Lyric Contests


Mike Guiney Scores 2019 Lyric Contest Grand Prize

Gananoque, Ontario-based songwriter Mike Guiney has scored the Grand Prize for the 2019 American Songwriter Lyric Contest. The winning lyric, "Changing (While Staying The Same)," won 1st place in the May/June bi-monthly contest. Each year, all six...

Annual Lyric Contest Winner Set To Be Announced Soon

American Songwriter has received countless submissions for each 2019 bi-monthly Lyric Contest in hopes of being awarded annual Grand prize -- and the time to make a final decision is fast approaching. The winner will receive:

Introducing the 2020 American Songwriter Lyric Contest Judges

The judges for the 2020 American Songwriter Lyric Contest have been announced, and this year’s crop of jurists includes some of the best singer-songwriters in the game today. Read about our High Court below, and be sure to enter the...

Lyric Contest Winners: September/October 2018

Congratulations to all of our September/October 2018 winners! Click here to enter the November/December 2018 contest. 1st Place “If I Were A Bottle” by Samantha Elin Tarzana, CA If I were a bottle of tequila Would you love me then Would you dance with me through...

Enter the July/August 2018 Lyric Contest

We are currently accepting entries for the July/August 2018 Lyric Contest. Deadline is May 15th at 11:59pm CST. Enter now for your chance to win a... Co-Write with Charlie Worsham Professional Demo Session (1 song) at Omni Sound Studios ...

Latest News

Recording Academy Releases New Version of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery”

All proceeds to benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund A diverse group of...