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

DSA is CELEBRATING 33 YEARS IN 2020

MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Saturday, January 16, 2021

And the winners of the 2020 DSA Song Contest are . . . . . . .

 Americana/Folk/Bluegrass

1. 1309 North Austin by Tommy Patterson, Comanche, TX

2. Mendocino Sunrise by Ynana Rose, San Luis Obispo, CA

3. Bayou Sef by Charles Edmund Carter, Dallas, TX

HM Summer Days by Steve Jackson, Irving, TX

HM The Windmill Bar & Grill by Louie Cate, Alexandria, VA



Christian/Inspirational

1. New Sight by Amy Abernathy, Canton, GA

2. With Your Love, O God by Denise Rosier, Colorado Springs, CO

3. Going Home by Matthew Stemme, Clayton, NC


Country

1. Someone to Miss Me by Susan Odella, Virginia, MN

2. Coal by Matt Rogers, Hermitage, TN

3. Way Back When by T. Edwin Doss, Bumpass, VA

HM That's My Name by Randy Overton, Waxahachie, TX

HM When The Fertilizer Hits The Ventilator by Parvin & Patterson, Plano, TX 

HM The Balladeer by Mark Patterson, Plano, TX


Instrumental

1. Forever Now by Charles Edmund Carter, Dallas, TX

2. On the Caravan by Len & Jon Seligman, SARASOTA, FL

3. The Soldier's Widow by Charles Edmund Carter, Dallas, TX


Love Songs/Easy Listening

1. Don't Ever Say Never Again by Steve Jackson, Irving, TX. 

2. Wonder Boy by Randall Mark, El Cajon, CA

3. So High by Preston Ash, Dallas, TX

HM  Til My Last Breath by John Visconti, Cary, NC   



Novelty/Children

1. Parking Cars on Mars by Louie Cate, Alexandria, VA

2. Flying Disco Chicken by Randy Sauer, Hays, KS

3. Zipcode by Charles Edmund Carter, Dallas, TX


Pop/Rock/Alt/R&B

1. Word Man by Stefanie Johnson, Allentown, PA

2. Zipcode by Charles Edmund Carter, Dallas, TX

3. Make America by Phil Ipsan, New York, NY


Singer/Songwriter

1. Goodnight Moon by Steve Jackson, Irving, TX

2. In Dreamland by Charles Edmund Carter, Dallas, TX 

3. Word Man by Stefanie Johnson, Allentown, PA


Grand Prize Winners

1. That’s My Name by Randy Overton, Waxahachie, TX

2. Don’t Ever Say Never Again by Steve Jackson, Irving, TX.

3. On The Caravan by Len & Jon Seligman, SARASOTA, FL


JUDGES COMMENTS FROM ROY ELKINS

https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/p/2020-dsa-song-contest-judge-roy-elkins.html


MOST NOMINATED SONGS AWARD

Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx


WINNER OF THE DRAWING FOR THE GIFT CERTIFICATE

# 169 Forever Now by Charles Carter, Dallas, Tx


YOUNG SONGWRITER AWARD

1. Satisfied by Sathvika Ganesan, Frisco, Tx

2. Texas Lullaby by Cela Harper, Little Elm, Tx 

3. Wine by Cela Harper, Little Elm, Tx 


2020 Community Awards went to Dunn Brothers Coffee and Broadjam, Inc.

Dunn Brothers CoffeeDallas Songwriters Association presents Dunn Brothers Coffee with the 2020 Excellence in Community Service Award  - Thank You,  Alan & Kate Geddie and the entire DBC team for the outstanding venue for supporting original music & the best cup of coffee in town.


BroadjamDSA presents broadjam.com with the  2020 EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD  Thank You,  Roy Elkins & the entire Broadjam.com team for providing outstanding online services to the musicians/songwriting community.



BEST SONGS OF THE MEETING AWARDS

SONG OF THE YEAR

3. You Gotta Go by Don Wall, Dallas, Tx
2. If Every Week Was Friday by Rick Valente
1. The Girl’s So Texas by Harry Hewlett and Chuck Ehrmann


VERN DAILEY SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Harry Hewlett


AWARDS PROGRAM VIDEOS

2020 DSA Song Contest Awards Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O53tKlKWRs&list=PL2QmQKUl70-2fZsHAIcWZTejZVKttRKMX


2020 DSA Song Contest Awards Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZJ_TN9f7_I&list=PL2QmQKUl70-0NTzHsFcVDDtQRkAyMoZud


2020 DSA Song Contest Award Winning Songs - 30 sec clips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVnE1vn4cN4


2020 DSA Award Certificates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY7CJkGDKwg


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

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 30th 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.

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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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