Presented by Global Songwriters Connection

Does YOUR song have what it takes? Enter the 2016 Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Song Contest, sponsored by Global Songwriters Connection, and you could win BIG. Get your song heard and evaluated by a pro writer and win an opportunity to personally meet with a renowned Nashville publisher.

EVERY entry will receive a score sheet and evaluation by a pro songwriter.

  • The contest is open to all songwriters who don’t currently have an exclusive staff publishing deal.
  • Songs will be judged by professional songwriters and a panel of Music Industry Executives. All styles and genres accepted.

Pensacola Song Contest
Prizes include:

  • $200 CASH PRIZE
  • Publisher meeting with Dallas Gregory of Songrocket Music
  • 1 on 1 mentoring session with Global Songwriters Connection President Sheree Spoltore
  • 1 year Global Songwriters Connection Membership
  • A performance spot at the 2017 Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival
(all questions about the contest should be directed to [email protected])

2016 Contest Results

We had an incredible batch of songs and writers this year, including: Vama, a rock band from Romania who entered via Reverbnation and Layla Khepri, a young rapper from Maryland. Thanks to all who entered for supporting the Pensacola Songwriters Festival.

Top Ten

  1. Grand Prize: Bonnie Warren: Paint
  2. Jayne Sachs: Heart That Speaks
  3. Linda Moroziuk: Skin
  4. Dianne Hammer: No One Knows
  5. Vama: Memories Now
  6. Noel Gama: Blind Vision
  7. Dan O’Rourke: Watch it Burn
  8. Layla Khepri: Pray For Me
  9. Debbie Pascarella: The Fire I Can’t Put Out
  10. Rachel Lipsky: Ready, Set Whiskey

Honorable Mentions

Sasha Aaron: Ghost in This Town

Bonnie Warren: Real Love Next Time

JR Hemingway: Children of Survivors

Carlene Thissen: Farm Town

Ashton Clark: Turn to Ash

Emily Faith: Meet in the Middle

Riley Bria: Shotgun

Kelsie May: Fool For You

Remember: Entries are now open for the Frank Brown Song Contest at with the biggest EVER prize package. Give your favorite songwriter the perfect Holiday gift by purchasing an entry (or several) for their best songs and/or give your own songs a little something by entering today. All entries receive a score sheet and evaluation.