- photo by Daniel Ahs Karlsson
- ISC 2014 Grand Prize Winner Vance Joy: Write a song (and get some purple and turquoise dots), and this could be you.
Attention, songwriters: Gather up those scraps of paper, cocktail napkins or notebooks full of your innermost thoughts, turn those words into lyrics and set them to music (or not), and you can enter your song into the 2015 International Songwriting Competition.
Categories (22 total) run the gamut from Adult Album Alternative to Lyrics Only to Unsigned, and you can enter as many songs in the same or different categories as you want. The grand prize winner receives $25,000 in cash plus prizes; and prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners in each category, as well as to a People's Voice winner.
You can enter via the ISC website (registration is required), snail mail or Sonicbids. Entries are $30 each through Thursday, Sept. 10; then $35 until the Thursday, Nov. 5 deadline. You can enter as many songs in the same or different categories as you want.