like and follow Xiklab Digital and Syn Music’s Social Media Accounts
    1. Facebook: @XiklabDigital &
    2. Kumu: @xiklabdigital
    3. Tiktok: @xiklabdigital
  6. *Optional*: Post your behind the scenes and use the hashtag

 #inSYNcwithXiklabDigitalxSynMusic in Tiktok to increase your chances of winning.



Download Video without Sound

Xiklab Digital Inc. Video
 by Ryan De Jesus 

SWRV Video
by Fuse Create
Jennie David


  1. The visuals of the Xiklab Digital and SWRV videos should not be altered.
  2. A Google form will be sent containing an information sheet and a data privacy statement once your submission is approved, to confirm your entry.
  3. All submitted artworks that passed the screening will be posted in our inSYNc gallery and Youtube.
  4. The gallery will credit all contributing artists (name, title, and a short description).
  5. The video or background music must not contain any harmful, offensive, sexual, and sensitive content.
  6. Announcement of winner will be on December 15, 2020


Scoring by Xiklab Digital

Creativity (40%), Originality (20%), and Accuracy (40%)


Scoring by Syn Music

Creativity (40%), Originality (20%), and Accuracy (40%)


Number of video views

(Xiklab Digital website + Facebook + Tiktok)





Grand Winner

Cash Prize USD 1,000.00

Collaborate with SYN Music and hear your entry professionally produced and mixed

Komplete 13 audio software subscription from Native Instruments


Included in SYN Music and Xiklab Digital contact list for a chance to work and collaborate

Chance to be featured in the Syn Music library for potential placement in Film, TV, and Advertising.


Submitted Videos

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    Metro Manila 1632
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