Sweedays Music Lyric & Songwriting Contest

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Summary

This is the best contest ever! We offer even more chances to win great prizes and for your songs to be heard by industry professionals. Your entry will be judged by the competent judges of Sweedays Music Special Promotions Staff; they are eager to discover the next "BIG STAR". Enter in 1 or all of the 9 categories. This contest is not open to professional song or lyric writers - amateurs only! New for 2005 - we have added a Teen category to the competition.



BONUS GIVEAWAY! Two Apple iPods will be given away to the 500th and 2000th entry opened! A free song entry will also be given away to the 100th, 200th, 1000th entry opened - which means your song can be entered into an additional category for free or you can enter another song in any category for free!


One Grand Prize winner will receive-over $2,500 worth of cash and prizes. $1,000 CASH, a Johnson Acoustic Electric Guitar Package, a Full Size Casio Midi Keyboard, Guitar instruction book and DVD, keyboard instruction book and DVD, the book Songwriting for Dummies and their song will be added to our compilation CD that will be distributed within the industry.

One 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner will be chosen over all categories.

1st Place winners will receive prize packages that total more than $2,000 in cash and prizes; which will include $500 in cash, a desktop computer with printer, Masterwriters songwriting software, Songwriting for Dummies and more. 2nd Place winners will receive prize packages that total more than $1,000 worth of cash and prizes; which will include $300 in cash; Masterwriters songwriting software, Songwriting for Dummies and more. 3rd Place winners will receive prize packages that total more than $500 in cash and prizes; which will include $100 cash, Masterwriters songwriting software, Songwriting for Dummies and more! Plus 5 honorable mentions will win a spot on our website and a free subscription to OnlineGigs.

Terms And Conditions

Rules & Regulations

Sweedays Music- 2005 Lyric and Songwriting Competition

RULES & REGULATIONS
Step #1-Sign-up online and pay through Sonicbids for quick, easy and secure payment processing of Song(s) submissions, if you must pay and submit by mail then Send Check or Money Order payable to: Sweedays-PO Box 594-Des Moines, Iowa 50302.
The fee for mail-in entries is $20 for 1 song-$35 for 2 songs $50 for 3 songs $60 for 4 songs. If you are mailing your entry and payment by mail you must print out the registration form from our website-www.sweedaysmusic.com-complete it and send the form, check or money order and your lyrics/song. (Sweedays Music charges a $35.00 fee for any checks that do not clear.)
Special note: If you send entries by mail you will miss out on the special registration package Sonicbids is offering on a 3 months Sonicbids subscription + song submission for a discounted rate.

Step #2-Include Audio Cassette(s) or CD containing songs that are less than 5 minutes in length.

Step #3-Include a completed entry form (or photocopy). All signatures must be original not photocopied if you make a copy of your entry form you keep the copy and send us the original.

Step #4-Include a Lyric sheet (English Only).
All entries must be postmarked by December 31st, 2005. Any entries received postmarked after December 31st 2005 will be entered into the next contest starting February 2006.

Fees are listed below:
One Song Submission: We offer $24.95 for a special registration package for new Sonicbids members. This fee includes a 1 song submission fee and a three month subscription to Sonicbids.

There is a $20 submission fee for existing Sonicbids members for a 1 song entry.

Two Song Submissions: We offer $39.95 for a special registration package for new Sonicbids members. This fee includes a 2 song submission fee and a three month subscription to Sonicbids.

There is a $35 submission fee for existing Sonicbids members for a 2 song entry.

Three Song Submissions: We offer $54.95 for a special registration package for new Sonicbids members. This fee includes a 3 song submission fee and a three month subscription to Sonicbids.

There is a $50 submission fee for existing Sonicbids members for a 3 song entry.

Four Song Submissions: We offer $64.95 for a special registration package for new Sonicbids members. This fee includes a 4 song submission fee and a three month subscription to Sonicbids.

There is a $60 submission fee for existing Sonicbids members for a 4 song entry.

In order for the contest to run on the posted start date there must be a total of two thousand entries minimum by the deadline date. If less than two thousand entries are received by the deadline date then the December 31st 2005 contest will be combined with the February 2006 contest.

Make checks or Money orders payable to: Sweedays
Mail all entries to: Sweedays Music 2005 Lyric and Songwriting Contest
PO Box 594
Des Moines, Iowa 50302 USA
All songs submitted must be original and contestants must hold all rights to the song(s) submitted. By submitting an entry, contestants certify that the work submitted is original and that they hold all rights. Contestants further agree to hold Sweedays Music 2005 Lyric and Songwriting Contest harmless and indemnify Sweedays Music 2005 Lyric and Songwriting Contest for any and all monetary liability, including but not limited to attorney's fees, Sweedays Music 2005 Lyric and Songwriting Contest may incur as a result of the entry of the song in this contest. Sweedays Music 2005 Lyric and Songwriting Contest will not be responsible for prizes donated by sponsors. Sponsors are responsible for providing prizes to winners.

Contestants may enter as many songs as desired. Each entry requires a separate entry form, lyric sheet and entry fee. You may send 1 check for all entries. Entry fee is non-refundable. Sweedays Music 2005 Lyric and Songwriting Contest is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due, stolen, or misappropriated entries.

This competition is open to all songwriters regardless of nationality or origin worldwide. But payment can only be accepted in US $ currency an dall songs/lrics must be typed or spoken in English.
If entrant is under 18 years of age, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.
Employees of Sweedays Music 2005 Lyric and Songwriting Contest, their families, subsidiaries and affiliates are not eligible. All Cassettes, CDs and lyrics that are submitted will be destroyed and will not be returned.

Winners will be chosen by the staff of Sweedays Music 2005 Lyric and Songwriting Contest. All songs will be judged on originality, lyrics, melody, and composition; except if otherwise stated in the prize list. Categories are listed for information purposes only.
All decisions are final and made at the sole discretion of the staff of Sweedays Music 2005 Lyric and Songwriting Contest. Quality of performance and production will not be considered. Prizes will be awarded jointly to all authors of any song. Division of prizes is the responsibility of winners. Sweedays Music reserves the right to substitute prizes for a similar prize of equal value which may or may not be of another brand. The winners release sponsors from all liability regarding prizes won. Shipping, handling and taxes of prizes are the responsibility of the winners. Entrants and their collaborators will retain full rights to all work submitted for the song contest.

Winners will be notified by mail or e-nail and must sign and return an affidavit confirming that winners song is original and he/she holds the rights to the song. Failure to sign and return the form within 30 days will result in immediate disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.
Entry constitutes permission to use winners names, likeness and voices for future publicity and advertising purposes without additional compensation. By entering this contest you grant permission to have your e-mail added to our e-mail and mailing list for future updates and newsletters unless otherwise stated in writing. Winners will be determined by February 1, 2006.
Winners list will be posted on the Sweedays Music 2005 Lyric and Songwriting Contest web site (www.sweedaysmusic.com) by February 15th, 2006 or contestants can request a copy of the winners list by sending a SASE to Sweedays Music 2005 Lyric and Songwriting Contest, PO Box 594, Des Moines, Iowa 50302 USA.