Songwriting competitions provide networking opportunities and inspiration for your work. Here's a list of great competitions to further your songwriting career. For 35 years, the American Songwriter Lyric Contest has helped thousands of songwriters expose their talents to a wider audience.
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As a songwriter or musician, we think of you as family, and it goes without saying that our thoughts are with everyone affected by the COVID pandemic. The good news is that since ISC is not a physical event, we are continuing to operate as usual and accept entries. We are committed to providing the best service and support to our entrants, and we will strive to offer great opportunities to help you in your musical pursuits. Our goal is to be here for you, and together we will get through this! We hope that you will take this time to get creative and write new songs and music. Turn this into a positive and express yourselves through your music. We look forward to hearing the results!
These songs range in style from classical to rock, country to choral, acapella to electronic, gospel to pop, folk to gregorian chant and rap - there is no limit to the genres and styles of music that can be entered. Christmas carols may be also entered in this category or in the Christmas Songs Category or both. Many entrants have been noticed and promoted and have received royalty earning radio play for their entries and many more have been featured in the press, in radio interviews and on prime time television. Many entrants in this contest have been published, or have been signed or produced, by top industry figures who closely follow this event looking for new talent. A special private limited edition album containing finalists is also sent to our industry contacts each year. Christian Winners from earlier years can be heard on the Results Page for that year.
Songwriter of the Year will also have the option to pick one of the following prize packages. As long as everything goes as planned, we will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners within 60 days of each entry deadline for that quarter. All winners will be announced via our e-mail list and on our website.