2019 WCS International Song Contest 

Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Lauren Dair!

Be sure to check back for updated info on the 2020 contest.

Artists entering the West Coast Songwriters (WCS) International Song Contest 2019 have the chance to win an impressive array of prizes.  Deadline APRIL 15th 2019

GRAND PRIZE: JOI luthier built acoustic guitar valued at $6500
(SLASH ordered one from this luthier), For Performing Songwriters - a performance spot at this year's SUNSET CONCERT (priceless) plus 2 Conference registration passes $700 value
U3 900S Personal Wireless Earbuds $400 value.

More Prizes TBA.


Every Category Winner will receive Studio Headphones, a WCS Tee Shirt, & Certificate

If the winner is a performing songwriter they will also be invited to perform their winning song at the Sunset Concert at the Conference in front of all the Music Industry Guests, and will receive guest access (incredible networking opportunity). 

  • Categories include: Acoustic/Singer/Songwriter, Adult Contemporary, Alternative. Americana, Bluegrass/Country, Blues, Boadway/Caberet, Children's Music, Classical, Christian/Gospel/Inspirational, Electronic/Dance/DJ, Folk, Funk, Hip-Hop/Rap, Humorous, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin, Metal, New Age/Ambient, and Miscellaneous/Other, Pop, Raggae, Rock, Urban/R&B/Soul, and World.  There is an “Instrumental” category, but not a “lyric only” category. All songs must be original.  If there are 5 or less songs in a category, the songs will be moved to Miscellaneous.  A winner will be selected from that category.

This Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters. A parent/guardian required to agree to the entry for entries by songwriters under 18 years of age. Employees of WCS, their families, subsidiaries, and affiliates are not eligible.

Winners will be selected by an Executive Committee comprised of noted singer/songwriters. Past judges and Conference guests include Hit Songwriters and producers Narada Michael Walden, Steve Seskin, Andre Pessis, George Merrill, Bonnie Hayes, and others. Songs will be judged based on melody, composition, and lyrics (when applicable). The quality of performance and production will not be considered. Prizes will be awarded jointly to all authors of any song.

The prize winners will be announced on the front page of our website, via press releases and all social networking tools.


Enter your song using THIS LINK  Attach your song (no links to your song online please) and Paste your lyric into the body of your email.  List your name and address and phone number and tee shirt size in your email.  Put the category you are entering the song in the subject line.

Pay below.  Song is not entered until payment has been made.  By entering you agree to the WCS International Song Contest rules and regulations (please read to make sure you are clear)