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SongDoor 2021 Winners Announced
The winners of the SongDoor 2021 Int'l. Songwriting Competition have been announced: the Grand Award has been won by Russ Parrish of Minnesota for his outstanding song, "You're Here," which also won the Christian category.
"It was nearly unanimous amongst the judges," says Tony Zotta, SongDoor president. "'You're Here' is such a universal song, and with its fresh lyrics and incredibly well-crafted melodies. It couldn't help but win."
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 songwriting e-book, a package worth $220.
Russ wins a one-year Platinum membership to SongU.com, a full-band demo recorded and engineered by Emmy-winner Steve Avedis, an acoustic demo, $1,000 cash, 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 https://www.songdoor.com (http://www.songdoor.com/
Says Parrish about winning SongDoor 2021: "I couldn't believe it! I'd been entering this contest for a while, and to hear I was the overall winner was such a shock. I'm excited to use the new tools and prizes to advance my writing. I'm also tremendously honored that my Christian-focused song won. I thank God every day for the gift of songwriting."
Here is a full list of the winners:
Russ Parrish | Minnesota, USA
Dylan Holton | Ontario, Canada
"Left In My Right"
Tom Watson/Irina Markevich | Hong Kong, China
Christina Sikora/Jake Ohlbaum/Reece Ratliff | New Jersey, USA
"Wish I Hated You"
Drew McGuire/Kelsey McGuire | Indiana, USA
"When The Skies Fall"
Christie McCarthy | California, USA
SongDoor 2022 is open for submissions on April 15, 2022. The entry fee remains at $10 per song, as it has since 2006. For more information, visit https://songdoor.com.
SongDoor is an annual event. 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 $13,433.50. ALL entrants receive approximately $220 in free songwriting tools.