SOCAN members and other songwriters and composers are invited to enter their songs for the 2020 International Songwriting Contest (ISC). The submission fee is usually $30 USD per song, but is being offered from Dec. 18, 2019 to January 8, 2020, at a “stocking stuffer” discount rate of $25 USD per song.
In this 19th annual edition of the contest, the ISC will give away more than $150,000 USD in cash and prizes (shared among the 71 winners), including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 cash and much more in prizes. In 2019, the ISC drew more than 15,000 entries from more than 130 countries.
Open to both amateur and professional songwriters, the ISC offers 23 categories within which applicants can enter, representing all genres of popular music. Past winners include Grammy winners, chart-topping artists and amateur songwriters, including Bastille, Vance Joy, Gotye, The Band Perry, Passenger, and Missy Higgins.