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Lyric Writing Contest!

Are you ready to get your song lyrics to top music-industry pros and find rewarding opportunities in the music business?

Great songs need great song lyrics. That's why the Great American Song Contest provides a special Lyric Writing category for song lyricists and song poets.

Judges in the GASC Lyric Writing category focus on the effective use of lyrical technique — imagery, rhyming and lyric development. Judges also consider how successfully a lyric might be adapted to music and selected by established recording artists.

Winners in the Lyric Writing category of the Great American Song Contest also receive assorted prizes (see Prizes & Benefits)

* TO ENTER the Great American Song lyric writing category, go to Rules & Entry at the top of this page.

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"The difference between the right word and nearly the right word is the difference between a lightning bug and lightning." — Mark Twain


Get your songs discovered
and
Open doors in the music business

The Lyric Writing category of the Great American Song Contest is designed to benefit every song lyricist and songwriter who participates.

The Great American Song Contest features:

Opportunities to have your song lyrics reviewed by qualified music-industry professionals;

Opportunities to win prestigious awards and prizes;

Opportunities to advance your songwriting, promote your lyric writing and open doors in the music business.

Lyric Contest Prizes & Benefits:

The Great American Song Contest offers 50 awards in ten categories, including a special Lyric Writing category for song lyrics.

ALL song and lyric entries receive a thorough review from music-industry pros;

ALL lyric submissions receive a written evaluation from the GASC lyric contest judges;

ALL contest participants are notified upon receipt of their song and lyric entries;

* TO ENTER the Great American Song lyric writing category, go to Rules & Entry at the top of this page.

Why This Lyric Contest Is the Best Choice

"Of the lyric contests available today, SongLyricist.com recommends the Great American Song lyric contest. Why? Because unlike most other lyric contests, this well-established lyric contest guarantees that all lyricists who enters will receive written lyric evaluations from knowledgeable and helpful music-industry pros. The Great American Song lyric contest may not be the biggest of the lyric contests— it is simply the BEST of the lyric contests!" — SongLyricist.com

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Lyric Writing Category Prizes & Awards

Winner of the Lyric Writing category receives the First-Place Award for Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting, a six-month Platinum membership to SongU.com or a $250 cash award,
a six-month membership to Sonicbids and The Art of
Writing Great Lyrics
by Pamela Phillips Oland

ALL Top 5 Winners in the Lyric Writing category win a 3-month membership to SongU.com, plus a six-month membership to Sonicbids and the book The Art of Writing Great Lyrics by Pamela Phillips-Oland, one of the music world's most successful lyricists!

SongU.com offers more than 40 educational courses on songwriting for songwriters, lyricists and composers. For more information, visit their website at: SongU.com

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* The Lyric Writing category of the Great American Song Contest is now open. To enter, go to links at the top of this page.

Awards and prizes are offered in all categories of the Great American Song Contest. ALL song and lyric contest entries are reviewed by music-industry pros. ALL participating songwriters and song lyricists receive written evaluations from the contest judges!

Great American Song Best of the lyric contests
"Of all the lyric contests available today, SongLyricist.com recommends the Great American Song lyric contest. Why? Because unlike most lyric contests, the Great American Song lyric contest guarantees that all lyricists who enter will receive written lyric evaluations from knowledgeable music-industry pros. This lyric contest isn't the biggest of the lyric contests— it is simply the BEST of the lyric contests!"

 
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