Contests

1. Song Door

https://songdoor.com/

Deadline: November 15, 2022

Cost:  $15.

Christian Category? Yes, titled “Christian”

James Kelso, an Alpha and Omega Christian Songwriters member, won the Grand Prize in 2020 with his Christian song “One-Eighty”

“SongDoor is an annual worldwide songwriting competition that’s open to amateurs and professionals, ages 16 and older.

We are here to help you do two things: first, to help you be a better songwriter. Second, get your music heard by industry pros who have influence and connections. We give you 3 FREE songwriting tools ($220 worth) just for entering. No other competition does that because no other competition cares about their writers like we do. Here’ the proof.

Since 2006, our entry fee has been $10, and we have steadfastly stuck to that—however, inflation has hit us just like everyone else and we’ve had to raise it to $15. That’s still less than half of other reputable contests. We only wish we could have kept it the same. Thank you very much for your understanding.

Our judges are Grammy®/Emmy/Dove award winners, million-selling writers and music icons. We want to put your best work in front of them and launch a few careers.”

 

3. Great American Song Contest

https://www.greatamericansong.com/

Deadline:  November 19, 2022

Cost:  $35.

Christian Category?   Yes, titled  “Christian/Inspirational”.

James Kelso, an Alpha and Omega Christian Songwriters member, won the Grand Prize in 2020 with his Christian song “One-Eighty”.

The Great American Song Contest features prizes and awards in 10 songwriting categories, including a Christian/Inspirationalcategory for Christian songwriters.

In a typical year, the Adult Contemporary (AC) category receives the greatest number of entries. The Christian/Inspirationalcategory receives fewer entries but has continues to grow in popularity.

The Christian category features well-known music-industry judges, including Michael Anderson, the award-winning songwriter and Christian recording artist who earned a Dove Award nomination for his song Emmanuel, along with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith.

As with all categories, every songwriter who enters our Christian song contest category will receive a personalized evaluation from judges who are knowledgeable music-industry professionals.

Christian songwriters and lyricists throughout the world are invited to participate in this event.”

3. International Song Contest

https://www.songwritingcompetition.com/

Deadline:  December 8, 2022

Cost:  $30.

Christian Category?   Yes, titled  “Christian”

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians from anywhere in the world are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry