There are so many songwriting contests today. From popular ones like the John Lennon Song writing Contest, to those whose names suggest great importance, like The Great American Song Contest.
The publicity that winners of songwriting contests recieve is also phenomenal. I’m talking about free advertising, interviews, newspaper exposure and even the possibility of being featured on television news. This is just the tip of the iceberg (as they say).
Imagine all of this for winning a contest where there wasn’t even much competition. I’ve heard a few songs which won song writing contests, and in my very humble opinion, it was clear that there wasn’t much competition. Perhaps a lot of good songwriters are so critical about their songs that they end up staying away. Now I’m not saying that this is always the case, but it does happen. All this is probably more reason to try your luck.
Stuff like this really helps to advance your songwriting and open doors for you in the music business.