The International Songwriting Competition ISC is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels, both amateur and professional, and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. The competition is officially accepting entries, and all entries must be submitted by September 19, There are three ways to enter :. Enter via Mail. Enter Online.
The Australian Songwriters Association ASA is a national, non-profit, member-based organisation dedicated to the support of songwriters and their art. Founded in , the ASA today has a large, vibrant and diverse membership across Australia, and is well established and highly regarded. Songs are judged on originality and craft. The song does not have to be performed by the songwriter, but it must be original and not signed with a publishing company at the time of entry. Membership of the ASA and entry into the Australian Songwriting Contest is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents only, with the exception of the International Category, which is open to citizens of all nations. Entry must be in the name of an individual songwriter, whose responsibility it will be to list any co-writers and liaise with them as necessary if the material progresses through the competition.
There are many songwriting competitions available to artists. Each competition has different pros and cons along with a unique vision. And as a side note, whenever you sign an entry for a competition, make sure you still retain all the rights to your song, lyrics, and compositions. This contest prides itself in being created by songwriters and being an alternative to high cost competitions.