Contest Entry Form '92

The Louisville Area Songwriters Cooperative announces Songwriting Competition '92. This year's contest includes ten categories, plus some very exciting prizes, as well as several agreements from publishers to listen to the finalists in various categories. Please read the rules carefully before entering.


Prizes will be awarded at the Awards Banquet on November 7, 1992. There are two levels of prizes:

Category Winners

In each category, one winner will be selected. The winner in each category will receive a $100 prize. In addition, the ten category-winning songs will be eligible to compete for the final prize.

$1000 Grand Prize

One song from among the ten category finalists will receive a $1000 Grand Prize.


Category finalists will be notified by October 15, 1992. Winners in each category and the winner of the Grand Prize will be announced at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 7, 1992. The Banquet will be held in conjunction with the Songwriting Seminar at Quality Inn, 100 E. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202.


Judging will be handled in the following ways: preliminary judging will be by non-participating board members of the L.A.S.C., resulting in ten finalists in each category. These ten finalists will be given to a three-person panel of judges knowledgeable in the given category to select the winning two songs. Judges will rank by scoresheet.


The contest is open to receive entries effective August 1, 1992. All entries must be received, not just postmarked, by August 31, 1992.


Entry fee is $8 per song for LASC members; $10 for non-members. Three songs may be entered for $20 for LASC members; $25 for non-members. Each entry must be accompanied by a check or money order made payable to LASC. Multiple entries may be paid for by one check.


Please read the rules carefully. Signing the entry form signifies that you have read and understand these rules. There can be no exceptions.

1. The sixth annual Louisville Area Songwriters' Cooperative songwriting contest, hereafter referred to as Songwriting Competition '92, is open to any amateur songwriter. For the purpose of this contest, an amateur is defined as a songwriter not employed as a staff writer for a publishing company or being paid for such services since January 1, 1986, and/or not having earned more than $1,000 from songs they have written or co-written in any calendar year since January 1, 1986.

2. Judges and current members of the LASC Board of Directors and their families are not eligible to enter.

3. A song is defined as a melody with lyrics. Neither instrumental passages nor lyrics alone (poems) are eligible., In the jazz category, however, songs without lyrics are acceptable.

4. You may enter as many songs as you wish in each category. Each entry must include:

a. A separate entry form. Photocopies are acceptable.

b. One cassette with one song on it, cued up. The cassette label shall contain only the name of the song, on the correct side.

c. One copy of a legible lyric sheet, printed or typed. Do not put your name on the lyric sheet.

d. Separate fee per category, per song entered.

5. You may enter the same song in more than one category, but a song can win in only one category.

6. All entries must be received by August 31, 1992. The LASC assumes no responsibility for misdirected, lost or damaged entries.

7. Entered material will not be returned. Do not send your only copy and do not send an SASE (Stamped, self-addressed envelope).

8. Publishers may not enter songs on behalf of songwriters.

9. The decisions of the judges will be final and binding.

10. Entrant agrees that in the event his/her/their entry is a winner of any prize in this contest, the sponsors and LASC will have the right to publicize and print their names and likenesses.

11. Entrant agrees that should his/her/their song be selected as a winner, LASC may use but shall not be required to use those songs within a commercially released recording of the winning songs. Should such a recording be released, statutory mechanical royalties will be paid annually on any sales in excess of 500 copies per tape. Entrants will retain all other publishing rights and copyrights to their songs.

12. Entries may not infringe upon any existing copyright or other rights of a third party. By signing the entry form, entrant agrees to indemnify the LASC from any liability for copyright infringements.

13. The entrant agrees to abide by all entry procedures, rules and regulations as stated herein.

14. Previous LASC contest first-prize-winning songs are excluded from this contest.

15. Interpretations of or any questions, comments or complaints about these rules or any other matter concerning this contest may be directed to:

Louisville Area Songwriters'

P.O. Box 16

Pewee Valley, KY 40056

Official Entry Form

Please type or clearly print.

Photocopy for additional entries.

Title of Song:




Street Address:


State: Zip:

Phone: ( )

Enter my song in the following category. (Please check only one category per entry.)

[ ] Country

[ ] Rock

[ ] Jazz

[ ] Blues/R&B

[ ] Folk

[ ] Bluegrass

[ ] Children's

[ ] Other

[ ] Middle of the Road / Pop

[ ] Gospel / Contemporary Christian / Inspirational

Circle the appropriate amount and include a check or money order payable to: LASC Do not send cash.

One Song Entered

$8 -- LASC members

$10 -- Non-members

Three Songs Entered

$20 -- LASC members

$25 -- Non-members

I hereby certify that I have read and agree to abide by the contest rules as set forth in the accompanying contest information.




Mail to:

Louisville Area Songwriters' Cooperative

P.O. Box 16

Pewee Valley, KY 40056