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.