Organised by the Foreign Ministry in collaboration with the Tun Abdul Razak Broadcasting and Information Institute (Ipptar), the competition is open to all Malaysians.
The Foreign Ministry in a statement FRiday said there was no entry fee for the competition and more than one entry was allowed.
“All songs submitted by the contestants will be screened by a panel of judges who include professional composers and lyricists,” it said.
The winner will receive RM20,000 in cash and the four runners-up will get RM2,500 each.
The competition is aimed at recognising and nurturing local songwriting talents as well as to create awareness on Malaysia’s chairmanship of Asean in 2015.
Contestants are encouraged to reflect deeply on Asean’s identity and vision, share experiences and memories in line with the theme of “People-Centred Asean”.
The entry form, rules of competition and other information can be downloaded from http://www.kln.gov.my/aseansong2015/.