Contest Info

Annual Young Songwriters Contest held by the Dallas Songwriters Association to provide a benchmark for popular songwriting competency. Entrants must be 18 years of age and under. All genres of music are accepted.
JUDGES: Entries will be judged by music industry professionals.

DSA is CELEBRATING 32 YEARS IN 2019
MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

DALLAS SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION'S 2022 YOUNG SONGWRITERS CONTEST

 DSA Young Songwriters Contest

Presented by the Dallas Songwriters Association for student entrants 18 and under

  Dallas Songwriters Association has a mission to mentor and recognize young performing songwriter talent. The Dallas Songwriters Association’s Young Songwriters Contest offers winner a $100 cash prize, a membership in the Dallas Songwriters Association and a performance spot on the Dallas Songwriters Awards Program in January 2023, plus various other showcase opportunities in 2023 in our Songwriters Spotlight series at local venues and festivals stages. Our judges are industry pros. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: Sept 30.



All Genres are accepted

Entry Fee $15
Deadline: Friday, Sept 30th
Submissions Close at Midnight. 


Enter Online 

OR ENTER BY MAIL please include an email and phone number
Mail your check and entries to:
Dallas Songwriters Association
Young Songwriters Contest Director
Sammons Center For The Arts
3630 Harry Hines Blvd. #20
Dallas, Texas 75219
(voicemail) 214-750-0916 x1

MAIL IN ENTRIES MUST BE POST MARKED BY Sept 30th.
 or you can mail your CD and pay online at our DSA store with credit card or Paypal. https://dallas-songwriters-association.square.site/product/young-songwriters-contest/23?cs=true

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: Sept 30
Semi-Finalists Announced: Nov 4, 2022

Finalists and Grand Prize Winners Announced: Jan 14, 2023

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

2021 Young Songwriters Song Contest Winners

 YOUNG SONGWRITERS CONTEST SEMIFINALISTS

A Dance In The Field by Jack Paris Williams, Agoura Hills, CA

Connected At The Heart by Alexandria Paris, Agoura Hills, CA

Lost It by Sriram Srikanth, Plano, Tx

Petty Crimes by Josh Nichols, St Paul, TX

Save Me by Josh Nichols, St Paul, TX


YOUNG SONGWRITERS CONTEST WINNERS

1. Connected At The Heart by Alexandria Paris, Agoura Hills, CA

1. Petty Crimes by Josh Nichols, St Paul, TX

2. Lost It by Sriram Srikanth, Plano, Tx

3. Save Me by Josh Nichols, St Paul, TX

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

SEMIFINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2021 CONTEST

 YOUNG SONGWRITERS CONTEST SEMIFINALISTS

A Dance In The Field by Jack Paris Williams, Agoura Hills, CA

Connected At The Heart by Alexandria Paris, Agoura Hills, CA

Lost It by Sriram Srikanth, Plano, Tx

Petty Crimes by Josh Nichols, St Paul, TX


Winners announced at the Awards Show on January 15. Go to Dallas Songwriters Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dallassongwriters for live stream 12pm - 2pm.


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

2020 YOUNG SONGWRITERS CONTEST WINNERS

 Congratulations to our young winners!


1st place - Satisfied by Sathvika Ganesan, Frisco, Tx

  •  Our first place winner is a very talented young lady who has been honing her performance skills for a number of years already. She had the ambition of becoming a singer since the age of 4 and acted on her dream by taking guitar lessons, working on her performance skills with the Septien Group, and honing her songwriting skills in Nashville. She has won a number of talent contests and has several songs already released on all streaming platforms. The beautiful and talented  Sathvika Ganesan, from Frisco, Texas performed the winning song, Satisfied, on our Dallas Songwriters Awards Program on January 16 via zoom. Here is a video of her performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHLXexoLCMo&t=8s


2nd place -  Texas Lullaby by Cela Harper, Little Elm, Tx

3rd place -   Wine by Cela Harper, Little Elm, Tx


Our 2nd and 3rd place winner is Cela Harper. with her songs, Wine and Texas Lullaby.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

DSA Young Songwriters Contest

DSA Young Songwriters Contest
Presented by the Dallas Songwriters Association for student entrants 18 and under

Dallas Songwriters Association has a mission to mentor and recognize young performing songwriter talent. The Dallas Songwriters Association’s Young Songwriters Contest offers winners a membership in the Dallas Songwriters Association and a performance spot on the Awards Dinner program in January 2021 at Sons of Hermann Hall, plus various other showcase opportunities in 2021 in our Songwriters Spotlight series at local venues and festivals stages.  Our judges are industry pros. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: Sept 30.



All Genres are accepted

Entry Fee $15
Deadline: Friday, Sept 30th
Submissions Close at Midnight. 


Enter Online 

OR ENTER BY MAIL please include an email and phone number
Mail your check and entries to:
Dallas Songwriters Association
Young Songwriters Contest Director
Sammons Center For The Arts
3630 Harry Hines Blvd. #20
Dallas, Texas 75219
(voicemail) 214-750-0916 x1

MAIL IN ENTRIES MUST BE POST MARKED BY Sept 30th.
 or you can mail your CD and pay online at our DSA store with credit card or Paypal. https://dallas-songwriters-association.square.site/product/young-songwriters-contest/23?cs=true

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: Sept 30
Semi-Finalists Announced: Nov 5, 2020

Finalists and Grand Prize Winners Announced: Jan 19, 2021

Monday, June 1, 2020

Young Songwriters Contest Is Now Open to 18 and Under

DSA Young Songwriters Contest
Presented by the Dallas Songwriters Association for student entrants 18 and under

Dallas Songwriters Association has a mission to mentor and recognize young performing songwriter talent. The Dallas Songwriters Association’s Young Songwriters Contest offers winners a membership in the Dallas Songwriters Association and a performance spot on the Awards Dinner program, January 16th at Sons of Hermann Hall, plus various other showcase opportunities in 2020 in our Songwriters Spotlight series at local venues and festivals stages.  Our judges are industry pros. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: Sept 30.



All Genres are accepted

Entry Fee $15
Deadline: Friday, Sept 30th
Submissions Close at Midnight. 


Enter Online 

OR ENTER BY MAIL please include an email and phone number
Mail your check and entries to:
Dallas Songwriters Association
Young Songwriters Contest Director
Sammons Center For The Arts
3630 Harry Hines Blvd. #20
Dallas, Texas 75219
(voicemail) 214-750-0916 x1

MAIL IN ENTRIES MUST BE POST MARKED BY Sept 30th.
 or you can mail your CD and pay online at our DSA store with credit card or Paypal. https://dallas-songwriters-association.square.site/product/young-songwriters-contest/23?cs=true

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: Sept 30
Semi-Finalists Announced: Nov 5, 2020

Finalists and Grand Prize Winners Announced: Jan 16, 2020

Friday, August 30, 2019

DSA Young Songwriters Song Contest Now Open

 DSA Young Songwriters Contest
Presented by the Dallas Songwriters Association for student entrants 18 and under

The Dallas Songwriters Association’s Young Songwriters Contest offers winners a membership in the Dallas Songwriters Association and a performance spot on the Awards Dinner program, January 18th at Sons of Hermann Hall, plus various other showcase opportunities in 2020 in our Songwriters Spotlight series at local venues and festivals stages.  Our judges are industry pros. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: Nov 15th.



All Genres are accepted

Entry Fee $15
Deadline: Friday, Nov 15th
Submissions Close at Midnight. 


Enter Online 
Coming soon to our website

OR ENTER BY MAIL please include an email and phone number
Mail your check and entries to:
Dallas Songwriters Association
Young Songwriters Contest Director
Sammons Center For The Arts
3630 Harry Hines Blvd. #20
Dallas, Texas 75219
(voicemail) 214-750-0916 x1

MAIL IN ENTRIES MUST BE POST MARKED BY Friday, Nov 15th.
 or you can mail your CD and pay online at our DSA store with credit card or Paypal. https://squareup.com/store/dallas-songwriters-association

Check with your music teacher to see if there is a drop off at your school.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: Nov 15th
Semi-Finalists Announced: Dec 7, 2019

Finalists and Grand Prize Winners Announced: Jan 18, 2020

DALLAS SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION'S 2022 YOUNG SONGWRITERS CONTEST

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