Indie International

The Indie International Songwriting Contest is an annual songwriting competition to give recognition to some of the best emerging songwriters in the world, help develop their talent, and provide useful tools for developing the success of the artist. Over $77,000 in useful prizes awarded! We are the first contest of its kind to be conducted COMPLETELY ONLINE.

Check out our new blog for tips on songwriting and how to progress as a songwriter.

"A song is anything that can walk by itself."
Bob Dylan

Current Contest News/Updates:

Deadline is Feb. 19th, 2016!

Contest Genres are:

Pop - OPEN

Folk - OPEN

Americana/Country - OPEN

Rock - OPEN

Christian - OPEN

Instrumental - OPEN


Contestant Information

Once you have set up an account, you can submit your bio/profile info and a max of 3 songs per contest period. We ONLY accept online entries submitted via your account. Sign up today! Choose between a BASIC ENTRY (example), or WRITTEN CRITIQUE (example)


$30 (USD)/Song For a BASIC ENTRY


add only $10 for a WRITTEN CRITIQUE $40 (USD)/song.

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Contestant Information

  • Each genre is judged separately
  • We limit our entries, so it won't get too big
  • You know who scored your song, no song screeners like other contest.

Clients Testimonials


I just want to tell you how much I appreciated the critiques from your recent contest. Although I didn't fare so well in the standings, I learned more from the critiques than I ever have - from ANY source. They were detailed, specific and EXTREMELY well articulated! And yet they were gentle and encouraging. You certainly chose an excellent group of judges. Just wanted to give you a little feedback.

Tim WenzelVideoscore Music Compositions

Congratulations to all of our Winners!

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