POLLY GIBBONS
1ST PLACE - SINGER-SONGWRITER
Summer 2014
Polly Gibbons
Midnight Prayer
MIKE HYDEN
2ND PLACE - SINGER-SONGWRITER
Summer 2014
Mike Hyden
Theresa Smile
The Indie International Songwriting Contest is an annual song 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.





To submit one or more songs, start by creating an account on our sign-up page. Contests close at 150-song capacity or the new deadline of March. 1st, 2015.


New Contest is Now Open for Submissions




Contest categories include:
Americana/Country - Open
Rock - Open
Pop - Open
Folk - Open
Instrumental - Open
Jazz/Blues - Open




How are we different from other song contests? click here to find out





EVERY entrant can log in to their account after the contest has been closed to view their song, contest judge, and their score/critique (depending on your submission type - see below) for their submission. All contestants will also receive a SONGWRITERS PROFILE on the site.

Each contest genre is limited to only the first 150 song entries. You will NOT get lost in the crowd at Indie International!



Songwriters or songwriting teams may enter up to three songs, and can divide these between multiple categories if they wish.



$30 (USD)/song for a BASIC ENTRY w/ standard evaluation


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



YES! EVERYONE gets a standard numerical evaluation with their submission! However, the optional critique from your judge is very valuable. Read a recent email we received:


Here's an unsolicited testimonial from a contestant June 2011

"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.

I'll try again next time with what I hope to be a much improved product!"

Tim Wenzel
Videoscore Music Compositions


Unlike other song competitions, all entries remain absolutely anonymous to our judges. Production value is not taken into consideration. Songs are judged based on originality, melody, composition, lyrics and phrasing.




Indie International is the GREENEST song competition on the planet! No CDs, no bubble mailers, no judge forms!

ALL FIRST & SECOND PLACE WINNERS will also be featured here on the front page of the Indie International website for the duration of the next contest, as well as the winners page with the rest of our awarded songwriters.

Winners are displayed randomly within each prize level! (take a look-refresh the page!) All top 10 songwriters for each genre will be permanently featured on the Indie International website. For a full list of our 50 winners for our last competition, please visit our winners page.