The 2007 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is accepting entries until October 17th. You must pay a fee to enter ($30 per song) but ISC gives away over $150,000 in cash and prizes.
The overall Grand Prize package is $25,000 (US) in cash and $20,000 in merchandise/services.
Judges include: Tom Waits, Nelly Furtado, Sean Paul, Ornette Coleman, Michael W. Smith, John Scofield, Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Loretta Lynn, Robert Smith (The Cure), Jerry Lee Lewis, Toby Mac, Frank Black (Pixies), Charlie Walk (President, Epic Records), Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records), Mona Scott-Young (President, Violator Records) and many more.
Judges for ISC's new Comedy/Novelty category include Weird Al Yankovic, David Cross (Arrested Development), and Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong).
ISC winners benefit from extensive press coverage, a lot of publicity, and increased exposure in an international arena. ISC is looking for original songs from musicians, artists, bands and songwriters at every level, from amateur to professional.