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34th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest

Recognizing excellence in all Genres of Songwriting since 1983.


12 Different Categories! GREAT PRIZES!

Grand Prize $1000
8 hours studio time & 1 hour mastering at Bias Studios
1 Registration to 2018 NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance Conference
1 Registration to 2018 SouthEast Regional Folk Alliance Conference
1 Registration to 2018 Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference
1 Registration to 2018 Folk Alliance Region West Conference
1 Year TAXI Membership
1 Shure MV51 large-diaphragm condenser mic for iPhone, iPad, & USB
1 Roland GO:KEYS Music Creation Keyboard
1 Registration to Michelle Lockey’s Music for Film & TV course & consultation
3 year SAW Membership, Grand Prize Trophy

Second Prize Overall $500
1 Registration to 2018 NERFA Conference
1 Registration to 2018 SERFA Conference
1 Shure MV88 Stereo Condenser mic for iPhone & iPad
1 Roland GO:MIXER - Audio Mixer for Smartphones
2 year SAW Membership, 2nd Prize Trophy

Third Prize Overall $250
1 Shure MV88 Stereo Condenser mic for iPhone & iPad
1 Roland GO:MIXER - Audio Mixer for Smartphones
1 year SAW Membership, 3rd Prize Trophy

Young Artist Award (21 & under) $300
8 hours studio time at Cue Recording
sponsored by Washington Songwriters Circle
1 Shure MV88 Stereo Condenser mic for iPhone & iPad
1 Roland GO:MIXER - Audio Mixer for Smartphones
Included on MASC Winners’ CD
2 year SAW membership

2nd Place Young Artist Award (21 & under) $100
1 Shure MV88 Stereo Condenser mic for iPhone & iPad
Included on MASC Winners' CD
1 year SAW membership

Director’s Choice Award
Full recording, mixing, & mastering package from SongBuilder Studios

Category Golds $100
1 copy of the 2017 Indie Bible (online download)

Category Golds & Silvers
Included on MASC Winners’ CD.

All Entrants
5% Off Online Orders from Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center
(with Code given after song is submitted)

Please see Sponsors & Judges page for more information on prizes.



The 34th MASC Award Winners will be announced by December 31, 2017.

Check for Prize Updates and other news at: www.saw.org
Categories limited to 300 entries.
The 12 Song Categories are listed on the Contest Information page. The Tips For Submitting page has help in determining which category to enter your song, how to maximize its impact, as well as what song elements are judged.

MASC Contest Submission Process

  1. Register to enter
  2. Submit as many songs as you want
  3. Review your submissions to make sure they are perfect
  4. Pay for your submissions and you are done!