20th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

:. Radio Airplay!
:. Grand Prize of US$50,000 in Cash & Merchandise!
:. 15 different categories
:. Winners Will Be determined by Top Music Industry Pros*

Since 1995, the USA Songwriting Competition®, the world's leading international songwriting event, has been honoring songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists everywhere. This is open to all, regardless of nationality or country origin.

*Winners are selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges including record label publishers, producers, A&R from Universal Music, Warner, EMI, Sony Music, and other distinguished professionals. This is your chance to be discovered by the biggest names in the music business!

Our competition offers a shot at the big time for songwriters, original solo artists, and bands everywhere around the world. For you it is the contest that might just open the right doors, make the right connections and get your songs heard. Winning songs receive radio airplay! (the first for any songwriting competition!).

This is not American Idol - this is the professional songwriting competition that offers winners the clout that it takes to really make it!

*DEADLINE EXTENDED: Enter by June 25th or earlier, Hurry! Enter now >>


2013 USA Songwriting Competition Top Winner "Believer" written by Dave Rublin, Shepherd Goodman, Aaron Accetta, James Adam Shelley, Matthew Sanchez & Zachary Barnett (Rock Band: American Authors), the winning song hit #12 on the Billboard Charts!


"We are so excited to win this competition. We entered this competition as unsigned acts, came out as top winner, signed to Island Records and we hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and went double platinum!"..Dave Rublin, Overall Grand Prize Winner of the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2013), hit #1 on the Billboard Charts, certified Double Platinum, selling over 2 million copies.

"This is a great place for talent to be found"..Monte Lipman, President & CEO of Universal Records

 "It seems to be a competition that draws a solid talent base"..Kirk Boyer, A&R, Lyric Street Records

"A healthy and important competition, good outlet for creative people"..Andy Karp, Executive VP/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records

"The USA Songwriting Competition has always had an eye for picking winners that go on to huge success! So winning means that you MUST be on to something! Take the prizes/money etc and use them to make more music or tour, and keep pushing forward! Winning is a sign that you aren't crazy, you are great and you deserve to keep working hard until you get where u want to be. We are beaming with pride. It's a rare treat to be recognized by peers in this industry"..Alexander Cardinale & Morgan Taylor Reid, First Prize Winner (Pop) & Overall 2nd Prize of the 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2011). 

"Happily stunned! We have written songs for over two decades, this is our personal victory"..Alannah Myles & Nancy Simmons, Winner of the 15th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2010) & Grammy Award winner.

"My Name is Jennifer Adan and I used to enter this contest all the time back in the day. I am proud to say that I am now a HIT songwriter who lives in Nashville and travels back and forth to LA to write. I had a two week #1 hit with Blake Shelton "She Wouldn't Be Gone" and I just released my first childrens book. You guys were a big part of my early career!"...Jennifer Adan, Hit Songwriter with #1 Billboard Hits and BMI Award Winning Songwriter.   Read More readmore


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  • Top Winner of 2013 USA Songwriting Competition hit #1 on the Billboard Charts, and went Double Platinum, selling over 2 million copies! 
  • Gail Swanson (2002 USA Songwriting Competition First Prize Winner, Country)'s acoustic version of "Sympathy for the Devil" was featured in the ABC series "666 Park Ave". Her song "Half A Heart" was recorded with Willie Nelson
  • Nenna Yvonne (Overall Grand Prize Winner, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition) has been signed with Thump/Universal Music Group.
  • Mega Hit Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager Joins USA Songwriting Competition's Judging Committee
  • 2010 Winner, Christopher Tin Wins 2 Grammy Awards.
  • 2005 1st Prize Winner - Kate Voegele gets signed to Interscope Records, hit Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Album Charts. Her winning song hit #37 on the Billboard Charts.