Here is a list of some of the popular song writing contests available today. This list does not mean endorsement by UltimateSongwriting.Com. As always, make sure you do careful research before participating.
#1: Great American Song Contest
This song writing contest takes place annually, and is sponsored by Songwriters Resource Network.
#2: The John Lennon Songwriting Contest
A contest for professionals and amateurs. It takes place annually and is divided into 12 genres. It’s certainly one of the most popular songwriting contests.
#3: USA Songwriting Competition
This song writing contest is promoted in six languages and fifteen genres.
#4: The Unsigned War Music Contest
A song contest for unsigned music groups, artists and lyricists.
#5: The SIBL Project
A songwriting contest which seeks to promote the need for adult literacy programs and funding them. SIBL stands for Songs Inspired by Literature.
#6: Cooch Music
Many songwriting contests include both amateurs and professionals. Here’s one which is only for amateurs.
#7: UK Songwriting Contest
This is an annual songwriting competition that takes place in the UK. You can win prizes such as publishing deals and recording contracts.
#8: Goodnight Kiss Song Contest
Songs should be based on stories. Personal stories are welcome.
#9: Dallas Songwriters Contest
This songwriting contest, based in Dallas, takes place annually …. On-going lyric contests.
#10: American Songwriter Lyric Contest
Song competition takes place twice a month and they offer a yearly grand prize.