Song Writing Contests
Put Your Song Writing Talents To Work!

Now that you've been honing your song writing skills, are you ready for some song writing contests? After searching the web, I have narrowed it down to the best song writing competitions. Have fun and GOOD LUCK!

IMPORTANT NOTE: All of these contests are ANNUAL, so if you have missed the deadline for the current year, check back for the start of the next contest!


SONG WRITING CONTESTS


The John Lennon Songwriting Contest

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC is open year-round and features two Sessions -- with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 Maxell Song of the Year. The competition offers over $330,000 in cash and prizes!!



The Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

Have your songs heard by a panel of professional songwriters and other music industry professionals from the Nashville Music Community! The Chris Austin Stage features several of the most respected professional songwriters in the music industry.



USA Songwriting Competition

These song-writing-contests offer **Radio Airplay! **Grand Prize of US$50,000 in Cash & Merchandise! **15 different categories **Winners Will Be determined by Top Music Industry Pros


Suwannee Springfest Songwriting Contest

The Suwannee Springfest Songwriting Contest is sponsored and organized by Suwannee Springfest and Live Oak Music and Arts Foundation, Inc. to recognize, honor, promote, and advance talented performing songwriters.



The Kauai Music Festival

Only amateur songwriters are allowed to submit entries to these song-writing-contests. For competition purposes, amateur is defined as anyone who has never had any song they wrote appear on any of the Billboard song charts.



Billboard World Song Contest

The top three winners in each of the eleven categories will have their song featured on a CD that is distributed exclusively to music industry decision makers – record company heads, producers, A&R executives, music publishers, important artists and celebrities, agents, managers and others in the music industry. This contest offers unparalleled exposure for up-and-coming songwriters. It’s the songwriter’s springboard to success.



Songdoor International Songwriting Competition

This one has some fantastic prizes, including a self-paced songwriting course for EVERY ENTRANT!



Great American Song Contest

How many times have you wished you could get your songs heard by music industry professionals? Or wished you had an impressive songwriting award to help you promote your songs to publishers, producers and music media?The Great American Song Contest™ is uniquely designed to benefit every songwriter, lyricist and composer who participates.


That should be enough song writing contests to get you started! Keep checking back and I will keep looking for more.




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