Songwriters of any level and any genre may submit.
Once submissions close (March 29) several rounds of judges take over listening to the selections in several categories and either advancing the song to the next round, or not.
Songs that advance to Round 2 meet all the criteria for advancing into the Finals round.
10 – 14 Finalists are chosen from Round 2 songs and are asked to compete in a live showcase, where artists will be asked to perform a 8 min / 2 song set in front of a panel of celebrity judges and the audience. All audience members and The Judges vote for their favorite and choose 4 winners and 2 alternates to win the prize package- which is a mini tour of some of the regions best venues and festivals.
At each round, songs are being evaluated by music industry professionals (producers, music media, other artists, bookers, managers) giving maximum exposure to the songwriter. The live Finals show and all the other dates in the mini tour allow the opportunity to build fan base, sell merchandise and gain exposure.