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

FS23001. Best Arranging
FS23002. Best Lyricist
FS23003. Best Songwriter
FS23004. Best Songwriting
LS23001. A Cappella
LS23002. Absolute Music
LS23003. Acoustic
LS23004. Adult Contemporary
LS23005. Alternative Country
LS23006. Ambient Music
LS23007. Americana
LS23008. Ballads
LS23009. Beat Box
LS23010. Bluegrass
LS23011. Blues
LS23012. Bossa Nova
LS23013. Britpop
LS23014. Children's Music
LS23015. Choir
LS23016. Christian
LS23017. Christmas
LS23018. Classical
LS23019. Collaboration
LS23020. Comedy
LS23021. Contemporary Christian / Gospel
LS23022. Country
LS23023. Cover Song
LS23024. Dance/Electronica
LS23025. Disc Jockey (DJ)
LS23026. Dub
LS23027. EDM (Electronic Dance Music)
LS23028. Electronic
LS23029. Folk
LS23030. Funk
LS23031. Fusion
LS23032. Hip-hop
LS23033. Holiday Song (Any Holiday)
LS23034. House
LS23035. Indie
LS23036. Indie / Alt. Rock
LS23037. Inspirational
LS23038. Instrumental
LS23039. Jam
LS23040. Jazz
LS23041. Jungle
LS23042. Latin
LS23043. Love Song
LS23044. Metal/Hardcore
LS23045. New Age
LS23046. Novelty
LS23047. Pop
LS23048. Post Rock
LS23049. Progressive Rock
LS23050. R&B
LS23051. Rap/Hip-Hop
LS23052. Reggae/Ska/Dancehall
LS23053. Rhythm & Blues (R&B)
LS23054. Rock
LS23055. Rock / Alt
LS23056. Rock / Hard Rock
LS23057. Social Action
LS23058. Social Impact Song
LS23059. Soft Rock
LS23060. Soul
LS23061. Spoken Word
LS23062. Story Song
LS23063. Teen
LS23064. Theatre
LS23065. Traditional
LS23066. Trip-Hop
LS23067. Urban
LS23068. World
LS23069. World Beat
LS23070. World Music
LS23071. World Traditional
LS23000. Customize your categories:

Deadlines & Fees

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

2023 Entry Period Early Bird
(Nov 9 - Dec 14, 2022)
Regular
(Dec 15 - Jan 25, 2023)
Final
(Jan 26 - Feb 22, 2023)
Extend
(Feb 23 - Mar 22, 2023)
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: $250 for 5 Credits (Save Up-to $100!)
One (1) Category = One (1) Credit
Full Results Announcement: May 12, 2023

*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.

2023 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.
2023 Benefits / Winning Level LIT Of the year Categories Winners Platinum winner Gold winner
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.