This contest is now closed and currently not accepting submissions.
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to the 2014 CREATE Songwriter Competition presented by CCM Magazine and TodaysChristianMusic.com! Check out these awesome links related to THIS contest:
> Online Showcase: FREE song downloads from contestants!
> Posted entries: Streaming audio from contest entries!
> See who our amazing contest judges were! Seriously, you need to check this page out!
> "The results are in!" Official contest announcement on CCMMagazine.com
NOTE: as with any traditional writer agreement, the songwriter in this case (the Grand Prize winner) will earn full songwriter's royalties per the standard rate. If only absolutely necessary, in the instance of a re-write a collaboration between Mark Schultz and the Grand Prize winner executed will result in 50% songwriter royalties earned at the standard rate to Grand Prize winner and 50% songwriter royalties to be awarded to a charity/non-profit organization chosen by Mark Schultz. Questions? Please contact us via email.
THE FINE PRINT:
PRIZES: THERE WILL BE ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER. THE WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED FROM AMONG ALL ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED BY A PANEL OF JUDGES SELECTED BY PROMOTERS. ENTRIES RECEIVED AND/OR POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 15, 2014 AT 11:59 PM CST WILL RECEIVE A DISCOUNTED ENTRY FEE RATE, AS DETAILED ON THE CONTEST ENTRY FORM. ENTRIES RECEIVED AND/OR POSTMARKED BY DECEMBER 17, 2014 AT 11:59 PM CST, WILL BE ACCEPTED. ENTRANTS NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN. THE WINNERS WILL OFFICIALLY BE ANNOUNCED ON TODAYSCHRISTIANMUSIC.COM AND OTHER SALEM DIGITAL AND ON-AIR PROPERTIES BY DECEMBER 23, 2014 AT 4:00 PM CST AND NOTIFIED BY E-MAIL OR TELEPHONE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 19, 2014 AT 2:00 PM CST. THE WINNER MUST COMPLETE AN AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND LIABILITY AND, WHERE LAWFUL, A PUBLICITY RELEASE. IF PROMOTERS DO NOT RECEIVE THE AFFIDAVIT AND RELEASE WITHIN TWO (2) WEEKS OF NOTIFICATION, THE PRIZE MAY BE FORFEITED AND AN ALTERNATE WINNER MAY BE SELECTED. EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, BY SIGNING THE AFFIDAVIT AND RELEASE, THE WINNER GRANTS PERMISSION TO THE USE OF HIS/HER/ITS NAME, LIKENESS, PICTURE, PORTRAIT, HOMETOWN, SERVICE MARK, VOICE, BIOGRAPHICAL/OTHER INFORMATION, AND STATEMENTS FOR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES FOR THIS AND OTHER PROMOTIONS BY SINGING NEWS WITHOUT ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. PROMOTERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, LATE, DAMAGED OR MISHANDLED ENTRIES.
THERE IS ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER TO RECEIVE:
- THEIR WINNING ENTRY TO BE RECORDED BY MARK SCHULTZ ("FEATURED ARTIST"). WINNING ENTRY MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND/OR RE-WRITE. IN THIS CASE, THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER AND FEATURED ARTIST WILL COLLABORATE ON A RE-WRITE TO BE RECORDED. WINNING ENTRY OR RE-WRITE TO BE RECORDED BY FEATURED ARTIST AND AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION WITHIN TWO (2) YEARS TO THE DATE OF CONTEST'S END.
- UP TO THREE (3) MENTORING SESSIONS WITH JAIME JAMGOCHIAN ("FEATURED ARTIST-2") TO INCLUDE: GRAND PRIZE WINNER MAY SUBMIT UP TO FIVE (5) SONGS FOR FEATURED ARTIST-2 TO REVIEW UPON INITIAL CONSULTATION SESSION (SESSION 1); FEATURED ARTIST-2 WILL THEN REVIEW MATERIAL AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK AND WRITING ASSIGNMENTS TO GRAND PRIZE WINNER (SESSION 2); FEATURED ARTIST-2 WILL THEN REVIEW SUBMITTED ASSIGNMENTS AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK TO GRAND PRIZE WINNER ON PROGRESS (SESSION 3). ALL SESSIONS TO BE CONDUCTED VIA ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION AND MEETING TIMES ARE UP TO THE DISCRETION OF FEATURED ARTIST-2.
NO TRANSFER, SUBSTITUTION, OR CASH EQUIVALENT WILL BE GIVEN FOR THE GRAND PRIZE, PROVIDED HOWEVER, PROMOTERS MAY, AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION, SUBSTITUTE A PRIZE OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. PROMOTERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, LATE, DAMAGED OR MISHANDLED ENTRIES.