Los Angeles, CA

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This contest is only open to individual singer-songwriters who are legal residents of the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. and the District of Columbia (excluding HI, AK, and Puerto Rico) and 16 years of age or older. Between one and five video submissions per artist will be accepted. Your submission MUST be a video of an ORIGINAL SONG. No covers will be accepted. Read all of the eligibility and submission requirements in section 2 and 4 of the Official Rules.



Create your own Singer-Songwriter III video submission channel by clicking on the SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC NOW button. Read section 4 of the Official Rules on details for registering.



You can create an original video or you can submit one that you already have. The video must first be uploaded onto YouTube. Once you have created and uploaded the video onto YouTube or designated which video you'd like to submit, simply copy and paste the video's URL into your channel's UPLOAD MANAGER, and select Music from the menu when prompted. You can submit up to five videos but you must designate a preferred submission by placing it in the #1 spot on your channel's timeline.

The video must be no longer than 10 minutes in length and the song must be an original work.


get your friends to watch and share your CHANNEL

Get as many people as you can — your family, your friends, your co-workers... Get EVERYBODY to watch and SHARE your channel. SHARE your channel on your Facebook page, put it on your personal website, or even use Twitter to promote your channel to all of your friends by clicking the icon on your channel page. While not the only thing that matters, views and shares can only help your contest rank. Each week during the contest period, 10 submissions with the most online activity will be selected, guaranteeing a total of 100 submissions review by the judging panel. For more details about how the winner is chosen, read sections 5 and 6 of the Official Rules.



Performances will be evaluated by the Judging Panel and Don Was based on the following criteria: technique, authenticity, originality, and style.



Ten finalists will be hand-selected by Don Was and the judging panel to perform live in Los Angeles. From there, Don Was will choose a grand prize winner.

For a complete listing of the finalist prizes and grand prizes, see the prizes page.

To get started, sign up now.