Welcome to Sweet Adelines International's first-ever songwriting contest.

It is an incredible honor to launch a contest of skill and creativity to our organization, as well as other musicians and music organizations. When International President Paula Davis gave light to this idea, it was her hope that songwriters would jump at the opportunity to display their songwriting skills, and also use the contest as an outlet to promote harmony around the world.

And now is the perfect moment! The music industry is undergoing vast changes. A songwriting contest seems just the right medium to encourage the creativity of writing original songs.

Check out the interview from FLOVOICE: Songwriting Contest Chair, Debbie Curtis, provides insight into the idea, design, and implementation of Sweet Adelines first-ever songwriting contest.

The Bursting With Song Songwriting Contest is now open! Enter the contest today! 

You may pay your registration fee now and submit your song files when they are ready.

STEP 1: Pay contest registration fee.

Payment accepted online via PayPal or other major credit cards.

  • Click “Buy Now” button (placed at the bottom of this web page) to pay registration fee with your PayPal account or other major credit card.
  • Each song entry will require a separate transaction.
  • Registration fees are not refundable.

Early Deadline:

  • Registration fee is $20 USD for each song entry.
  • Early deadline is May 1, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CT.

Final Deadline:

  • Registration fee is $30 USD for each song entry.
  • Final deadline is June 1, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. CT.
  • No song entries will be accepted after this deadline.

Upon the completion of Step 1 (payment of registration fee), you will be automatically directed to a Google Form containing directions for completing Step 2 and Step 3.

STEP 2: Complete required forms.

Upon payment of the registration fee (step 1), click "Return to Merchant" and you will be directed to a Google Form containing the Registration Form and the Prize Distribution Agreement. You will need to complete these forms before submitting your song file.

If you are not immediately redirected to the Google Form, the correct link will be sent to you when your registration fee is manually processed. Please allow up to five business days to receive the link.

STEP 3: Upload your song files

In the Google Form referenced in steps 1 and 2, you will also be provided with instructions on how to submit your song files.

Click here to download step-by-step instructions (this example includes screenshots).

Song manuscripts must be saved as PDFs only. Any optional audio or video recordings you submit must be .mp3, .mp4 or .mov format.

Songwriting Contest Information Guide:

Everything you need to know before, during and after the Contest is provided in the Songwriting Contest Information Guide: Click here to download! (Updated March 2018)


Should you have questions not addressed in the Information Guide, please email songwritingcontest@sweetadelines.com.