songwriting contest

September Songwriting Contest Results
 

The September songwriting winners have been announced. The top songwriters from September's round are from The United States of America, Australia, The United Kingdom, Germany, The United Arab Emirates, and Canada.

A special congratulations to Fiona Mackenzie who received two "finalist" placements in September (one Adult Contemporary Category placement and one Folk Category placement). The top songs were judged on "songwriting" alone. Vocal ability was not taken into consideration. A full instrumental production was also not required. For example, the Adult Contemporary and Christian/Gospel winners placed with piano/vocal recordings. The Rock and Folk winners placed with simple acoustic guitar recordings. Song of the Year maintains different judges each month to ensure various opinions are determining the winners throughout the year.

 

* Songs in MP3 Format

Adult Contemporary

Winner

Joshua  Patterson - Goodbye's A Prelude


Finalists

Fiona Mackenzie - Petticoat High
Jeffrey Bosworth - Fields Of Green
Karen Cohen & Darren Hughes - You Have the Power
James Dower - Forever and a Day

Instrumental/Jazz/World

Winner

Nga Yung Chan - A Lonely Anniversary


Finalists

Debbie Gould & Adrian Shore - What Could`ve Been
William Jones - Lili
Dominick Serpico - Escape
Vlady - I Was Here

Rock

Winner

Josh Quirin - Maybe Next Time


Finalists

Phil Braun - Here Today Gone Tomorrow
Elton Clifton - How Did I Get Here
Jules Shapiro - Paradise
Jimi Anderson - Higher And Higher

Hip-Hop/R&B

Winner
Albert DaCosta - Rags To Riches

Finalists

Hillis Seay - The Greatest Of Ease
George Smith - That How Much
Frank Brenken - You`ve Got To
Chris Pesce - I Wonder

Lyrics Only

Winner

Mandy Gale/Paul Kenny - As Far away


Finalists

Ramona Saunders - This Fools Through Loving You
Rosalia Anna Teresa Querouz - The Heart of a Music Man
Charmaine Haines-Hills - Baby You Are
Terry Ford - Another Merry Christmas

Folk

Winner

Kathryn Priestley - Ten Years Later


Finalists

Tara Kalyn Norman - One More Day Alive
Clare Milesi - Inheritance
John Miles - River Of Tears
Fiona Mackenzie - Only Friend

Country

Winner

Germain Brunet - Kissing Kelly Green


Finalists

Brenda Heffernan - Two Broken Hearts
Brian MacIver - I'll Remember You
Clifford Feldman - Bold Desire
Joel McCloskey - Texas

Christian/Gospel

Winner

Mary Ann Young - A Great Big World

 

Finalists

Nancy Line - Face the Giants
Jim Vilandre - The Ideal World
Jonathan Firey - Choosing You Today
Lifeng Wang - Jesus O Jesus

Pop

Winner

Joey Avalos - Crazy


Finalists

Brian Emmel - Wendy's New House
Darnella Thomas - Enough is Enough
Patrizsha and Justin Sheehy - You Saved Me
Donavan Jurich - She's Dressed In Black

Dance/Electronic

Winner

Chantel Hampton - Contagious


Finalists

Ghislain Caya - I Am
Tsvetan Karnichev - The Real Europe
Athena Adamopoulos - Dido's Lament
Chandra Nair - Dance Like You Want

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