Please NOTE – The 2023 New England Songwriting Competition is going back to its roots. To enter you must live in New England, write a song about New England, or have some connection to New England. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact Sue Martin here.

Submissions for 2023 are now closed.

Winners will be announced on APRIL 3, 2023.

This year’s songwriting competition will be accepting submissions from January 1, 2023 through March 19, 2023. Winners will be announced on April 3rd.

Every year, new songwriters seem to come out of nowhere and rise to the top. It’s so exciting to discover great new talent…maybe this is your year!

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What Category to Pick?

One of the questions we receive the most is “I’m not sure what category to enter my song in”. Take a look at these examples – they may help you figure that out!

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