Mazes are mysterious and captivating. They're a journey, a challenge where every turn and dead end is part of overcoming a trial, finding the center, or discovering an exit. This intriguing concept has inspired numerous stories, artworks, and creative expressions throughout history.

The challenge

In this challenge, we want you to unleash your creativity and craft a score that makes listeners feel like they're trying to escape a maze. Will you lead them to freedom, or will they remain trapped? It’s all in your handsβ€”let's see where your music takes them!

Here are some suggestions to help you rock this challenge:

  1. Use chord progressions that seem to circle back to their starting points, effectively mimicking the circular routes often found in mazes.
  2. Introduce abrupt changes in tempo and volume to reflect the sudden turns and surprises encountered in a maze.
  3. Employ dissonance to evoke a sense of confusion, gradually resolving into a clear and harmonious melody, representing the discovery of the maze’s exit.
  4. Use a musical motif or select an instrument that consistently guides the listener through your musical representation of a maze.
  5. Craft sections of your composition to be palindromic, mirroring the symmetry and repetitive elements typical of a maze's structure.


  • The composition must be an original piece, specifically created from scratch for this challenge in Flat. We will review the score's history to ensure compliance with this rule. Submissions that do not adhere to this requirement will not be considered.
  • In the description of your score let us know if the listener is meant to exit your musical maze or not.
  • We accept collaborations this time (3 composers max).
  • The song must be 1-3 minutes long. We know this is a very limited time but we're getting so many submissions lately, we want to make sure we can carefully review each of them❣️
  • You can only submit one score.
  • Deadline: May 31st. No late submissions.
  • Remember we can not consider private scores.

Scoring system

βœ… Accuracy (30)

How accurately the song represents a maze.

βœ… Engagement (30)

How well your song captures the listener's attention for its entire duration.

βœ… Transitions (30)

How smooth and well-designed the song's transitions are (e.g. modulations).

βœ… Founder Enjoyment (10)

How much the founders of Tutteo, the company behind Flat, like your piece.

If you win more than once during the period of the yearly subscription you won, the prize will be applied as follows:

  • You can give away the yearly subscription to a person who does not have a premium subscription yet of your choice.
  • If you decide to keep the prize for yourself, we will add one extra month to the annual subscription you already won, and the second place will be awarded the annual subscription prize.

Bonus points

  • Subscribe to our YouTube channel (2 points).
  • Choose a name fo your score that symbolize the concept of a maze or the challenge it represents, like "Puzzle of Echoes" or "Mystic Grid". (2 points).

πŸ₯‡ The score with the most points wins!

We'll announce the winner on June 14th.


πŸ† One-year Premium subscription.

Additional incentives

  • Promotion in our blog and social media.
  • Special badge for a year showing you as the winner of this month's challenge!


Please send your submission πŸ‘‰πŸ½ here.

Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.

⚠ Private scores cannot be reviewed! Please make your score public before submitting it.

After submitting, we will manually add your score to the Challenge tab on the Flat Community Page. This isn't an automatic process, so you'll need to have a bit of patience.

We can't wait to hear what you come up with!