2018 FWSA Song Contest Rules and Summary




                                        Lyric Only                                                                           *Love/Relationship Songs-Bare Bones,

                                        **Love/Relationship Songs-Studio Produced             *Holiday Songs-Bare Bones

                                        **Holiday Songs-Studio Produced                                *Other-Bare Bones

                                        **Other-Studio Produced                                               Instrumental Only


*Bare Bones is one vocal/one instrument only. 

**Studio Produced includes more than one vocal or one instrument whether done in a professional studio or home produced.

NOTE:  The “other” category is designated for songs that do not fall into any of the specific categories. 


Rules of Contest:


Opening date for the contest is July 1, 2018.  Payment, lyric sheets, and audio version of song must be uploaded no later than 12:00 midnight on the closing date of August 20, 2018.


Lyric sheets should contain only the title to the song – not the songwriter information.


Only members of the Fort Worth Songwriters’ Association are eligible to participate in the song contest.  Co-writers can be non-members.


Previous 1st Place winners in this contest cannot be resubmitted in any category.


The song contest is open to all original songs in any style or genre.



First Place winners in each category will receive $50.00 and a plaque.

Second Place winners in each category will receive a plaque.

Third Place winners in each category will receive a plaque.


All First Place winners will compete for an additional $300.00 in prize money by a random drawing and all First Place songs will also be forwarded to an independent record promoter for review.


Cost of Entry:

$10.00 per song, 3 songs for $25.00, 6 songs for $50.00