The John Lennon Songwriting Contest
- Dedicated to creating opportunities for professional and amateur songwriters, Yoko Ono Lennon presents annual contest in 12 genres with cash prizes and contracts awarded. Information on past winners; rules and application.
Bannon Open Songwriting Awards - Promoting a bi-annual songwriting competition in 6 different categories and highlighting John Mellencamp, his songs and news. Prizes and industry exposure for the winners.
Cooch Music - Running an amateur songwriters contest, and offering an opportunity to listen to and vote on the competing songs.
Dallas Songwriters Contest - Annual song, and on-going lyric contests, with winners receiving cash and other prizes. Site also includes resources for professionals and those new to the industry.
Goodnight Kiss Free Song Contest - Competition is about finding the most uptempo and fun songs that inspire driving. Novelty songs are accepted. Includes rules and contest specifics.
Great American Song Contest - Annual songwriting competition sponsored by Songwriters Resource Network, a free online news and education resource. All entries are critiqued by music industry professionals.
MOVA - Arts festival songwriters competition. All genres. Beginners welcome. Workshops, critiques, cash and prizes for the competition. Lake Guntersville, Alabama.
Nashville Symposium - Nashville's 3-day songwriter convention. Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) and NSAI coordinate songwriter workshops. Showcases, exhibits, awards, and prizes.
Ritmi Globali Europei - Describing an Italian music contest including one category for singers-composers open to artists 35 years of age or younger.
The SIBL Project - SIBL ("Songs Inspired by Literature") is a songwriting contest, promoting the need for and funding adult literacy programs. All proceeds further this cause. Includes contest rules and information on projects being supported.
Songwriters' Drive-In - Promoting the art songwriting, with free crash course in writing lyrics; evaluations, tips, contests and samples of recent winning lyrics. A new competition each month and chance to collaborate on writing a rock opera.
The Ten-Minute Musicals Project - A unique annual international competition for short stage musicals, whether original or previously produced, excerpted from longer works or complete in themselves.
UK Songwriting Contest - Prestigious annual UK songwriting competition from the BRIT Trust, The World Music Foundation, Roland UK, MusicAid.org and others. Contest prizes include publishing deals, recording equipment, and career development.
USA Songwriting Competition - Promoting contests in six languages and fifteen genres, judged by industry professionals; information and media on past winners, testimonials, links to winning songs. Rules and entry form for current competition.