19th Annual NSAI Song Contest Prizes

Grand Prize Winner


Cash Prize

  • $5,000 United States Dollars (or the local currency equivalent) cash prize

One Year of Industry Access

  • Sixty (60) minute mentoring session with Craig Wiseman
  • Sixty (60) minute mentoring session with Hunter Hayes
  • Choice of one (1) of either a stage-ready Martin D-42 or 000-42 Reimagined Standard Series guitar
  • One (1) meeting with a member of the ole team
  • Ten (10) sets of Martin Acoustic Strings
  • One (1) meeting with a member of ole
  • One (1) year single song contract with ole
  • Three (3) music industry meetings (which could include record label A&R, publishers and/or songwriting professionals)
  • One (1) pro songwriter song breakdown session
  • NSAI Residency Package, which includes: NSAI membership (one year), NSAI event gift certificate to one (1) NSAI event (good for one (1) year), winning song presented at one (1) of the quarterly NSAI Pitch to Publisher meetings and song placement on NSAI's Top 40 Page

Live Performance Opportunities

  • Live performance during the 2019 Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival and at The Bluebird Cafe in 2019

One Year of Media Exposure**

  • Television: Press release serviced to Grand Prize Winner's hometown stations**
  • Radio: Press release serviced to Grand Prize Winner's hometown stations**
  • Print: Press release serviced to Grand Prize Winner's hometown stations**
  • Internet: NSAI website, NSAI E-News, NSAI social media pages, The Bluebird Cafe newsletter and CMT.com

Additional Prizes

CMT Prize Pack*

  • Two (2) tickets to a 2019 CMT Music Awards show
  • Attendance at a CMT show taping
  • Private tour of CMT headquarters
  • Live performance for CMT's Music Strategy team at CMT in Nashville, TN
  • Sixty (60) minute mentoring session with a member of the executive staff of CMT

  • Three (3) day trip to Nashville, TN, including two (2) nights of hotel accomodations by an NSAI partner hotel, and round-trip flight, excluding predetermined blackout dates (limited travel within the 48 continental states anywhere Southwest Airlines flies). If the Grand Prize Winner's legal residence is within 250 miles of Nashville, TN, only hotel accommodations will be awarded.
  • One (1) pass to the Music Biz conference*
  • Grand Prize Trophy

10 Runners-Up:

  • One (1) Martin Dreadnought Junior Acoustic Electric Guitar
  • Five (5) sets of Martin Acoustic Strings
  • One (1) meetings with an industry professional (which could include record label A&R, publishers and/or songwriting professionals)*
  • NSAI membership (one year)
  • Song placement on the NSAI Top 40 Song Page
  • Certificate of Achievement

10 Honorable Mentions:

  • Song placement on the NSAI Top 40 Song Page
  • Certificate of Achievement

Lyric-Only Winner:

  • One Year of Industry Access
  • Sixty (60) minute mentoring session with hit songwriter
  • One (1) Martin Sustainable Wood OME Cherry Acoustic Electric guitar
  • Five (5) sets of Martin Acoustic Strings
  • One (1) meeting with an industry professional (which could include record label A&R, publishers and/or songwriting professionals)*
  • NSAI membership (one year)
  • NSAI event gift certificate to one NSAI event (good for one (1) year)*

One Year of National and Regional Media Exposure**

  • Television: Press release serviced to Lyric-Only Winner's hometown stations**
  • Radio: Press release serviced to Lyric-Only Winner's hometown stations**
  • Print: Press release serviced to Lyric-Only Winner's hometown stations**
  • Internet: NSAI website, NSAI E-News, NSAI social media pages, The Bluebird Cafe newsletter and CMT.com

Additional Prizes

  • Lyric-Only winner trophy
  • One (1) round-trip flight, excluding predetermined blackout dates (limited to travel within the 48 continental states anywhere Southwest Airlines flies), if the Lyric-Only Winner's legal residence is more than 250 miles outside of Nashville, TN.
  • One (1) pass to the Music Biz conference*

Lyric-Only Runner-Up:

  • NSAI membership (one year)
  • NSAI event gift certificate to one NSAI event (good for one (1) year)*
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Internet: NSAI website, NSAI E-News, NSAI social media pages, The Bluebird Cafe newsletter and CMT.com

ALL ENTRANTS:

  • Personalized score sheet

*Airfare, transportation and hotel not included

**Media exposure subject to media outlets' discretion