The Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI) has again partnered with CMT for the 12th annual NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT , which began Monday (Aug. 1). Aspiring songwriters in any genre are encouraged to send their best songs to be judged by a panel of experts. A new lyric-only category has been added this year. The grand prize includes a mentoring session with songwriter/musician/industry icon, Charlie Daniels. The entry fees are $35.00 (current NSAI members) and $45.00 (nonmembers) per song submitted. Songwriters may submit as many songs as they would like, but the preceding fees apply to each song submitted. Entries will be accepted from Aug. 1 until Oct. 31, 2011. For details on submitting songs as well as the official prizes and rules and regulations, go to www.nsai.cmt.com . Visit nashvillesongwriters.com, facebook.com/nsaiofficial and twitter.com/nsaiofficial for updates.