The Microvision Song Contest, previously officially titled and still normally referred to solely as Microvision, is a musical competition among micronations. Nations submit songs, which can either be preexisting or composed purely for the contest, primarily in video format, to which the other competing nations award incremental points based on popularity, with the highest scoring nation winning and gaining the right to host the following edition. Contests are often given overall themes to which nations' submitted songs should adhere.
The competition's inspiration is the Eurovision Song Contest, from which it mirrors a number of format and procedural aspects.
Microvision was started in 2006 by micronationalists Hieu and Dr-Spangle. The competition's traditional format saw multiple editions hosted per calendar year, averaging a competition approximately every three months in a period of just under three years between mid-2006 and mid-2009. Following the abandoned July 2009 contest, the competition took a hiatus until 2013, when the citizens of Flanders organised a new competition with a minor re-branding; forming the current official Microvision Song Contest name. Following this rebirth of the contest, editions have been held on an annual basis since 2013's, barring missing 2017.
List of competitions
Due to a loss of records, some identities of winning songs are unknown.
- Having hosted three editions in the previous year, New Brittania forwent hosting again and Craitland was handed hosting rights.
- Following the disbandment of the previous winning nation, the Britannic Empire, runner-up Craitland was handed hosting rights.
- The contest was abandoned following a prolonged period with insufficient point allocations received.
- With no previous winning nation, Flanders was handed hosting rights after reorganising the contest as a whole.
- Having failed to organise a contest in 2017, previous winning nation Greater Walstadt was stripped of hosting rights and runner-up Craitland was handed hosting rights for 2018.