Kingdom Songs Songwriting Contest 2014 Winners Announced

WINNERS

We are excited to announce the winners of this year's Kingdom Songs Songwriting Contest! We had nearly 90 songs submitted and it was tough to narrow down to the top 8 songs. Huge thanks to our judges: Christine D'Clario, James Tealy, and Mike Murray for their time and expertise! And also, a big thank you to the companies and individuals who made it possible to provide the awesome prizes! Last but not least, thank you to everyone that participated in the contest! Whether you won or not, we encourage you to continue writing songs for The King!

1st Place: “Rejoice” by Tim Brown
2nd Place: "My Strength, My Song” by Taylor Agan
3rd Place: "Every Eye” by Drew Ley

4th Place: "Be My Joy” by Kevin Williams
5th Place: "Chorus of the Free” by Nat Clubb
6th Place: "Our Hope is in You” by Keith Elgin
7th Place: "Hold Me Now” by Kelsie Rogers
8th Place: "Love Has Come for Us” by David Ward

As a reminder, the songs were judged on: Lyrics, Melody, Creativity, Originality, Dynamics, and Overall Effect. And, the prizes are as follows. If you are one of the 8 winners, we will email you soon to coordinate your prizes.

PRIZES

1ST PLACE

  • Featured Artist on AllAboutWorship.com for 1 month
  • Featured in the All About Worship e-Newsletter sent out to over 25,000 subscribers 
  • One-year of CCS's INDIEadmin Basic Service (includes one album copyright registration)
  • Interviewed on Kingdom Songs Podcast
  • Name announced on AllAboutWorship.com blog
  • Song will be included on the Kingdom Songs Collective 1, to be released Fall 2014
  • Registration to All About Worship Conference 2015
  • Song added to Praise Charts and showcased in an email promo
  • 1-hour consultation with Anthony Skinner: top 25 CCLI songwriter (by phone or skype)
  • 1-hour consultation with Rhyan Shirley: co-writer of "You Are" by Colton Dixon (by phone or skype)
  • 1-hour consultation with Wisdom Moon: Founder of All About Worship (by phone or skype)
  • 5 brief song reviews by Analyze My Song
  • God Songs: How To Write and Select Songs for Worship book by Paul Baloche
  • Songwriting: The Journey of a Song DVD by Paul Baloche
  • 1st Place certificate emailed to you

2ND PLACE

  • Featured Artist on AllAboutWorship.com for 1 month
  • Featured in the All About Worship e-Newsletter sent out to over 25,000 subscribers
  • Name announced on AllAboutWorship.com blog
  • Song will be included on the Kingdom Songs Collective 1, to be released Fall 2014
  • Registration to All About Worship Conference 2015
  • Song added to Praise Charts and showcased in an email promo
  • 1-hour consultation with Rhyan Shirley:  co-writer of "You Are" by Colton Dixon (by phone or skype)
  • 1-hour consultation with Wisdom Moon: Founder of All About Worship (by phone or skype)
  • 1 brief song review by Analyze My Song
  • God Songs: How To Write and Select Songs for Worship book by Paul Baloche
  • Songwriting: The Journey of a Song DVD by Paul Baloche
  • 2nd Place certificate emailed to you

3RD PLACE

  • Featured in the All About Worship e-Newsletter sent out to over 25,000 subscribers
  • Name announced on AllAboutWorship.com blog
  • Song will be included on the Kingdom Songs Collective 1, to be released Fall 2014
  • Song added to Praise Charts and showcased in an email promo
  • 1 brief song review by Analyze My Song
  • God Songs: How To Write and Select Songs for Worship book by Paul Baloche
  • Songwriting: The Journey of a Song DVD by Paul Baloche
  • 3rd Place certificate emailed to you

4TH - 8TH PLACE

  • Song will be included on the Kingdom Songs Collective 1, to be released Fall 2014