song writing contest

October's Songwriting Contest Results

The October 2009 songwriting winners have been announced. The top songwriters were from The United States,
Germany, Norway, India, France, The United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The judging was based on
'songwriting' alone. Vocal ability was not taken into consideration. A full instrumental production of the material
was also not taken into consideration. For example, over 45%
of the songs that placed as Winners or Finalists in
October's round did so with simple 'vocal/piano' or 'vocal/acoustic guitar' recordings.

* Songs in MP3 Format

Adult Contemporary

Winner

Tracy Scharf - Hotel Elevator


Finalists

Gerard Magnarelli - Give Me A Reason
Dave Barrie - Waiting For You
Damian Follett - Beautiful Song
Red Peralta - Nature's Child


Pop

Winner

Jack & Rai - The Fa La La Song


Finalists


Vlad Kulakevich - How You Do This ...
Silviu Iancu & Bogdan Ioan - Where Is The Love
Dusty Vogt - These Feet
Anahita - Tears Of Millions


Folk

Winner

Thelma Peterson - Beaches Of Normandy


Finalists

Mary Hocks - Comfortable
David Downs - Somewhere There's A Song
Haelwen-Sian - Friday Girl
Niels Cremer - I'll Take The Early Train

 

Christian/Gospel

Winner

Jennifer Zulli - Still


Finalists


Darrell Smith - Ordinary Christmas
Jacquelyn Moore - True Love
Debra Bodily - The Little Lamb
Aurora Mandell - On Christmas


Rock

Winner

Nikolas Metaxes - Lonely


Finalists

Bjorn Vang - Better Off
Craig Mancuso - The Only Drug I Need
Laura Woods - My Hands
Kyle Hardy - Home


Country

Winner

Jasen Vick - Just For One Day


Finalists


Mateo Verano - Be Loved
Rick McGuire - Our Last Goodbye
Dan Lukasiewicz - All In Sweet Time
Trish Hudson - Winter Upon Us


Lyrics Only

Winner

Kim Sanders - What I Remember The Most


Finalists

Gloria Budz - Siren
Tonni Riley - Paint Yourself Free
Anuradha Padmanabhan - I Need To Hear That From You
Eddison Baptiste - My Soul's Stained
Ketia Mondesir - Darkness


Instrumental/World/Jazz

Winner

Amy Gilvary - Believe


Finalists

Trent May - Fallen
Marcus Johnson - We Were In Love
Shane Barker - Christmas Again
Aaron Hartman - Holy Days

 

Hip-Hop/R&B

Winner

Ace1der - Wonderful Life


Finalists

Adam Carty - Stay True
RiRi Star - I Told You
Quentin Primas - No Fool
Donny Charles - Gold


Electronic/Dance

Winner

Jesse Dold - Falling In Love On A Dance Floor


Finalists

Susan Friend - God Help The Next One
Terri Lee - My Obsession
Tristan Hughes - Momentum Shift
Deadbeat - Pushin' It Down