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Lyric Writing Contest
Our contest is currently on hold.
Next contest TBA
Congratulations to David Forsythe for the Grand Prize winning entry-" One Kiss Away
Click here for all the winners of the Lyric Writing Contest ending May 31st, 2010.
-Click here for past winners-

Entry Form
(printable entry form to mail in)

Entry Form
(for PayPal payments only!)

Rules and Regulations

-Get your songs heard and judged by top industry pros.
-Enter in one of 7 categories.
-Win $2000.00 cash plus a master recording of your song valued at over $1000.00
-Winner will be featured on the Nashville Song Service website.
-Winning song will be shopped to the music industry.

After years of working with lyric writers to help them achieve their songwriting goals, Nashville Song Service is now offering a lyric competition. The lyric contest is open to lyric writers of all ages and skill levels regardless of nationality. Over seas lyrics must be translated to English. Feel free to browse our website to find out more about us.


The contest features 7 categories which include - Country / Pop / Rock / R&B / Gospel / Christian / Folk. You can enter as many lyrics as you want in as many different categories as you like. The same lyric can not be entered into different categories. Each lyric must be accompanied with it's own entry form (one check for multiple submissions). If you have trouble determining which category your lyric falls into, pick a category that most closely resembles your song. If it is a great lyric it won't matter.

This songwriting contest is open to lyrics only. Please do not enter tapes, CD's, or sheet music.
Songs under contract by Nashville Song Service are not eligible for this contest.

Grand Prize winner will receive $2000.00 cash, a master recording of their song valued at over $1000.00, a feature on the Nashville Song Service website, and the song promoted to the music industry.
7 category winners will receive $300.00 cash and be featured on the Nashville Song Service website.
10 honorable mentions will be listed on the Nashville Song Service website.

Winners will be selected by an expert panel of music industry judges including record label executives, publishers, and producers from Nashville.

Rules and Regulations -
click here to view the rules of the Nashville Song Service Lyric Writing Contest.

Entry Form -
click here for printable entry form to mail in.
Deadline for all submissions is
Online PayPal Entry Form * -
click here to submit 1 or more entries online.
(PayPal payments only)
Deadline is...

*Please note:
You must have a PayPal account in order to submit an Entry using this form. Entries using Paypal are $20.60 per Entry. Please do not submit the Online form to enter our contest unless you intend on using PayPal to pay for your Entry. If you don't have a PayPal account or are not sure how to use PayPal use our printable Entry Form to send a check, Money Order or Credit Card number along with your entry by mail.