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2017 WorshipTheRock.com Songwriting Contest

on Friday, 05 May 2017. Posted in Blogs

Your church loves your song. So does your mom. Now it's time for others to hear it, too.

2017 WorshipTheRock.com Songwriting Contest

The WorshipTheRock.com songwriting contest has returned! We are excited to bring this great contest back to the table after one year off. We have some exciting changes though so here are the details!

  • This will run as TWO SEPARATE CONTESTS! Instead of worship songs being judged alongside of broader scale contemporary Christian songs, we are separating them into two categories.
  • Praise & Worship Category: Entries into this category are expected to be congregational worship songs, intended for the Sunday morning (or whatever day) church worship service.
  • Contemporary Christian Category: Entries into this category are expected to be the non-congregational songs that would be more for suited for radio play, church service "special music", or just listening for the enjoyment and encouragement!
  • Great panel of experienced judges that will evaluate and score each entry, AND provide feedback! Most songwriting contests give you nothing back. We want to encourage, help and give any guidance that we can!
  • Song entry fee is only $30 USD! The fee is discounted when submitting more than one song. You will be required to submit an MP3 and a chord chart for each song entry.
  • Entries are being accepted from May 5 through July 15, 2017 at midnight EST. ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 31, 2017 at midnight EST! It has been extended due to the later addition of Integrity Music's contribution to the prize package. There will NOT be any additional extension.
  • Winners will be announced on or before August 4, 2017. EXTENDED to August 18, 2017.


** PRIZES **

If quality feedback isn't enough, we have some great prizes available also!

Overall Winner - #1 song between both categories

  • $1500 CASH
  • Skype or Facetime call with a publisher from Integrity Music to discuss your song
  • Free access to online courses for the InFlame Academy Songwriting Stream ($350 value)
  • Song included in the "Worship The Rock 2017" compilation album, released digitally via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.
    [ more details ]
  • Free submission of song to CCLI to be included in their database  
    [ more details ]
  • Song added w/ custom chart to WorshipReady.com
  • Promo of song and artist through WorshipReady.com and WorshipTheRock.com via websites, social media and email newsletter
  • 1 Year subscription to Worship Leader Magazine w/ Song Discovery ($59.95 value)
  • Submission to Song Discovery for consideration in a future release
  • OnSong app for the iPad ($19.99 value)

Category Winner (2) - #1 song within each of the 2 categories
   (note: for the category the overall winner comes from, this prize will be for the #2 song)

  • $250 CASH
  • Song included in the "Worship The Rock 2017" compilation album, released digitally via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc. 
    more details ]
  • Free submission of song to CCLI to be included in their database  
    more details ]
  • Song added w/ custom chart to WorshipReady.com
  • Promo of song and artist through WorshipReady.com and WorshipTheRock.com via websites, social media and email newsletter
  • 1 Year subscription to Worship Leader Magazine w/ Song Discovery ($59.95 value)
  • OnSong app for the iPad ($19.99 value) 

Top 6 Winners - two top 6 lists, one for each category

  • Listed on winners announcement page on WorshipReady.com and WorshipTheRock.com websites
  • Song included in the "Worship The Rock 2017" compilation album, released digitally via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.
    more details ]
  • Free submission of song to CCLI to be included in their database  
    more details ]
  • Song added w/ custom chart to WorshipReady.com

Top 10 Winners - two top 10 lists, one for each category

  • Listed on winners announcement page on WorshipReady.com and WorshipTheRock.com websites


>> MEET THE JUDGES!

Comments (14)

  • Joao Filipe Freire

    Joao Filipe Freire

    08 May 2017 at 09:16 |
    Hello, i'm portuguese, the songs must be in english or could be in other language?
    best regards,
    Joao Filipe Freire

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    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      08 May 2017 at 09:28 |
      Hello Joao! English is not a requirement for the song. We would ask that when you upload your chord chart file, that it includes both the original language AND an English translation. Thanks!

      reply

  • Sarah Benedick

    Sarah Benedick

    23 June 2017 at 16:17 |
    Hello,
    Do the song recordings need to be album-ready? I only have acoustic demo recordings at this point.

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      23 June 2017 at 16:32 |
      Your demo recordings are fine for the contest! The judging is on the song itself, not the recording quality. The top songs will be put on a compilation CD and if your song was included, you'd have some time to get a better recording made for that if you wanted to. Go ahead and submit the demos for the initial contest though!

      reply

  • Joe Graham

    Joe Graham

    29 June 2017 at 22:52 |
    Do the songs need to be professionally produced?

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      29 June 2017 at 23:54 |
      No, professional recordings are not required. The judging is on the song itself, not the recording quality. The top songs will be put on a compilation CD and if your song was included, you'd have some time to get a better recording made for that if you wanted to. Don't hesitate submitting your song(s) and miss out on some great opportunities!

      reply

  • Richard Hays

    Richard Hays

    17 July 2017 at 13:01 |
    I don't see a link for submission - it shows the deadline as being extended am I missing something?

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      17 July 2017 at 13:08 |
      The original deadline was this weekend and we see that one place was not updated in the system so the link died. Our apologies for the inconvenience! It has been fixed and yes, it is still open for submissions through the end of this month.

      reply

  • Karen

    Karen

    26 July 2017 at 03:45 |
    Hi there!

    Already submitted a couple of songs for the competition. Is there a way to add to those, or do I need to start again when uploading further submissions?

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      26 July 2017 at 04:18 |
      Yes you can submit more songs still. Let us know how many more you want to submit and we will email you a coupon code to use to get the multi song discount.

      reply

      • Karen

        Karen

        26 July 2017 at 19:04 |
        Thanks

        I was thinking 3 possibly 4. Will there be much difference between the two?

        reply

        • WR Admin

          WR Admin

          26 July 2017 at 19:21 |
          Either way, your cost would be $5 more doing the additional songs in a separate registration than if you would have done them all together. I will email you a coupon code to make up that difference.

          reply

  • Grande

    Grande

    27 July 2017 at 11:31 |
    Here you able to submit a song under both categories? I thought I saw that as an option in the promos, but when I go to register, it doesn't give an opportunity.

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    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      27 July 2017 at 11:40 |
      Yes you certainly can! First, you select how many songs you are submitting. Then you'll have details to enter for each song... and one of those details is selecting which category it belongs in. Thanks!

      reply

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