Submissions will be accepted in the following categories: Pop/Top 40, Rock, Gospel/Christian, Country, R&B/Hip-Hop, Performance, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, AAA/Roots/Americana, Jazz, Dance/Electronica, Blues, Children's Music, Teen (18 yrs. old and younger), Instrumental, World Music, and Lyrics Only. Entries will be judged by a panel of musicians and experts, including Steve Vai, John Scofield, Tom Waits, Peter Hook (New Order), Benji Madden (Good Charlotte), and The Donnas. The early bird deadline for entry is July 15, and the final deadline is Sept. 15.
To enter the competition or get more information, go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com.