The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its 2008 winners. The grand prize goes to Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall of Brisbane, Australia for their song “Caught In The Crowd,” a pop song with a message about schoolyard bullying and peer pressure. The Grand Prize winners take home $25,000 and over $20,000 in prizes – the largest Grand Prize of any songwriting competition. With judges including Tom Waits, Rob Thomas, Ray Davies, Chaka Khan, McCoy Tyner, Jerry Lee Lewis, and The Cure’s Robert Smith , the ISC Grand Prize recognizes excellence in the craft of songwriting. In its seventh year, ISC received over 15,500 songs from amateur and professional songwriters from 100 countries worldwide, confirming ISC’s status as the leading global songwriting event. In all, ISC bestows prizes on 62 winners, awarding more than $150,000 in cash and prizes. For a complete list of 2008 ISC winners and to hear the winning songs, click here.
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