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- American Songwriter Lyric Contest - Rules, entry form and information on current contest and past winners. Offering Bi-monthly competition and yearly grand prize.
- Backstage Magazine Band Contest - Offering a place to share musician links including guitar lessons, and chord and scale generators. Features a band contest where demos can be submitted and the best each month will be reviewed on this web site.
- Bannon Open Songwriting Awards - Promoting a bi-annual songwriting competition in 6 different categories and highlighting John Mellencamp, his songs and news. Prizes and industry exposure for the winners.
- Cooch Music - Running an amateur songwriters contest, and offering an opportunity to listen to and vote on the competing songs.
- Dallas Songwriters 2001 Song Contest - Featuring a yearly song contest, and resources for professionals and those getting started in the industry.
- Free Songwriting and Music Contests - Plans for a Hollywood Halloween party with a "Scary song" contest held the night of the event. Cash prizes and possible recording contracts for those who perform at the party, where the winners will be selected.
- Great American Song Contest - Annual songwriting competition sponsored by Songwriters Resource Network, a free online news and education resource. All entries are critiqued by music industry professionals.
- Red Jaguar Records - Singing and songwriting contests offering record contract as grand prize. Details for entry included.
- Ritmi Globali Europei - Describing an Italian music contest including one category for singers-composers open to artists 35 years of age or younger.
- Songwriters' Drive-In - Promoting the art songwriting, with free crash course in writing lyrics; evaluations, tips, contests and samples of recent winning lyrics. A new competition each month and chance to collaborate on writing a rock opera.
- Songwriting Contests - The Muse's Muse - Listings of all the major songwriting contests and competitions with entry dates etc.
- The John Lennon Songwriting Contest - Dedicated to creating opportunities for professional and amateur songwriters, Yoko Ono Lennon presents annual contest in 12 genres with cash prizes and contracts awarded. Information on past winners; rules and application.
- The SIBL Project - SIBL ("Songs Inspired by Literature") is a songwriting contest, promoting the need for and funding adult literacy programs. All proceeds further this cause. Includes contest rules and information on projects being supported.
- The Unsigned War Music Contest - Offering an opportunity for unsigned music groups, artists and poet/lyricists to gain exposure in the industry. Includes rules and describes prizes.
- UK Songwriting Contest - Prestigious annual UK songwriting competition from the BRIT Trust, The World Music Foundation, Roland UK, MusicAid.org and others. Contest prizes include publishing deals, recording equipment, career development and more.
- United Nations Song Contest - Songs for a Better World - Official site of the world's most prestigious songwriting event and competition.
- USA Songwriting Competition - Promoting contests in six languages and fifteen genres, judged by industry professionals; information and media on past winners, testimonials, links to winning songs. Rules and entry form for current competition.