Contest Rounds and Dates

Preliminary Round: All songs are listened to and receive preliminary consideration

Final Round: Top Songs from the preliminary round will go on to the Finals. Finalists will be notified, followed by final scores and placements.

Contest Dates:

May 16, 2023: Open for Entry

August 19, 2023: Final Deadline to enter

September 16, 2023: Finalists Announced

October 16, 2023: Winners Announced

Contest Entry Options:

New in 2023: Indie Song of the Year!

Enter a new category called "Indie Song of The Year" for a $20 entry fee.

This is an "all-genre" category. Any song from any genre, including genres beyond our usual.

What ever you have, we'd love to hear it:  Rock, Folk, Acoustic, Americana, Country, Pop, Hip-Hop/Rap, Christian, Soundtrack, Jazz, World Music, Study Beats, Electronic, Dance, Heavy Metal, Soul, etc.

We may not be the definitive experts of your genre or sound - but we know a universally great song when we hear it! 

  • Prizes, Honor

    Compete against songwriters from around the world for the chance to win prizes and recognition for your talent and creativity.

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  • Feedback

    Get valuable written feedback from seasoned professional songwriters and songwriting coaches to take your craft and career to the next level.

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  • Promotion

    All entrants and winners receive tools, resources, opportunities to get their songs and talent more exposure. Marketing courses, playlist placements, social media and blog articles.

What are contestants saying?

“I learned more from the critiques than I ever have - from ANY source. They were detailed, specific and extremely well articulated.”
~Tim Wenzel

"The site was user-friendly and communications were seamless." ~Michaela Pixie Mahtani

"I'm totally thrilled to have my songs validated by your lovely judges, and loved being a part of your contest." ~ Katie Hardyman


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