MAC invites all songwriters to submit their original songs for consideration for one of MAC’s two songwriting awards: the Dottie Burman Award and the John Wallowitch Award.

Submitters do not need to be MAC members. There is no submission fee. MAC encourages all songwriters to submit their work for consideration. There is a $500 cash prize.

Submissions must be received by Monday, September 27, 2021.

The selected songwriter or songwriting team for each award will receive $500. To qualify, each submitter must submit three original songs they have written at any time that in their own opinion represent their best work and the range of their writing style. Judging will take place throughout the month of October. The recipients of each award will be announced in November.

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