Details have been announced for NSAI’s 22nd Annual Song Contest, kicking off on Oct. 1.
Songwriters worldwide from all genres can submit their songs and/or lyrics to be evaluated and judged by industry professionals in two different groups–Song or Lyric-Only. Up to 22 entries will place in the contest, and the live final judging phase for the Song Category will feature the Top 10 Finalists’ entries. Final judging will take place in February 2022.
The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000, a mentor session with songwriting icon Rhett Akins, and a one-year single-song contract with Anthem Entertainment. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a CMT Prize Pack, a three day trip to Nashville, a brand new acoustic guitar, performance opportunities at The Bluebird Cafe and Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, an one year NSAI membership, and more!
The Lyric-Only winner will receive $2,500, a mentoring session with songwriter Ali Tamposi, a brand new acoustic guitar, a one-year membership to NSAI, access to one NSAI premium event, and several additional prizes.
Entries can be submitted online beginning Oct. 1 at nsaisongcontest.com or mailed to the NSAI office. Entry fees are $35 per song or lyric entry for current NSAI members and $45 per song or lyric entry for non-NSAI members. All submissions must be submitted or post-marked by November 30, at 5 p.m. CT.
For the full contest rules, click here.
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