2018 Song Competition

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2018 Song Competition Entries  WILL BE ACCEPTED  NOV. 1, 2017 – APRIL 30, 2018

You can enter as many songs as you would like into the 2018 SMSWF Song Competition; but you can not enter the same song in more than one genre category.   Any song can be entered into the Lyrics Only Category even if it was previously entered into a genre category.

Note the Early Bird gets the worm…. We have a cheaper entry fee for early birds…

1st Entry Early Bird Fee $45 / Each additional song $10 ENDS January 30, 2018

1st Entry $50 Fee / Each additional song $12 STARTS 8 AM Jan. 31, 2018

Song Categories:  Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Gospel/ChristainContemporary/Inspirational, Jazz/Blues, Pop, Rock, Lyrics Only,

CASH PRIZES plus other gifts TBA.

Grand Prize Winner                $500 plus

Listeners’ Choice Winner         $250 plus

Category 1st Place Winners        $125 plus

Category 2nd Place Winners       $100 plus

Category 3rd Place Winners       $ 75 plus

CLICK HERE TO ENTER COMPETITION

Click Here for 2018 Song Competition  Rules and Regulations.

*Each song submitted must be entrant’s original work.*

Who Can Enter: The competition is open to all songwriters earning 50% or less of their annual income from songwriting. Professional songwriters who write everyday for a living earning 51% or more of their annual income from songwriting are not eligible to enter.

If entrant is under 18 years old, the parent or guardian is required to send us an email to smswf@yahoo.com stating they have given their minor permission to enter the 2017 SMSWF Song Competition.

Song Requirements: Song is not to be longer than 4 minutes in length. If song exceeds the 4 minute limit, it will be disqualified.

Performance: Finalists will perform or have someone perform their song(s) in the SMSWF Song Competition Finale and Awards Show at PLACE TO BE ANNOUNCED in Gatlinburg, TN during The Smoky Songwriters Festival Aug. 15-19, 2017, Entrant must be present even if he/she is not performing the song.

There is no performance for Lyrics Only entries.  The winner in the Lyrics Only Category will be announced and recognized at the SMSWF Song Competition Finale and Awards Show during the 7th Annual Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival. Lyric Only Entrants do not have to be present to win however we encourage them to be.

Judging Process: Finale winners will be chosen by a judging committee comprised of music industry professionals, including but not limited to noted songwriters, producers, publishers, radio and label personnel. Preliminary Judges will also include evaluators, publishers, and educators in the music and songwriting field that know and teach songwriting.   Genre Category songs will be judged based on melody, structure, originality and lyrics. Lyrics Only Category will be judged on structure, originality and lyrics.

Honorable Mentions: SMSWF will post Finalists and Honorable Mentions on its website and will notify entrants by e-mail that results are posted.

*Each song submitted must be entrant’s original work.*

Who Can Enter: The competition is open to all songwriters earning 50% or less of their annual income from songwriting. Professional songwriters who write everyday for a living earning 51% or more of their annual income from songwriting are not eligible to enter.

If entrant is under 18 years old, the parent or guardian is required to send us an email to smswf@yahoo.com stating they have given their minor permission to enter the 2017 SMSWF Song Competition.

Song is not to be longer than 4 minutes in length. If song exceeds the 4 minute limit, it will be disqualified.

Click Here to Enter Songs

Click Here for 2018 Song Competition  Rules and Regulations.

Click Here for last year’s Winners.

For more information contact info@smswf.com or 865-604-9066

 

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