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Promotion Deadline: May 27, 2024 at 11:59:59 PM CT

American Songwriter Contests

Offering Discovery Platforms for Musical Talent

Song Contest

Enter your songs for a chance to win $10,000, get mentorship from an A&R executive, and have your songs heard by #1 songwriters and artists.

Road Ready Talent Contest

Enter for a chance to win $20,000, be heard by major label A&R executives, perform on a legendary stage in Nashville, and attain a prize package designed to directly impact your career trajectory.

Lyric Contest

Enter the #1 Lyric Contest for a chance to win a "Dream Day on Music Row", which includes a "Dream Co-Write" with a hit songwriter.

Be Recognized as a Songwriter

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Past Winners

Song Contest

Grand Prize Winner:
“What’s It All Mean?” By Christian Gates-Bahlhorn (The Philharmonik)

ALL CATEGORY WINNERS

First Place:
“Somebody” By Harper O’Neill, Meg McRee

Second Place:
“American Spirits” By Austin Sawyer (Drumming Bird)

Third Place:
“Milky Way” By Nathalie Nedeljkovic (Nouel)

ALL WINNERS + HONORABLE MENTIONS

First Place:
“Walk” By Lauryn Marie

Second Place:
“This Could Be My Last Song” By Frank Watkinson

Third Place:
“Right At The Wrong Time” By Jade Steg

ALL WINNERS + HONORABLE MENTIONS

Lyric Contest

Grand Prize Winner:

2024 Grand-Prize Winner: TBA

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November/December 2024 Lyric Contest Winners: TBA

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Grand Prize Winner:

2023 Grand-Prize Winner: “Painting Pickets” By Christine Merritt, Gregory Becker, Michelle Creber

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Grand Prize Winner:

2022 Grand Prize Winner: “Long Line of Cars” By Mason Caviness, Emily Rose

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