The Tamworth Songwriters Association (TSA) hosts an annual songwriting contest known as the TSA Songwriter Salute Awards for original country songs. If you write original songs with a country flavour then this contest provides an excellent platform for your songs to be heard and judged with the potential for prizes, publicity, radio airplay and a chance to expand your song writing profile.
You can enter as a TSA member and receive a discount for entry or as a non-member of the TSA. The contest offers a wide range of categories for entry. These include:
- Country Ballad
- Country Rock
- Country Blues
- Alt Country
- Traditional Country
- Bush Ballad
- Lyrics Only
- Local Heroes
- Gospel / Spiritual
- Comedy / Novelty
The contest opens on the 1st August, 2021 and closes for entries on 30th September 2021.
***Entries to the contest EXTENDED until 9th October 2021 ***
The TSA Songwriter Salute AWARDS will be held in Tamworth in January, 2022.
All entries will be judged by various panels selected by the TSA. Judges will be from the music industry. A panel shall consist of three judges. Each member of the panel shall score the song on an overall basis. Semi-finalists will be judged again by a different panel to determine the finalists and the eventual winner.
Cost of entry
Costs to enter the songwriting contest:
- TSA members … $15.00 per song
- Non-members … $25.00 per song
How to Enter
If you wish to enter the contest you must first read the RULES and some Category Definitions (see Rules page) associated with contest.
For all categories (except for Lyrics only) you will need to submit an MP3 (ideally 128mbps file size) along with a PDF of your lyrics.
All entries are via our online portal provided by Song Central. https://www.tsa.songcentral.biz
Payment will be online and processed through PayPal where you can pay via credit card (AMEX, Visa, Mastercard) or use a PayPal account (if you have one)
For TSA members (only) … there is an option to enter via post if unable to enter online (see rule 12) See RULES page.
- Standard member … $35.00 per year
- Dual member (ie residential partners) … $45.00 per year
- Youth (under 18 yrs) … $10.00 per year