The International Songwriters Day Song Contest is looking for songs of inspiration, to kick off International Songwriters Day, April 9. The winners will be announced on that day. The contest is accepting submissions until Mar. 25. The contest is open to songwriters all around the world, from all levels of experience.
This year’s theme is “Inspiration” and is requesting songs that inspire, think (new beginnings, second chances, starting over), etc. They can be ballads but they should have an element of hope or redemption in the storyline, to fit the theme. Production and performance aren’t a consideration.
Songs are judged by a blue ribbon panel of songwriters, producers, managers and publishers for melody, lyrics and originality.
Some of the prizes include a consultation with award-winning author and co-founder of MC Michael Dolan, ADK microphones, a chance to pitch your music to film, TV and record labels through Broadjam, music business directories from The Music Registry, Indie Bible, Music Industry Connection, the 101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting book, passes to the SpringboardFestival Memphis and publicity on websites and social media blasts.
You can enter through the website internationalsongwritersday.com