Now in its 18th year, the contest is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring writers to have their original songs heard and judged by a panel of Nashville music industry professionals, under the direction of this year’s volunteer contest chairperson, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale.
Contest entries are now being accepted via the following methods:
- U.S. Mail Send to P. O. Box 121855, Nashville, TN 37212
- American Songspace www.americansongspace.com
- Sonicbids www.sonicbids.com
Details about entry fees, eligibility and other requirements are available at chrisaustinsongwritingcontest.org.
To be eligible to enter, a songwriter must not derive more than 50% of his or her total income from songwriting or music publishing. Entries Must Be Received by February 18, 2010.