Close Contest Call for Entries

Posted in News on November 19, 2009

Great Worship Songs and the Gospel Music Association (GMA) are searching for the best original and relatively unknown worship songs in the country. The Contest is open to unpublished songwriters, who may submit up to two songs each for review.

The competition calls for praise and worship songs in the same anthemic vein as “My Savior, My God” and “God of Wonders,” created for use in church services.

The grand prize winner will receive free registration to GMA’s Immerse event in July 2010; an automatic semi-final place in the Immerse song contest; a single-song publishing agreement with Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing; a CD stack from Christian music’s top names; and the opportunity to be featured on a worship compilation CD from Great Worship Songs. Two runners-up will also win free registration to CMA Immerse and the collection of Christian music albums.

Entries will be judged by an industry panel comprising Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing’s staff, a perennially recognized force in the Christian music industry who works with top-flight Christian artists and songwriters including Jars of Clay, Fred Hammond, Aaron Shust, Pillar, Laura Story, Bebo Norman, and Dove Award-winning producer Ian Eskelin.

Panelists will critique every submission, providing detailed and professional feedback to all entrants.

Songs must be received by Monday, December 21 at 5:30 p.m. CST.
A $25 per song entry fee will be due at the time of submission, and songs should not exceed 4 minutes and 30 seconds in length.

To download the Contest entry form, click here.

For more information about the contest, click here.