EVERYONE (yes everyone!!) GETS THE FOLLOWING: When you enter the UKSC in 2021 you will receive a personal professional Star Rating from the judges for your song. We will give you a gift package of six weeks of song pitching slots with songwriting courses worth US$50. You will be issued with a personalized UKSC Award Certificate for each song and you will be invited to join the very exclusive UKSC Songwriting Community Group where you can network with and share songs and ideas with other songwriters. In addition, every song entered is matched with our insider list of songs required by record company and publishing A&Rs and producers - many deals have been signed by UKSC entrants in this way! All this is 100% guaranteed for everyone, winner or not. Plus, every lyric submitted, in every category, automatically receives FREE entry in the international Lyricist Of The Year Awards (worth $25 per song). There is also an option for your song to be part of The International Songwriting Contest and International Songwriting Awards, and there are opportunities for collaborations that match lyric writers with composers. You will also receive free membership of SubmitMySong.com - the world´s leading song submission and song sharing platform - included with your entry. No other songwriting event in the world gives so much to everyone who enters, or works harder for songwriters.
GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE A Grand Prize Winner will be chosen from the 30 talented category Winners of the 2021 contest to receive an impressive and valuable prize package. This package includes your very own one-on-one Personal PA who will work closely with you on a unique and individually tailored promotional campaign for you and your songs. There will be professional advice on distribution and career development from UKSC directors and producers and we will arrange international copyright registration to protect your songs. AND... there is even more: top industry professionals will mix professionally mix a track of your choice, AND we will make a professional masteryour song with an Abbey Road staff engineer using the legendary mixing desks and mastering equipment at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS in LONDON UK!! PLUS: You and your song will receive professional media promotion in association with the UKSC media team, SubmitMySong.com, Music Aid International, the ISA Awards Academy and others. AND the winner will also receive a full one year SongU.com all-inclusive professional membership and full honorary membership of the Guild of International Songwriters & Composers. This is an exceptional and unique program to launch a new songwriter to the world.
CATEGORY WINNERS There are 30 Winners in this contest. One winner is chosen from each of the 30 song categories. Every winner is promoted to our contacts in the music industry and this has led to many deals - including signings by leading international publishing houses, writing for major artists, national network TV features, six figure income from sales, major awards, global number one hits, world wide in-store playlisting, press coverage and more. Some of these successes are described here on this website so take your time to browse the site. Every Winner also receives media promotion, including video promotion on the UKSC YouTube Channel, an official UKSC Finalist Certificate for framing, international copyright registration to legally protect your winning song worldwide, membership of SongU with song pitching opportunities and songwriting courses and full membership of The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers.
300 FINALISTS !! ALL 300 plus Finalists each receive an official UKSC Finalist Certificate for framing and six weeks of song pitching opportunities and songwriting courses. ALL Finalists have their songs forwarded to A&R executives and producers for consideration for future release and signings and they will have their work promoted to UKSC music industry contacts.
SEMI-FINALISTS All Semi Finalists will receive a UKSC Semi Finalist Certificate for framing and six weeks of song pitching and songwriting courses at SongU.com. They will have the chance to be heard and discovered by top industry professionals and are given the judge's Star Rating for their songs and position reached in the panels. This is a good way to get feedback on your songs from professionals.
COMMENDED ENTRIES The judges will make Commended Entry Awards and Highly Commended Awards to all entrants that show a good level of songwriting. These entrants each receive a UKSC Commended Entry Certificate for framing, six weeks of song pitching and songwriting courses at SongU.com (value of $50), the chance to be heard and discovered by top industry professionals and details of the judges star rating for their work.
SPECIAL MENTION The judges will make Special Mention Awards for selected entrants that show a high level of songwriting. These entrants also receive a UKSC Special Mention Certificate for framing, six weeks of song pitching and songwriting courses at SongU.com (value of $50), the chance to be heard and discovered by top industry professionals and details of the judges rating.
WORLD CONCERT DAY This international event day takes place every 26 April and features thousands of musicians, live gigs, streamed performances and shows. The UKSC will have a section on the event and the Grand Prize Winner and selected entrants will receive Featured Billing and everyone who enters a song in the UKSC will be invited to take part in the event to showcase their songs.
FOR EVERYONE WHO ENTERS even if you don't win a main prize you will get... UKSC Certificate* Judges evaluation and Star Rating Notification of position in the judging process Song Pitching / Songwriting Courses ($50 value !!!) A Song Submissions Dashboard to track your entries An official invitation from World Concert Day An official invitation from Music Aid Day Membership and song dashboard at SubmitMySong.com Entry in the LOTY Awards ($25 value!) The chance to be heard and discovered by top industry professionals Membership of the very exclusive UKSC Songwriting Community Group Consideration for the annual promotional album Consideration by A&R for deals (*recognized by some examining bodies for course and music exam credits)
No other songwriting event works harder for songwriters. Period.