Music is powerful. Music changes lives. We asked you to write the music for The Power of Small, a groundbreaking animation about our life-saving work, and we have been overwhelmed by the response.

From more than 90 entries, we whittled the shortlist down to an incredibly strong final four. Over the last week, MSF supporters and music fans across the world have voted and the results are in.

And the winner is...

Congratulations go to Nathan Stornetta! With more than 350 likes and thousands of views, your tune will now be the official soundtrack to The Power of Small animation. Well done! The final, fully mastered version of The Power of Small animation will be on the MSF UK YouTube channel soon.

Runners up

A huge thank you goes to Samuel, David and Sebastien for their contributions to The Power of Small, as well as all the other competitors. It was an incredibly tough competition. You can watch the other finalists' videos in the shortlist below.

Check out all the entries on our YouTube channel

The jury

The jury to select our shortlist was made up of representatives from MSF plus Dan Tsu, from our partner Lyrix Organix, and James Heather of the hugely influential Ninja Tune record label.


As well as his work being distributed worldwide, Nathan will also receive some great prizes from our partners:

  • A slot on an upcoming Lyrix Organix release
  • One-to-one master class with one of Lyrix Organix’s successful professional artists
  • Shure SRH1440 open-back headphones (RRP £329)

About MSF

We are Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). We help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

About Lyrix Organix

On a journey through the roots of lyrical music, Lyrix Organix has become recognised as one of the most innovative and collaborative event production companies in the UK.

Lyrix Organix logo

Since 2009, this defiantly-grassroots organisation has built a reputation for unearthing and developing the UK’s finest talent (including Ed Sheeran, Maverick Sabre and Michael Kiwanuka).

Lyrix Organix is renowned for creating experimental, immersive events that challenge the invisible boundaries between artist and audience.

This has included groundbreaking shows at Glastonbury Festival, The Mayor’s Thames Festival, London 2012 Festival and Brighton Fringe.


“The leading Glastonbury producers” – The Evening Standard

“An Innovative Live Experience” – The Metro


Shure SRH1440 Professional open-back headphones

Shure SRH1440 Professional open-back headphones
The Shure Professional open-back headphones provide full range audio with detailed highs and rich bass.

Designed for mastering and critical listening, the sleek, attractive design provides hours of listening comfort.

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