The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) along with presenting sponsors The Bluebird Cafe and CMT have announced details for the 24th annual NSAI Song Contest.
Launching Aug. 1 at 12:00 p.m. CT, this year’s contest will award over $20,000 worth of prizes. Songwriters of all genres are invited to submit their songs and/or lyrics to be evaluated by industry professionals for feedback and their chance to win.
All eligible submissions received by NSAI from Aug. 1 at 12:00 p.m. CST through Sept. 30 at 5:00 p.m. CT will be judged in their respective categories by music industry professionals with a 10-question scorecard evaluation. Highest scoring entries will advance to the second round for another review, and in the third round of judging, up to 10 finalists and up to 10 honorable mentions will be determined for the Song Category, and the Lyric Category winner and runner-up will be selected.
In January 2024, the top finalists for the Song Category will be scored during a live-streamed event where a panel of elite music industry professionals will score each submission from one to 10, with the highest combined score receiving the Song Category Grand Prize.
This year’s prize packages include two cash prizes ($5,000 and $2,500); $1,500 towards a Guitar Center purchase; two 417e guitars from Taylor Guitar; a mentor session with either Ingrid Andress or David Hodges; one-year single-song publishing contract with Anthem Entertainment; a tour of the CMT Headquaters and two pairs of 2024 CMT Music Awards tickets; and an experience at The Bluebird Cafe, among others.
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