Coming soon in 2017 is the GINA Songwriter Contest! GINA offers the Contest as a venue for songwriters to have their songs heard by industry professionals and the opportunity to win valuable prizes. The Contest is also a venue to bring visibility to a missing person or persons. Each Contestant will be paired with a missing person or persons from their area (all missing persons will be chosen by the GINA Staff), turning the spotlight not only on themselves and their music but also on the missing, giving those who have vanished another chance to be FOUND. Helping others through music is a mainstay in the entertainment industry, and this is YOUR chance to be a part of that! Stay tuned for more information on this fantastic opportunity!
The 2017 GINA Songwriter Contest is part of
In addition to the opportunity of becoming one of our Finalists, our Contestants also have the opportunity to qualify for the following:
All Gina Songwriter Contest Contestants will also be considered for the ViRAGO Award. This award goes to the 2017 GINA Artist or Contestant that makes an exemplary effort to go above and beyond to create programs, events, social media and more in gaining attention for missing persons. The ViRAGO Award winner does not have to enter the GINA Songwriter Contest.
*The ViRAGO Award winner will be chosen by the GINA Board..
Wild Card Finalist(s)
Any Contestant could be chosen as a Wild Card Finalist based on their amazing song entry. These finalist(s) will be chosen by the GINA Songwriter Contest Team, the GINA Board of Directors and/or industry panel of judges.
Stay tuned for prize information!
Last year's prizes included guitars from Gretsch and Ovation, prize packages from CD Baby, Forknspoon Productions, Harmony Studios, and Fuse Recording, and prizes from TAXI, LAWIM (L.A. Women in Music), CD Baby, and more!
Stay tuned for updates on our 2017 Judges!
Previous First Place Winner Highlights:
2009's First Place Songwriter, Mark Wayne Glasmire's single, I Like You went number one in Europe.
2008's First Place Songwriter Gaby Moreno won the Latin Grammy's Best New Artist Award in 2013.
2007's First Place Songwriter, Kelly Fitzgerald and Gaby Moreno both won the coveted L.A. Women in Music'sComet Award in consecutive years.