SongDoor 2017 Winners Announced

The winners of the SongDoor 2017 Int'l. Songwriting Competition have been announced: the Grand Award has gone to David Pellegrini of Maryland for his song, "Lay My Burdens Down," which also won the Christian category.
 
 
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jan. 22, 2018 - PRLog -- The winners of the SongDoor 2017 Int'l. Songwriting Competition have been announced: the Grand Award has gone to David Pellegrini of Maryland for his song, "Lay My Burdens Down," which also won the Christian category.

"The distance between first and second place was only one point," says Tony Zotta, SongDoor president. "For that reason we would also like to give some special recognition to Simon Finn, the Soft Rock Category winner for his outstanding work on 'Rewind'. There was particularly fierce competition this year, and the judge's final scores are certainly indicative of that." More information about Simon Finn can be found at http://www.simonfinnsongwriter.com.

This year's "Staff Favorite" was from a band named The Fine Lines, whose song "Night Town" was a contagious hit amongst the SongDoor employees. The song, written by band members Connor Reed, Shane Coogan, Nik Webster, Vincent Park was a finalist in the Hard Rock/Alt-Rock category.

The competition was generously sponsored by SongU.com, Broadjam, Colorado Sound, Steve Avedis, Robin Frederick and MasterWriter. Not just the winners won -- every songwriter who entered this year's competition receives a free 45-day all-access trial to SongU.com, a free Broadjam Film & TV membership as well as free song-editing software to help them improve their skills, a package worth $220 for all entrants.

As the winner of this year's Grand Award, David wins a one-year Platinum membership to SongU.com, a full-band demo recorded and engineer by Emmy-winner Steve Avedis cut at the famous Colorado Sound studio in Denver, an Alvarez acoustic guitar, Masterwriter software, a Broadjam Primo membership and a host of other prizes valued at more than $4,900. For more about this year's SongDoor winners, visit http://www.songdoor.com. To hear more of Charlie's music and see his show schedule, visit https://www.reverbnation.com/highwaytoheaven2.

Here is a list of all of the winners of the SongDoor 2017 International Songwriting Competition:

Grand Award Winner:
CHRISTIAN CATEGORY: David Pellegrini | Maryland, USA
"Lay My Burdens Down"

CATEGORY WINNERS:

CHRISTIAN:
David Pellegrini | Maryland, USA
"Lay My Burdens Down"

COUNTRY:
James Hoppe/Elle Mears  | California, USA
"Sip It Off My Lips"

INSTRUMENTAL:
Hal Dickens/Paul Cassidy | Illinois, USA
"Leaving For War"

POP:
Adam Avery/Christopher Hawthorn | Vermont, USA
"What If It's Love"

HARD ROCK/ALT-ROCK:
Lynn Carey Saylor | California, USA
"Tidal Wave"

SOFT ROCK/ALT-FOLK:
Simon Finn | Stockton-on-Tees, UK
"Rewind"

SongDoor 2018 is open for submissions on April 15, 2018. The entry fee remains at $10 per song. For more information, visit http://songdoor.com.

About SongDoor

SongDoor, founded in 2006, is an annual event designed by songwriters, for songwriters. The competition is open to amateur and professional songwriters worldwide. Judges include seasoned music industry producers, artists and engineers who have worked with/for such artists as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Neil Young, Lynrd Skynrd, Jimmy Buffett, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and many, many others. The awards purse is valued at $12,300. All entrants receive approximately $220 in free songwriting tools, regardless of whether or not they win any of the official awards.
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