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Himig Atenista is the premier and only song-writing competition of Xavier University organized by the Office of Student Affairs through Atenista Ako Movement.


Launched in 2011 and runs biennially, Himig Atenista opens opportunities to aspiring and budding songwriters of Xavier Ateneo from Junior High School, Senior High School, Undergraduate and Graduate levels including alumni to harness their skills and talents through original songs.

In 2011, the competition was aptly called Himig Atenista. In 2013, it highlighted the University’s 80th year through the theme “Walong Dekada”. Channelling the idea that music is for everyone, it adopted the theme “Musika Natin ‘To!” in 2015. In response to Xavier Ateneo’s call for excellence in 2017, the contest was titled “Husay sa Musika, Galing Atenista!” 

This year, Himig Atenista shines the spotlight on the colorful and memorable Atenean stories with the theme “Sharing Atenean Stories.” The competition intends to capture and tell fond and memorable moments of Xavier Ateneans may it be about their first times, true love or puppy love, friendships, ever-after, hugot-filled or heart-breaking memories, disappointments, triumphs and defeats, defining moments, or the times when they have touched someone’s life.

As we say it, behind every song is a story. Through Himig Atenista, Ateneans have definitely parlayed a shared musical experience into something significant and memorable. 


IMPORTANT DATES (Subject for changes)

3 November                            Deadline of Submission of Entries (until 11:59 PM only)

4 October                                 Paper-Screening Process

5-7 November                           Preliminary Judging Week 

9 November                              Announcement of Top 10 Finalists

11 November                            Meeting with Top 10 Finalists

16 November                            Showcase Night 

28 November                            Finals Night

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