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2011 Songwriter Search Info

The SINGING NEWS/SOLID GOSPEL Songwriters Search invites non-professional Southern Gospel songwriters* to submit their original songs for professional critique and posting on SingingNews.com. Two Grand Prize Winners and five runners-up will win prizes.  


* Non-professional songwriter is defined as never having had an original song on the Singing News Top 80 chart; and who are not currently under an exclusive publishing contract.

There Are (2) Two Grand Prize Winners:

  • A grand prize winner chosen by Ernie Haase and judges will be o!ered a publishing deal with Ernie Haase and Signature Sound Music, and have their song recorded by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound on an upcoming CD.
  • Another grand prize winner chosen by Gordon Mote and judges will be o!ered a publishing deal with RSI music group, and have their song recorded by Gordon Mote on an upcoming CD.
  • The two grand prize winners will be featured in a Singing News magazine story to be released at a to-be-determined 2011 date.

Grand Prize Winners And 5 Runners Up Will Receive:

  • Story, picture and song posted on singingnews.com

  • Mentoring session with participating judges and other top Southern Gospel songwriters.

  • Paid entrance and participation in the National Quartet Convention ("NQC") 2011 Songwriters Showcase

  • Two tickets to one evening of the NQC.

  • One year paid subscription to all Salem Publishing publications, including Singing News magazine, Homecoming magazine and others.

  • Personal introductions to key record labels, publishers and artists during National Quartet Convention week.

Judges for this year's contest include the following(listed in order of their picture): Ernie Haase, Chris Binion, Jim Brady, Twila Labar, Rebecca Peck, and Gordon Mote.

Click Here for Entry Form

Click Here for Official Rules

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions


Entries will be accepted through April 30th, 2011. Winners announced June 2nd, 2011.