Mission

Annual Song Contest held by the Dallas Songwriters Association to provide a benchmark for popular songwriting competency. Winners in each category, plus grand prize winners.

CATEGORIES AND JUDGES:Finalists in each category will be judged by music industry professionals from record labels and publishing companies; Grand Prize winner will be chosen by A&R and/or industry professionals of Broadjam.com or Sonicbids.com.

DSA is CELEBRATING 30 YEARS IN 2017

MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Winners of the 2011 Dallas Songwriters Song Contest








GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
1. No Hard Feelings by Shane Martin, Independence, MN
2. River Dance by Ruben Estevez, Nashville, TN
AMERICANA 
1. Adenine by Kyle Carey, Portsmouth, NH
2. Over Now by Christal Prout (Chatham Street), Stephens City, VA
3. The Voice, by John Friday, Bonita Springs, FL
CHRISTIAN
1. The One by Keith Thompson, Las Vegas, NV
2. Let Jesus In by Keith Thompson, Las Vegas, NV
3. Deception by Paul McNair, Dallas, Tx

COUNTRY
1. No Hard Feelings by Shane Martin, Independence, MN
2. Grandpa, Why So Slow by Tom Biles, Keller,TX
3. River Dance by Ruben Estevez, Nashville, TN
INSTRUMENTAL
1. After The Storm by John Visconti, Merrick, NY
2. Gypsy Dancer by Andre Kerek, Miami, Fl
3. Half Past Dawn by Andre Kerek, Miami, Fl
LOVE SONGS/ EASY LISTENING
1. Y-E-S by Noel Cohen, Jenny Bruce, Jennifer Marks, NY, NY
NOVELTY / CHILDREN'S
1. Oliver Otter by Donna Lisa, Westfield, NJ
2. Fernando The Fantastic Fea by Brendan Watson, 3. Balmoral, Queensland, Australia
3. My Samior by Donna Lisa, Westfield, NJ
HM Poopie Diaper by Shoshana Sperling and Maury LaFoy (The Monkey Bunch) West Toronto, ONT
POP/ROCK/ALT/R&B
1. You're Everything by Noel Cohen, Amanda Droste and Dan Ferrari, NY, NY
2. It Should Be Me by Janine Wilson, Hyattsville, MD
3. Memories by Tara Priya, San Francisco, CA
SINGER/SONGWRITER
1. One Foot On Your Doorstep by Renee Safier, Andy Hill, and Hard Rain, Redondo Beach, CA
2. Crazy Daddy by Wyler Delray, Creve Coeur, IL
3. Stay Another Day by Renee Safier, Andy Hill, and Hard Rain, Redondo Beach, CA



Hard copy newsletter with announcement of winners: 


THANKS TO TRADITION GUITARS FOR GENEROUSLY DONATING THE GUITAR TO OUR GRAND PRIZE WINNER.

TOP TEN REASONS TO ENTER THE DSA SONG CONTEST

10. You can win a casio privia keyboard.

9. You can win cash

8. You can win a one year DSA membership or more.

7. You can get a free trial membership for entering online at Broadjam or Sonic Bids

6. Semifinalists get a chance to perform at the Awards or other DSA Showcases

5. Semifinalists and Winners get their names published in Songwriter Notes and the Press Release

4. Entrants can get peer review on their song

3. Winners get their songs on the awards soundcloud site.

2. Contest recognition looks good on your resume

1. We are a small contest, so you have a better chance to win.

Now in it's 26th year!

The DSA Song Contest is one of the longest running international song contests for amateur songwriters. Offering over $5,000 in cash and prizes this year, the DSA has EIGHT categories in all. See Contest Rules for eligibility.

MOTIVATING AND UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THRU EDUCATION

MUSE-Motivating and Uplifting Songwriters thru Education
DSA is a 501 C-3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to providing to songwriters everywhere opportunities for learning about the craft and business of songwriting. Songwriters Newsletter is published by the Dallas Songwriters Association c/o Sammons Center for the Arts 3630 Harry Hines Blvd Box 20 Dallas, TX 75219.
Barbara McMillen, Editor, Founding President Emeritus http://www.barbaramcmillen.com

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