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Contained here is the Addicted-to-Songwriting collection of songwriting contests.

JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST -- Lennon Award Voting is OPEN!
Help choose the Lennon Award Winners for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Voting is open until April 26th and ANYONE can vote! Visit WWW.JLSC.COM/VOTE to listen and pick your favorite in each category.

Session-I is now accepting entries and we've added an amazing NEW prize. One winner will be chosen as the Maxell Song of the Year and not only win $20,000 but will also win an Apple Power Mac G5 with Cinema Display and Logic Pro software. With 24 Grand Prize Winners, 72 Finalists, 12 Lennon Award Winners, and 1 Maxell Song of the Year, this opportunity is not to be missed.

For more information and for your chance to WIN, please visit: www.JLSC.com

LATE DEADLINE FOR GREAT LAKES SONGWRITING CONTEST
A late deadline has been added for the 2006 Great Lakes Songwriting Contest. Late entries must be postmarked on or before Saturday, April 15, and include a late fee. (See website for details.) Open to current residents of the eight Great Lakes states and the Province of Ontario, 13 winning songs will be chosen in 2006, including a Grand Prize of $1,000 cash, publicity and performance opportunities, and more! No music categories, no age limits. Sponsored by Elderly Instruments, Songbridge, and Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters.
More at www.GreatLakesSongs.com.
PO Box 701698 Plymouth, MI 48170
email: michigansongwriters @ juno.com

AMERICAN DREAMZ CAN COME TRUE SINGING CONTEST
Participants will be asked to submit a video of themselves self-performing the theme song from American Idol, Dreamz with a Z. Put your own style into your performance. The more original, the better. Voting will commence a la American Idol. Eight finalists will make it to the first round of voting. Four will make it to the second round of voting. The winner will win: A 3D/2N trip to Hollywood for two people, two tickets to a Hollywood Premiere, VIP tour for two of Universal Studios, a luxury spa treatment for two, and a $500 shopping spree for the winner.
Entry Deadline May 5th Click Here To Enter

THE QUICKLAUNCH SONG CONTEST SPONSORED BY FLIGHTSAFE MUSIC
Now with over $2000 in prizes!
Submit one or more of your original songs in any genre to the FlightSafe Music QuickLaunch song contest for a chance to win up to $1500, a featured position on www.flightsafemusic.com, and an inside track to the film and television music business. All song styles accepted, i.e. Rock, Modern Rock, Pop, Metal, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Alternative, Country, Reggae, Latin, Jazz, R&B, Island Music, etc.
· $1500 Cash Prize, 1st Place
· $500 Cash Prize, 2nd Place
· $250 Cash Prize, 3rd Place
· Entry Deadline August 20, 2006
Winners will be announced September 20, 2006 on the FlightSafe website (flightsafemusic.com). Payout Winners will also be personally notified. Submit by mail or online through SonicBids. For more info and entry forms please go to http://www.flightsafemusic.com/contest

ANGELIC MUSIC - IT'S A GIRL THING!
Angelic Music is the UK's first record/publishing label specialising in female singer/songwriters. We have just announced a competition to find a new flagship artist to spearhead a compilation CD of female singer/songwriters from the UK and beyond. The winner will receive a brand new Blueridge guitar model br163 worth £500 and the winning song will be released as the lead off single and will be promoted to national press and radio by one of the UK biggest PR companies and the artists invited to perform at the launch party in central London in Autumn 06. There are also two free memberships of Songlink International and two single song publishing deals for the winner and the runner up.
Entries must be received by June 30th.
Go To www.angelicmusic.co.uk/competition.html for details on how to enter.

WHAT THE DIDGERIDOO ARE THE ETERNAL QUALITY AWARDS?
Monthly art, music and writing contests focused on timeless values. We invite all to share their experiences with the e-qualities (such as abundance, beauty, compassion, playfulness, strength....) Didgeridoos, drums, art and writing supplies, cash and other gifts of appreciation are awarded for originality, authenticity and relevance to the theme. Visit http://www.eternalquality.net to see how you feel about weaving your thread into this universal tapestry.

SIZZLEFIZZLE.COM LAUNCHES ONLINE MUSIC CONTESTS FOR ARTISTS, BANDS, SONGWRITERS AND MORE
MakeaStar.com has launched its long-awaited multi-genre music contest platform on its sister site, www.SizzleFizzle.com. On SizzleFizzle.com Artists, Bands, and songwriters can test the popularity and marketability of their music in a variety of Free and Cash contests. FREE contests are judged by the public and Artists are paid to upload their music. CASH contests are judged by a panel of MakeaStar.com music experts and provide an opportunity for Artists to win cash prizes generally within a week. SizzleFizzle Cash contests also provide Artists with real-time demographic data of the fans who enjoy and vote for their music. Visit http://www.SizzleFizzle.com.

10TH ANNUAL USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED, 11TH COMPETITION BEGINS
Hakim Young (New Jersey) won the Overall Grand Prize as well as the first prize in the R&B category. Overall Second prize winner went to Randy Klein (New York). Overall Third prize went Nial Djuliarso (Jakarta, INDONESIA), who also won the first prize in the instrumental category. He is also the first indonesian to ever win first prize and the only winner from Asia this year. Other winners this year came from Scotland, Serbia & Montenegro, Denmark, Canada, England, Australia, Belgium and Spain. Entries for the 11th Annual USA Songwriting Competition are currently being accepted.
For more information on past winners and the 2006 Competition, please go to: http://www.songwriting.net.

SONGWRITER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
Your songs could be heard globally and earning royalties. We are currently receiving submissions for the SW Songs and Publishing Songwriter Opportunity Program. The first winner will be announced on 15 February 2006 and each fortnight thereafter until 6 December 2006. You can submit your songs as many times as you like. For full details and submission form please visit www.myspace.com/swsongs and click on "view more".

THE BOSAs SONGWRITING AWARDS:
The BOSAs Songwriting Awards is a twice yearly global competition where the best songs and artists are showcased to Music Publishers and other Industry Professionals for review in addition to category prizes.

Site URL: http://www.thebosas.com
Current Deadline to Enter: October and April of each year
Contact: info@thebosas.com

2005 3RD ANNUAL SONGPRIZE.COM INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION
If you're looking for a springboard to get your music exposed on a global scale, you've found it. Compete for your chance to win your share of over $100,000.00 in promotional prizes, gain global exposure and the opportunity to have your songs/act presented to Major & Independent Record Labels such as Sony, Virgin, MCA, Arista, RCA, Universal, Capitol Records and more. Labels such as these not only maintain high-profile acts but also are constantly on the lookout for top quality artists and songs to add to their roster. Enter your songs today for the opportunity to expose your music to the industry and to the world. Entry Deadlines are posted at the website. Please visit www.SongPrize.com and remember "Put Your Best Songs Forward".

FAVORITE ARTIST SONGWRITING CONTEST
Producers from Sound Works Entertainment will pick their favorite artist based on a review of all songs included in its online Song Catalog as of 5/31/05. The winner gets to choose the prize (valued at over $1,000.) from a list of manufacturers including Apple Computer, Fender, Kurzweil, Mackie and many more! This contest is part of an on-going series of songwriting contests and giveaways sponsored by this organization exclusively for its members. The winner will be announced in its June Newsletter. For more details visit http://www.songwriter.tv.

AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE'S LYRIC WRITING CONTEST IS ON NOW!
Established 1984. 6 contests per year.

Requirements: Send lyrics only. Lyrics must be typed and a check for $10 (per entry) must be enclosed. 3 entries maximum per contest. Include an entry form with each lyric sheet submitted. Call for required official form (615-321-6096) or print it from our website. http://www.americansongwriter.com ~ Lyrics only, no cassettes.

Awards: A Martin guitar with case and certificate to each contest winner. Top 5 winning lyrics for each contest reprinted in American Songwriter Magazine. One overall winner per year receives airfare to Nashville and a demo session.

INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST
Every week 10 artists are featured on Original Compo-10. They rank each other and the ones who have been ranked best will be promoted on the website. The winner of each week's competition gets to join a final that will be held after there has been 10 competitions. The 10 winners will rank each other in the final. As the rankings are done by the artists themselves, the outcome of the voting won't depend on how many friends the artists have. Instructions in 17 languages on the website. Participation in the contest is completely free. For more details, see http://compo10.com.

MAKEASTAR SONG CONTEST
Revolutionary music site showcasing top unsigned artists while combining the excitement of weekly tournament-style contests. Song entries are reviewed by a prestigious and accredited panel of Industry Professionals. Song reviews are honest and confidential and for the sole benefit of the artists. Contest winners are determined by an equal vote of the Industry members and Fans. Each week, the contest Champion wins a a non-exclusive Licensing Deal from MakeaStar Records. Entries may be submitted at any time. For more details, see http://www.MakeaStar.com.