Congratulations to the "Bursting With Song!"
Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner ... Joe Liles!

Sweet Adelines International Board of Directors, Songwriting Contest Task Force and Songwriting Contest Judging Task Force thank all registrants for sharing your original inspired works, creativity and talent with the “Bursting With Song!” Songwriting Contest.

Category 1: Contestable Full Arrangements

1st Place Grand Prize Winner:
Joe Liles
"I'll Never Sing a Love Song Anymore"

2nd Place:
Joe Liles
"I Guess I Always Will"

3rd Place:
Paul Engel and Ed Watson
"When You Ring A Chord With Your Newest Friends"

Category 2: Full Arrangements (Regardless of Contestability)

1st Place:
Joe Liles
"Sing the Lovers"

2nd Place:
Glenda Lloyd
"The Little Things"

3rd Place:
June Dale and Erin Howden
"Come On and SING!"

Category 3: Melody and Lyrics Only

1st Place:
Jennifer Palus
"Busy All Day"

2nd Place:
Cheryl Standage and Shelly Johnson
"Come Sit With Me"

3rd Place:
Daphna Rahmil
"Way of The Wind"

Honorable Mention Award Recipients:

Category 1: Contestable Full Arrangements

Steve Delehanty, "Tell Me I'm The One"
Steve Delehanty, "Hey Mr. Sun"
Steve Delehanty, "Watch The Feet"
Lorraine Rochefort, "Sing A Little Song"
Glenda Lloyd, "The Little Things"
Greta Somers, "Broadway Here I Come"

Category 2: Full Arrangements (Regardless of Contestability)

Kay Bromert and Anita Rovere, "Christmas Lights"
Kay Bromert and Carol Boyd Leon, "Happy Hanukkah"
Joey Minshall and Karen Breidert, "A Cappella Means the World to Me"
Sofia Feuer, "Ripples"
Matt Astle, "You Decide"
Cris Conerty, "Because You Were Born"

Category 3: Melody and Lyrics Only

Jenny Rattenbury, "The Moon Keeps Coming Back Again"
Gina Ogden, "My Keepsake"

Awards Ceremony:

  • The Awards Ceremony will be held during the 2018 Convention and Competition in St. Louis.
  • The GRAND PRIZE Award Winner(s), as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Award Winners in all categories will be called to the stage to receive their awards.
  • The GRAND PRIZE winning song will debut at the 2019 Convention and Competition in New Orleans.
  • All prizes listed in USD.

Declaration of Winners:

  • The Finalists have been selected; however, placements will not be identified until the Awards Ceremony.
  • Sweet Adelines International will make no effort to inform contest results to non-winners or winners through any direct means or at any time after the Declaration of Winners.

Songwriting Contest Information Guide:

Includes contest guidelines, rules, regulations, etc.

Download the Information Guide (PDF)

 

Prizes in all Categories and Special Awards:

Category 1: Contestable Full Arrangements:

  • Grand Prize: $2,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,500
  • 3rd Place: $1,000

Category 2: Full Arrangements (Regardless of Contestability)

  • 1st Place: $1,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $750

Category 3: Melody and Lyrics Only

  • 1st Place: $750
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $250

Honorable Mentions:

  • Honorable Mentions will be drawn from all non-winners.
  • Criteria will be determined by the Songwriting Contest Judging Task Force.

Questions?

Sweet Adelines International
Songwriting Contest
Songwritingcontest@sweetadelines.com