Rules for Song Contest 2021


FWSA Song Contest Summary, Rules, and Entry Links Category Explanation:


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.


A category must have entries from at least three different members, or it will be closed and entry fees will be refunded.


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


Songwriters are not limited to the amount of songs that can be entered in the contest.


Cost of entry is $10.00 per song or 3 songs for $25.00.  1 song = $10.00, 2 songs = $20.00, 3 songs = $25.00, 4 songs = $35.00, 5 songs = $45.00, 6 songs = $50.00, etc...


Judges in this contest will not be affiliated with the FWSA and will act as independent parties when entries are being judged. 


Rules of Contest:


Opening date for the contest is July 1, 2021.  Payment, lyric sheets, and audio version of song must be uploaded no later than 11:59pm on the closing date of August 16, 2021.


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


Lyrics should be submitted in a typed format for judges to read.


Only members of the Fort Worth Songwriters’ Association are eligible to participate in the song contest.  Co-writers can be non-members.  Only one plaque will be presented per winner.  Plaques will be presented for First Place, Second Place, and Third Place in each category only.


Previous First Place winning songs in this contest cannot be resubmitted in any category.


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