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International Song Contest

This Contest is open to Songwriters WORLDWIDE

Artists entering the West Coast Songwriters (WCS) International Song Contest 2015 have the chance to win an impressive grand prize package and a smaller prize pack for winners in each category.  Deadline JUNE 15th 2015

Prizes Include:

  • The grand prize Winner will receive a Breedlove Stage Dreadnought acoustic/electric guitar from Bend Oregon valued at $1,332.00, a WCS tee shirt, an official Winner certificate, a Conference pass for the 35th annual WCS Music Conference - September 26 & 27 2015. If the winner is a performing songwriter they will also be invited to perform their winning song at the Sunset Concert at the Conference in front of all the Music Industry Guests, and will receive free hotel accommodation including guest host-room access (incredible networking opportunity). Overall value of this prize $2,500.00 

  • Second prize Winner will receive a Breedlove Passport Traveler valued at $732.00 and will also receive a WCS tshirt, and an official Winners certificate.
  • The rest of the category winners will receive ADK Studio Headphones a WCS tee shirt, and an official Winners certificate.
  • Categories include: Acoustic/Singer/Songwriter, Adult Contemporary, Alternative. Americana, Bluegrass/Country, Blues, Boadway/Caberet, Children's Music, Classical, Christian/Gospel/Inspirational, Electronic/Dance/DJ, Folk, Funk, Hip-Hop/Rap, Humorous, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin, Metal, New Age/Ambient, and Miscellaneous/Other, Pop, Raggae, Rock, Urban/R&B/Soul, and World.  There is an “Instrumental” category, but not a “lyric only” category. All songs must be original.  If there are 3 or less songs in a category, the songs will be moved to Miscellaneous.  A winner will be selected from that category.

This Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters. Signature of parent/guardian required for each entrant under 18 years of age. Employees of WCS, their families, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible.

Winners will be selected by an Executive Committee comprised of noted singer/songwriters. Past judges and Conference guests include Hit Songwriters and producers Narada Michael Walden, Steve Seskin, Andre Pessis, George Merrill, Bonnie Hayes, and others. Songs will be judged based on melody, composition, and lyrics (when applicable). The quality of performance and production will not be considered. Prizes will be awarded jointly to all authors of any song.

The prize winners will be announced on this website (, press releases and via all social networking tools.

Rules and Regulations

Entry Form

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