USA Songwriting Competition deadline may 31

22nd USA Songwriting Competition Accepting Entries

UPDATE: 5/23/2017

The deadline for the USA Songwriting Competition is approaching--ending on May 31.

USA Songwriting Competition has been honoring songwriters from all over the world. Winners have come from Australia, Japan, Canada, U.K., Germany, Brazil, South Africa, USA, etc. Past winners have gotten recording contracts, gotten their songs on film/TV as well as getting cuts with major artists. The 2013 top winner rock band American Authors hit No. 1 on the Billboard Charts and went Double Platinum, selling over 2 million copies. The 2007 winner Air Gold hit Top 10 on the Billboard charts with his winning song six months after his win. The 2005 winner of the country category had his winning song cut by country star Faith Hill. The 2005 winner of the pop category was signed to Interscope Records. The 2008 winner appeared on the David Letterman TV show and got signed to a record label.

Last year's winners included Spokane, Washington-based songwriters Jerad Finck and David Hodges & Steven Solomon, who won overall grand prize at the 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition with their song “Criminal.” The song has now received radio airplay on various pop radio stations in United States as well as Sirius XM Radio.


Entries are being accepted for the 22nd annual USA Songwriting Competition. The winner will receive a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise. In addition, the winning songs will be played on radio. Categories to enter in include Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental and more.

Each entry costs $35.

USA Songwriting Competition is sponsored by: Sony, D'Addario Strings, Guitar Player Magazine, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Audio-Technica, Presonus, Sonoma Wireworks, Song Trust, Soundmatters, Landr, Noisehive and more.

The USA Songwriting is offering a free early entry bonus promotion: the first 1,000 entries will each receive a free Acoustic Guitar magazine annual subscription worth $24.99.

For more information and to submit, visit online.songwriting.net.