The annual competition, which launched in 2002 and partner of SongCat, is open to both professional and amateur songwriters. International Songwriting Competition aims to provide songwriters with the opportunity to have their songs heard in a professional, international setting.
ISC distributes more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize including $25,000 (US) cash and $30,000 in services and merchandise.
Songwriters are judged on creativity, originality, lyrics, melody, arrangement and overall likeability. Some categories may have additional criteria. More information can be found at http://www.songwritingcompetition.com.
International Songwriting Competition announced its esteemed panel of judges for the 2015 competition. The panel includes many high-profile recording artists such as Avicii, Justin Townes Earle, Lorde, Sara Evans and Bastille. Industry executives such as Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records), Nir Seroussi (President, Sony Music Latin), Leib Ostrow (Founder/CEO, Music For Little People) and many more will be present among the panel.
Last year's ISC Grand Prize winner was Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy who had a huge hit with his song Riptide. Vance said: "It is such an honour to win this songwriting prize. Writing songs is what gives me purpose, and I'm proud to receive this award." Riptide has since become a classic and Vance is currently on a six-month tour supporting Taylor Swift.
The deadline for this year’s competition is September 10.