25th Annual Song Contest February 13th 2017

SDSG’s 25th Annual Song Contest will be held Monday, February 13th, 2017

For many years the contest has traditionally be in the month of November. As many of you know that is quite a busy holiday season. That is why we decided to move the contest forward to beginning of the new year.

There are some minor updates to the rules and procedures that you should take note.

  • First, participants can no longer submit by mail. Now there are only 2 ways to enter. You can enter either by submitting your songs online or bringing your song the day of the contest.  Of the two ways, online submission is the preferred method to enter the contest. Since there is a limit to the number of entries there is a chance that all slots will be filled by the day of the contest. If all slots are filled you may not be able to walk in and enter the day of the contest.
  • Second, we believe that it is important to honor those who write winning songs .It is really a let down when someone wins and the songwriter is not present. This year we are requiring that the actual songwriter be present to accept any prizes or awards. If you are not there, your song will be automatically disqualified.
  • Third, we want to make sure that this is a local song contest.  We are the San Diego Songwriter’s Guild and we want to serve the people of San Diego. Therefore all participants must be current resident of San Diego County.  We are not looking for people out of Los Angeles, Austin or Nashville. We want to keep the contest local. We have plenty of great talent right here in our own town.
  • Forth, previously any Platinum winner was not allowed to enter the contest. We have modified the rules where any Platinum winner only needs to sit out two consecutive contests before they can again participate in the contest. Once two contest have passed Platinum winners can again submit songs.

For complete detail on how to enter and contest rules go to the song contest page.

We are also in the process of securing judges and prizes for the contest. As these become available they will be included on the song contest page. Please visit to keep up to date.

The contest is a popular tradition for San Diego writers, and offers a unique opportunity to hear a tremendous cross section of local work. Prize winners are to be selected by a panel of industry professionals in this exciting event, during which song entries are played for both judges and audience to hear. Songs will be heard, winners will be announced, and prizes awarded on this jam packed night, an exciting prospect indeed. If you are a songwriter, or a producer or artist looking for some new material.

For complete detail on how to enter and contest rules go to the song contest page.