Awards and Prizes


Grand Prize Winner

This award will be selected from the pool of Winners from among all competition categories, the highest and most coveted honor of the competition.

The Grand Prize Winner shall receive prizes, media coverage, and benefits from our sponsors.


Winners

In each of the competition categories one Winner will be selected based on the review and analysis of the ASA executive judging panel. These entrants will receive the American Songwriting Award in their respective category.

Along with the award, category winners will receive prizes and benefits from our sponsors.


Nominees

The screening committee composed of music insiders, professionals, and experts will choose the top ten best songwriting entries from each category to be recognized as American Songwriting Awards Nominees. Select Nominees may also be eligible to receive special awards or prizes at the discretion of the judging panel.


Finalists

Additionally, the judges will choose five of the best songwriting entries from each category to be recognized as American Songwriting Awards Finalists. These superior contestants are chosen as among the very best examples of contemporary songwriting by a panel of expert judges, based on the outlined judging criteria. Select Finalists may also be eligible to receive special awards or prizes at the discretion of the judging panel.


Additional Prizes

Additional songwriters may be recognized for their exemplary contributions to songwriting at the discretion of the judges. These prizes and benefits from our sponsors, include songwriting software, special awards, printed recognition for excellence, or gift certificates.

It is the mission of the American Songwriting Awards to recognize excellence in every deserving songwriter. Therefore, the ASA makes every effort to acknowledge entrants based upon their unique techniques, lyrics, melodies, arrangements, and originality.

We look forward to hearing your contributions toward advancing the artform of original songwriting!  Good luck in the competition!

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