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2018 WorshipTheRock.com Songwriting Contest

on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Posted in Blogs

Your church loves your song. So does your mom. Time to share it with the rest of us.

2018 WorshipTheRock.com Songwriting Contest

The WorshipTheRock.com songwriting contest is kicking off for 2018! Last year's contest was great and brought an awesome collection and variety of entries, resulting in some fabulous winning songs  [See the 2017 Contest Winners]!  Here are the details for this year's contest:

  • 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!Any style is welcome... country, gospel, rap, R&B, etc.
  • 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 lyric sheet (or chord chart if you have one) for each song entry.
  • Entries are being accepted now through August 15, 2018 at midnight MST.
  • Winners will be announced on or before September 10, 2018.


** PRIZES **

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

Overall Winner - #1 song between both categories

  • $1500 CASH
  • Full 1-Song Recording Package ($445 value) from Worship Song Recording!
  • $500 Discount Code for a handcrafted custom guitar from New Sound Acoustics! (on top of 11% worship leader discount. Also includes free lock straps and an upgraded custom case)
  • Power Music Package from Power Music Software. Includes: licenses for Power Music Professional (Windows), Power Music Mac and Power Music App (iPad) along with a one year Power User subscription to Power Music Box ($200 value)
  • 100 Chord Chart package from WorshipReady.com to import your favorite charts onto your iPad or download from the website!  ($100 value)
  • Free access to online courses for the InFlame Academy Songwriting Stream ($350 value)
  • Pack of 10 CDs of current releases from Integrity Music
  • Song included in the "Worship The Rock 2018" 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
  • Full 1-Song Recording Package ($445 value) from Worship Song Recording! (this goes to the top winner from each category)
  • Power Music Package from Power Music Software. Includes: licenses for Power Music Professional (Windows), Power Music Mac and Power Music App (iPad) along with a one year Power User subscription to Power Music Box ($200 value)
  • Free access to online courses for the InFlame Academy Songwriting Stream ($350 value)
  • 100 Chord Chart package from WorshipReady.com ($100 value)
  • Song included in the "Worship The Rock 2018" 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) 

Incubator Creative GroupTop CCM Category Winner

  • From Incubator Creative Group, receive a 6-month artist development package! This includes the standard online orientation and up to 3 months in the Music Ministry Accelerator. ($1400 value)

 


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

  • 20% Discount on any song recording package from Worship Song Recording (up to $120 value, one song only)
  • 25 Chord Chart package from WorshipReady.com ($27 value)
  • Listed on winners announcement page on WorshipReady.com and WorshipTheRock.com websites
  • Song included in the "Worship The Rock 2018" 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 ]

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

  • Listed on winners announcement page on WorshipReady.com and WorshipTheRock.com websites
  • 25 Chord Chart package from WorshipReady.com


>> MEET THE JUDGES!

Comments (34)

  • tootsieroll2745

    tootsieroll2745

    21 May 2018 at 22:24 |
    I have 4 songs I would like to submit. Only 1 is copywrited. Will you then have the right to sell my songs?

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      22 May 2018 at 07:11 |
      Hello! Your songs do not have to be copywritten to submit to the contest. You do not give away any rights to your songs when you submit them. The signup form has a terms and conditions link that has full details, but we simply maintain the right to utilize the song on our websites and such as we promote the winning songs. Check out last year's winners announcement and see an example of what is done. The top 12 songs are put on a compilation album that is released digitally. That is sold on places like iTunes and streamed freely on places like Spotify. If one of your songs that isn't copywritten is a winning song, then I'd recommend doing the copyright since the song would be "out there" and getting some great exposure!

      reply

  • Neal McArthur

    Neal McArthur

    14 June 2018 at 19:22 |
    Hi there,

    We are not a real label but a church label. We've put our songs to sell on bandcamp.
    Does that make us unable to enter?

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      14 June 2018 at 20:18 |
      No worries! You are fine. The restriction is just for major labels. For example, Jesus Culture isn’t allowed to submit anything. :)

      reply

      • Neal Mcarthur

        Neal Mcarthur

        19 June 2018 at 02:35 |
        Oh, and we're not in America. Can we still enter?

        reply

        • WR Admin

          WR Admin

          19 June 2018 at 03:49 |
          Yes! Last year’s winner was Canadian. :) It doesn’t matter where you are from. If your song is in another language, you just need to provide an English translation of the lyrics. Thanks!

          reply

  • Mick McIvor

    Mick McIvor

    15 June 2018 at 21:57 |
    Hi there
    Is the song contest open to international entries?

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      15 June 2018 at 22:45 |
      Yes! Last year’s winner was Canadian. :) It doesn’t matter where you are from. If your song is in another language, you just need to provide an English translation of the lyrics. Thanks!

      reply

  • Erik Gibson

    Erik Gibson

    16 June 2018 at 18:38 |
    What aspects of the song are being judged? Is it strictly the song itself (lyrics, chord progression, melody progression) or is this contest looking for CD ready recorded quality as well? I'm from a tiny church body and am recording in my bedroom closet... I'm listening to last years' winners and there's no way my recording is going to sound as good as those.

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      16 June 2018 at 18:46 |
      Hello! The song itself is what is judged. Not the performance, the singing quality, the recording production, etc. Of course, all of that helps to best present the song, but we judge the SONG. It does not have to be CD ready. If it ends up being one of the top songs and you want to create a better recording for inclusion on the compilation album, you'd be able to do so.

      reply

  • Arthur Gauthier

    Arthur Gauthier

    17 June 2018 at 08:30 |
    Do you have to be the music director to submit a song or can a member of one of the praise team bands submit?

    thanks

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      18 June 2018 at 00:58 |
      No you certainly do not have to hold any certain position. All you have to be is the songwriter of the song and you can submit it. :)

      reply

  • gwen

    gwen

    24 June 2018 at 13:41 |
    where to are we sending the song? is it within the US

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      25 June 2018 at 13:21 |
      The entire song submission process is online. When you fill out the form, you upload an MP3 and a chord chart for your song. Payment is also online. Thanks!

      reply

  • Arthur Gauthier

    Arthur Gauthier

    25 June 2018 at 13:26 |
    If a song is a co write do we submit under one or both of our names?

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      25 June 2018 at 13:33 |
      As you fill out the submission form, you'll select the number of songs you are entering. After you do, additional fields will display for each song entry. One of those fields is to list all of the writers of the song. Thanks!

      reply

  • Lijoy Babu

    Lijoy Babu

    25 July 2018 at 15:52 |
    I wish to submit some of my songs. Can i participate? I am from India.

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      26 July 2018 at 04:10 |
      Of course! As long as the lyrics are in English, you can submit the songs. Thanks!

      reply

  • Ted Hajnasiewicz

    Ted Hajnasiewicz

    30 July 2018 at 08:14 |
    Hello! What is the file size limit for the MP3s? Sorry, its probably posted, and I missed it. I think mine are too large, as they are highest quality MP3. I will create new ones, wanted to know what size the file shoudl be at or under.

    Thannks much!

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    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      30 July 2018 at 09:37 |
      The file size limit is 12 MB. If you need any assistance with that, let us know. Thanks!

      reply

      • Ted Hajnasiewicz

        Ted Hajnasiewicz

        30 July 2018 at 09:38 |
        Thanks! I wonder if it was just a blip with my service at home. Uploaded fine, next attempt. Thanks again!

        reply

  • Madison

    Madison

    31 July 2018 at 23:26 |
    The dealine is still August 15th correct?

    reply

    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      31 July 2018 at 23:32 |
      Yes! Two weeks left! :)

      reply

  • Christina

    Christina

    03 August 2018 at 17:35 |
    Question I have 2 songs, but I am technically not a singer or musician. I am just a writer. I could try and sing them in a recording to where you get the flow of the song but it may not be “on key”per say.

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    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      03 August 2018 at 17:38 |
      Hello! The recording doesn't have to be studio quality, but it DOES have to include music. Part of the song and what is judged is the music... not just the lyrics or even a melody line. You have a couple of weeks so if you can at least get with a friend that plays guitar or piano, maybe you can finish up your songs and get something submitted!

      reply

  • Madison

    Madison

    06 August 2018 at 19:13 |
    Once you complete the user information and go to the next step- does it save your information or do you have to submit it directly once you click on NEXT?

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    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      06 August 2018 at 19:26 |
      Hello. I’m not fully understanding your question, but clicking next will of course save everything you filled in.

      reply

  • Madison

    Madison

    06 August 2018 at 19:29 |
    Ok. Thank you!

    reply

  • Lesly Louis

    Lesly Louis

    01 September 2018 at 17:40 |
    I submitted a song but how will I know I've won? Will it be through email , phone call or etc....?

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    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      01 September 2018 at 18:15 |
      Hello! Judging is happening right now and the winners will be announced on Sept. 10 as posted on the contest page. Top winners will be emailed directly as well.

      reply

  • Kyle Cruse

    Kyle Cruse

    05 September 2018 at 12:07 |
    So, the winners are being announced on Sept 10. How soon after can we expect to receive feedback on our individual songs? And will that be through email or regular mail?

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    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      06 September 2018 at 02:21 |
      Feedback will come via email and should arrive within a couple of days of the winning announcement. You'll receive a PDF file with detailed scoring and all comments from each of the judges.

      reply

  • Melissa

    Melissa

    12 September 2018 at 23:03 |
    Have the winners been announced yet?

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    • WR Admin

      WR Admin

      12 September 2018 at 23:14 |
      No, we notified all participants as well as social media and the WTR site that we needed to delay the announcement due to the huge amount of last-minute entries. We simply weren't done judging yet. It takes time as all judges give feedback for every song, so not just a quick listen and move on. The winners will be announced this coming Monday. Stay tuned!

      reply

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