Contest Opportunity: International Songwriters Day Song Contest

Contest Opportunity: International Songwriters Day Song Contest

Great prizes and highly skilled judges, and open to all levels of experience.

Deadline: April 2, 2020

International Songwriters Day (April 9), invites you to apply to the second year of the “International Songwriters Day Song Contest.”

Their contest is open to writers all around the world, from all levels of experience. This year’s theme is “Inspiration.” They are looking for songs that inspire, with themes such as: 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. They are listening for a song's originality, melody and lyrics. It doesn’t mean that production isn’t important, but they are mainly focused on finding a great song.

They have assembled some of the most respected musical authorities in the business to judge the contest, who have lived, breathed and worked in the industry for many years and have multi-awards and Grammy nominations to show for it. These highly talented people have one thing in common, they all love and respect a great song.

This year they have added an “Indie Music Video” category (open to any artist/band who is not signed to a major label). The theme again is “Inspiration.”

Their judges are : Grammy nominated producer/engineer Bruce Sugar (Ringo Starr, Ozzy Osbourne), Darryl Ross; a Multi-Platinum producer/arranger, Alan Roy Scott who has had cuts with (Celine Dion, Roberta Flack, Cher, Ray Charles), Mike Gormley, LAPD Mgmt. who helped launch the careers of Rod Stewart, BTO, Rush, The Police, Danny Elfman, the Bangles, Micah Barnes, (member of the Nylons and recording artist), Martin Isherwood, Head of Music at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), and Diana Williamson who has written 2x#3 Billboard Hot Club chart songs, is author of “101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting, and CEO of

Their company’s contests have been voted “Top 10” by Music Connection in the past. They work hard to elevate songwriters and good songwriting.

The deadline to apply is April 2, 2020.

Winners will be announced on April 9, International Songwriters Day.

To apply, and for more info on prizes and rules, click here.