The Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 

presented by the Songwriters' Association of Washington

SAW proudly presents the 35th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC) to help songwriters receive recognition for their work and to further excellence in songwriting through education. Each year, MASC presents awards in thirteen categories (Lyrics Only was added this year), two Young Artists Awards, and three Overall Grand Prizes.

Yes, there are rules and prizes (read all about that here) but here is our promise: we listen carefully and thoughtfully to all these songs, and our judges do as well. We show you who final judges are (not which categories they judge) because we are proud of the people who help us decide.

Your entry fee provides funding for many educational and networking opportunities in the art and craft of songwriting. SAW provides emerging songwriters with performance opportunities, workshops and peer critique. For more information, please visit the SAW website


Categories

Adult Contemporary
Children's 
Country/Bluegrass
Folk Acoustic
Folk Rock/Americana/Roots Rock
Gospel/Inspirational/Christian
Instrumental
Open
Pop
R&B/Hip Hop/Urban
Rock/Alternative
Vocal Jazz/Blues
Lyrics Only (NEW in 2018)

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Read and review the contest rules and guidelines.

  2. Fill out our online form to submit your songs. You may save your work and continue later if you wish. 

  3. Once your submission is completed, you will receive an email verification of your entry.

  4. Category and Young Adult winners will be notified by email by December 31. 

  5. Grand prize winners will be announced at the MASC Awards Gala in January. 


    Important Dates

Contest Opens: June 15
Early Bird Deadline: August 1
Final Entry Deadline: September 30
Winners Announced: by December 31

MASC Awards Gala: January 2019

All songs remain the property of the songwriter(s). Our judges evaluate the basic components and overall effectiveness of the song, and not the production, quality of recording, or arrangement. It is recommended that your song not exceed 4 minutes.


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