This is your chance to take part in an international event established in association with the The BRIT Trust (of BRIT Awards fame) and have your song showcased to the music industry in London. The contest is open to songwriters from around the world and it offers great prizes to EVERYONE who enters - guaranteed - plus a genuine and unique opportunity to showcase your work to top producers and music industry executives. Many past entrants have found success and have been offered recording and publishing deals in the music industry and every year the media takes an interest with many contestants featured internationally on TV, on radio and in the press.
Two of the world's top producers and musical directors Simon Ellis and Richard Niles are on the judging panels in this year's event and will be looking for songwriters to produce and mentor. Richard Niles will be giving personal one to one guidance and advice to all of the category winners, and Simon Ellis will choose one songwriter from the top entries to personally mentor and produce. These guys are the best there is: Richard Niles has worked with and advised everyone from Paul McCartney to Kylie Minogue, and Simon Ellis is a highly respected BRIT Award winning producer and was the Musical Director on both the Spice Girls and the Britney Spears world tours. This is a genuine opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the business.
OPEN TO EVERYONE
This is an international contest that invites entries from all parts of the world and it is the favorite songwriting event of many writers from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Asia and Europe. Everyone has the same opportunity to have their work showcased to the music industry in London no matter where they live. Songwriting ability is being judged, not performance or production. Beginners have as much chance as everyone else who enters.
PRIZES FOR EVERYONE - GUARANTEED
EVERYONE WHO ENTERS gets an official UKSC Certificate for each song entered and gets to know the exact judges score and the position reached in the judging panels for each song. Plus, we have arranged that everyone who enters this year will receive a fantastic $50 (approx £35) special all-inclusive membership of SongU.com that entitles you to take up to five instructor led or DIY songwriting courses of your choice over six weeks. This is a great opportunity to perfect your songwriting skills, pitch your songs and learn from the masters. Plus, everyone who enters also receives a $25 (approx £20) membership of Broadjam.com. That's a total of $75 (approx £55) in prizes GUARANTEED TO EVERYONE just for entering! And there is much more - full details of these and many more prizes are on the contest website.
TEN CONTESTS IN ONE
There are ten categories for entries so whatever your style of music you will find one to suit you. Categories cover Pop, Adult Contemporary, Rock and Indie, Instrumental Compositions, Folk and Country, RnB, Jazz and Blues and Faith and Christian music. There is an Open category for everything that is not covered by the main categories - comedy songs, Christmas songs, opera and classical, film theme music, show tunes, experimental works etc etc. And there is also a Lyrics Only category for the lyricists. It's like ten contests in one with winners, runners up, finalists, semi finalists and commended entries etc in each of the ten categories.
Every writer receives a UKSC Certificate for each song entered with details of their song's position and achievement in the contest - eg preliminary stages, semi finals, finals, runner up etc - it looks great framed on your living room or studio wall, as a prop in publicity photographs, or use it in your press kit or for when you apply for courses or jobs etc. Every writer also gets to know the exact judges score for each song entered.
A GENUINE CHANCE TO BE DISCOVERED
The UK Songwriting Contest is dedicated to promoting the art of songwriting and the discovery of new talent. All entries are very carefully examined by experienced professionals and everyone has the chance to get noticed. We aim to provide maximum exposure and genuine opportunities for succesful entrants and we are actively looking for promising writers. Many important people in the music industry follow this event very closely looking for new talent, for example Simon Cowell signed Natalie Chua after her success in the contest, and many past winners and finalists have been noticed by the prominent members of the music community who take part in the judging and selection panels. You could be one of these songwriters.