Competitions


Songwriting competitions, contests and ways to showcase your music

This is where you’ll find all manner of competitions run by Songwriting and other songwriting-related sources. Check back here regularly for opportunities to submit your original compositions, lyrics and songs, with the chance of winning prizes, receiving feedback or simply get your music heard…

Your Songwriting Contest

16/09/2014

New songwriting contest launches

This is not just a song contest… this is Your Song Contest. Free to enter, too, which is always nice…
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Camden Roundhouse

14/09/2014

Roundhouse 30/30 competition now open

The iconic London venue’s competition for young musicians enters its sixth year – just get your entries in before 1…
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Do I Have A Hit Song?

13/08/2014

‘Do I Have a Hit Song?’ TV talent show launched

Songwriting competition talent show due to premiere on IndiMusicTV this year, with the producers looking for independent songwriters to feature…
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Sam Duckworth

26/07/2014

Shure announces the winner of 2014 Songwriting Award

Sophie Coran is selected by Sam Duckworth (AKA Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) to win this year’s Shure Songwriting Award…
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Purbeck Folk Festival

29/06/2014

Talent contest returns to Purbeck Folk Festival

The annual competition Purbeck Rising offers another opportunity for an act to play the main stage of the award-winning festival…
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Next Big Thing

21/06/2014

Win a recording contract worth £100,000!

Paul ‘19’ Hardcastle and radio network UTV Media launch a UK talent search with a recording contract as the prize…
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Songwriters Hall Of Fame Song Competition

15/06/2014

Hall Of Fame songwriting contest deadline approaches

Songwriters Hall Of Fame competition to win a publishing contract with Universal is still open for entries until 30 June…
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Song Academy Young Songwriter 2014

12/05/2014

Young Songwriter contest winners announced

Song Academy reveal the winners of Young Songwriter 2014, judged by the likes of Eg White and Fraser T Smith…
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Birmingham Conservatoire

26/04/2014

Birmingham university calls for songwriters and composers

Young composers across the UK are invited to enter the 2014 Philip Bates Prize jointly run with Birmingham City University…
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Bonnaroo 2014

12/04/2014

Wayne Coyne and Billboard look for acts to play Bonnaroo

Two slots at this year’s Bonnaroo music festival are up for grabs, courtesy of Billboard and the Flaming Lips songwriter…
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Mark Cawley – UKSC

09/04/2014

2014 UK Songwriting Contest opens for entries

This year’s UKSC competition kicks off with an additional grand prize of getting to co-write with hit songwriter Mark Cawley…
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Abbey Road Studios

06/04/2014

Chance to win tickets to Abbey Road Studios

Garritan and Time+Space mark the release of the new Abbey Road virtual piano with an opportunity to visit Studio Two…
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Global Rockstar 2014

29/03/2014

AKG’s search for the Global Rockstar 2014 begins

The world’s largest online music contest, presented by Harman’s AKG, is open to submissions of original songs from independent musicians…
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BBC Wales logo

13/03/2014

BBC seeks new Welsh songwriting talent

The BBC Horizons scheme has been launched to find new talent across Wales, with the chosen 12 receiving industry help…
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Sam Duckworth – Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

04/03/2014

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly to judge Shure Songwriting Award

Singer-songwriter Sam Duckworth will decide the winners of this year’s songwriting competition offered in partnership between ICMP, BASCA and Shure…
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Song Academy Young Songwriter 2014

11/02/2014

Young Songwriter 2014 competition open for entry

Budding songwriters aged 7-18 years from across the UK and Ireland are invited to enter this year’s Song Academy contest…
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Fingertrap

08/02/2014

UK band Fingertrap wins Shure’s European song contest

Shure Europe have announced the winners of the Call For Legends unsigned band competition with Fingertrap taking the top spot…
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Iris Theatre

11/11/2013

Can you write a winning Xmas song?

London’s Iris Theatre is running a competition for Xmas-themed songs, with the best songs performed at St Paul’s, Covent Garden…
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Amnesty International - Young Human Rights Songwriter & Performer Awards

21/10/2013

Young songwriters encouraged to write protest songs

Amnesty invites 7-21 year olds to discover the power of songwriting through the Young Human Rights Songwriter & Performer Awards…
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Gold Dust competition

13/09/2013

New contest for UK singer-songwriters

Writing magazine Gold Dust is staging a singer-songwriter competition, with a cash prize and the chance to get professional representation…
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Wes Mack - Unsigned Only Music Competition 2013 winner

07/09/2013

Unsigned Only Music Competition reveals 2013 winners

US-based contest unveils 22 winners across ten genres of music, with Canadian country singer-songwriter Wes Mack the grand prize winner…
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Deacon Blue

24/08/2013

Win Deacon Blue tickets

The 80s pop legends are touring the UK, and you can win tickets to a show of your choice here!…
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Tom Waits

21/08/2013

Songwriting becomes an ISC Industry Partner

We proudly announce an official association with International Songwriting Competition, where judges for 2013 include Tom Waits and Bernie Taupin…
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UK Songwriting Contest 2013

12/08/2013

UK Songwriting Contest 2013 winners revealed

For many hopeful songwriters who entered the annual UKSC, the wait is over and the results are out. Who won?…
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Uri Sade - Shure Songwriting Award 2013

07/08/2013

Shure Songwriting Award winner decided by Frank Turner

This year’s competition from Shure and The Institute reaches its annual conclusion, with an Israeli singer-songwriter taking the first prize…
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ReverbNation

01/08/2013

Songwriting & ReverbNation competition now open (again)

We had such an overwhelming response to the first four months of the competition, we’re keeping it running for longer…
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Oxjam Bradford

02/07/2013

Wanted: a charity anthem for Oxfam

Oxjam Bradford is a series of concerts for Oxfam – and they want YOU to write them a fundraising anthem…
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Kenny Rogers

20/06/2013

Win Kenny Rogers concert tickets!

Kenny Rogers is touring the UK to promote his forthcoming album – and we’ve got two tickets to give away…
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Producer Kipper Eldridge

12/05/2013

UK Songwriting Contest open for entry

The 11th annual competition asks international songwriters to submit songs to a pro judging panel including Sting’s producer Kipper Eldridge…
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Joshua Hanson - Yellow Red Sparks

03/05/2013

ISC songwriting contest announces 2012 winners

International Songwriting Competition Grand Prize is awarded to a singer-songwriter from Idaho, and the 2013 competition is open for entry…
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Audiomaster

27/04/2013

Win album mastering worth over $500 with Audiomaster

Recorded a studio album? Not quite sounding pro? Enter this competition and your LP could get the polish it deserves…
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ReverbNation Logo

17/03/2013

Get an online feature in Songwriting with ReverbNation!

We are searching for one ReverbNation artist every month for an online feature. Enter now and it could be you!…
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  1. Songwriting is a journey to a special place that’s adventurous and exciting,
    therefore if you can communicate your vision to your fans, the connection can
    be fascinatingly surreal and altogether fulfilling, to know your mission has
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