LIT Songwriting

Recognizing songwriters of all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting, providing the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international stage.

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LIT Talent Awards

categories

FS22001. Best Arranging
FS22002. Best Lyricist
FS22003. Best Songwriter
FS22004. Best Songwriting
LS22001. A Cappella
LS22002. Absolute Music
LS22003. Acoustic
LS22004. Adult Contemporary
LS22005. Alternative Country
LS22006. Ambient Music
LS22007. Americana
LS22008. Ballads
LS22009. Beat Box
LS22010. Bluegrass
LS22011. Blues
LS22012. Bossa Nova
LS22013. Britpop
LS22014. Children's Music
LS22015. Choir
LS22016. Christian
LS22017. Christmas
LS22018. Classical
LS22019. Collaboration
LS22020. Comedy
LS22021. Contemporary Christian / Gospel
LS22022. Country
LS22023. Cover Song
LS22024. Dance/Electronica
LS22025. Disc Jockey (DJ)
LS22026. Dub
LS22027. EDM (Electronic Dance Music)
LS22028. Electronic
LS22029. Folk
LS22030. Funk
LS22031. Fusion
LS22032. Hip-hop
LS22033. Holiday Song (Any Holiday)
LS22034. House
LS22035. Indie
LS22036. Indie / Alt. Rock
LS22037. Inspirational
LS22038. Instrumental
LS22039. Jam
LS22040. Jazz
LS22041. Jungle
LS22042. Latin
LS22043. Love Song
LS22044. Metal/Hardcore
LS22045. New Age
LS22046. Novelty
LS22047. Pop
LS22048. Post Rock
LS22049. Progressive Rock
LS22050. R&B
LS22051. Rap/Hip-Hop
LS22052. Reggae/Ska/Dancehall
LS22053. Rhythm & Blues (R&B)
LS22054. Rock
LS22055. Rock / Alt
LS22056. Rock / Hard Rock
LS22057. Social Action
LS22058. Social Impact Song
LS22059. Soft Rock
LS22060. Soul
LS22061. Spoken Word
LS22062. Story Song
LS22063. Teen
LS22064. Theatre
LS22065. Traditional
LS22066. Trip-Hop
LS22067. Urban
LS22068. World
LS22069. World Beat
LS22070. World Music
LS22071. World Traditional
LS22000. Customize your categories:

Deadlines & Fees

The LIT Talent Awards keeps its entry fees low to encourage more participation from individual performers and talents.

2022 Entry Period Early Bird
(MAY 11 - JUN 22, 2022)
Regular
(JUN 23 - JUL 20, 2022)
Final
(JUL 21 - AUG 24, 2022)
Extend
(AUG 25 - SEP 21, 2022)
Per Entry
(Solo/Duo/Group)
$60 $70 $80 $90
Additional Category
(Solo/Duo/Group)
$45 $55 $65 $75
Per Entry
(Solo/Duo/Group) - Series
$80 $90 $100 $110
Additional Category
(Solo/Duo/Group) - Series
$55 $65 $75 $85
Bundle Entries Package: $200 for 5 Credits (Save Up-to $30!)
One (1) Category = One (1) Credit
Judging: Sept 23 - Nov 8, 2022
Winners Announcement: Nov 9, 2022

*Fees are non-refundable. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant or by the LIT Talent Awards for the entrant's failure to comply with the entry rules) will NOT be refunded. Multiple categories must be submitted with your initial entry in order to be counted as “additional categories”.

*The LIT Talent Awards and International Awards Associate’s decision are final in its sole discretion and binding in relation to all matters relating to Competitions and may not be subject to any discussions or correspondence.

2022 Benefits and recognition

The LIT Songwriting Winner of the Year will receive a complimentary statuette and a professionally designed certificate to celebrate their win. The winning talents will be highlighted on the main page of the LIT Talent Awards website, and published on our official social media platform.

In addition, Platinum and Gold winners will receive a complimentary certificate, template press release, as well as graphic downloads for marketing purposes. Winners in these categories may choose to purchase their respective LIT Talents Awards statuette with a reasonable fee.

LIT TALENT AWARDS STATUETTES

The Category Winner of the Year from each category will receive a complimentary statuette and a professionally designed certificate to celebrate their win.

ONLINE MEDIA INTERVIEW

All Category Winners of the Year and Platinum and Gold Winners will get chance to showcase your winning work with a published interview on our media partner's – Muse.World’s website.

DEDICATED WINNER'S PAGE

Every winner gets a dedicated Winner’s Page for up-to 5 years to promote your achievement on our correspondence, social media, websites, and more.
2022 Benefits / Winning Level LIT Of the year Categories Winners Platinum winner Gold winner
Cash Prizes(NEW) $2,000 $100
LIT Talent Awards Statuette
Appearance on Winner’s Highlight Page
Mentioned in Winner Press Release
Mentioned in e-Newsletter
Mentioned in Media Partner Website: Muse.World
Dedicated Social Post
Winner’s Interview
Winner’s Page
Eligible to Purchase Statuette
Winner Certificate
Winner’s Digital Badge
Press Release Template

*Note: Cash prizes are not cumulative. Only one cash prize can be awarded to each winner with the highest available prize applied.

For example, if a winner is awarded both LIT of the Year and Category Winner of the Year, they will only receive the $2,000 cash prize from the LIT of the Year and not $100 from winning the latter. First placed Category Winners can only receive one $100 cash prize, even if they win the title in multiple programs.

If you submitted your entries through an award agent and won either LIT of the Year or Category Winner of the Year, IAA will proceed to issue the cash prize to the closest representative of the winning entry, the award agent, to collect it on your behalf. Please liaise with your award agent on the matter of cash prizes. Cash prizes will be issued either to the winners or award agent within a month after the announcement of results.

The LIT Talent Awards and International Awards Associate’s decision are final in its sole discretion and binding in relation to all matters relating to Competitions and may not be subject to any discussions or correspondence.

submission format

You can submit your entries by uploading your video link from YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud, Vimeo, or any other online mediums, that will take judges directly to the work.

If there are any supporting images/PDFs/documents, it should be saved under 4MB.

*It is recommended that you keep your synopsis to approximately 350 words. The project description should strengthen your entry, as well as provide the jury with a better understanding of your submission. A written translation or adaptation must accompany non-English entries.