Sing a New Song!
Are you a songwriter who wants to give glory to God and can’t seem to find the right audience? Enter your songs in the Catholic Song Contest to be heard!
Entries For 2022 Are Now Open
Each contest entrant will receive one free month of MasterWriter for Songwriters, a 30% discount from Ignatius Press on Michael Kurek’s The Sound of Beauty , and a 25% on an order from Franciscan Peacemakers.
3 Grand Prizes
Grand Prize winners will get an arrangement of their song produced by Point Clear Media and will receive audio track stems that they can take to a local recording studio to sing on top of.
Grand Prize #1
Best Liturgical Song or Hymn
Write a song for people to sing together at Mass to worship God. Try using “We” instead of “I” in your lyrics, a melody that predictably repeats, and something that all levels of singers can join in on.
Grand Prize #2
Best Christian Popular Song
Do you have a song that is more suitable for Christian radio or the stage? Perhaps you have an anthem, an introspective song or one that praises God in a way that is very personal.
Grand Prize #3
Best Secular Song Informed by Faith
This category is for Catholic songwriters who write songs for a wider secular audience, informed by their Catholic faith, with the hope of drawing all people closer to God with great songwriting.
Category Prize winners will get an arrangement of their song produced by Point Clear Media and will receive audio track stems that they can take to a local recording studio to sing on top of.
Best Song About Mary
Write a song about Mary the Mother of God.
Best Song About The Saints
Think of their life stories set inside of a song.
Best Song About the Sacraments
Baptism, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Holy Matrimony – write about it!
Best Pro-Life Song
Let’s sing about life! There are not enough songs in the world that celebrate human existence, from the womb to the tomb.
Just Have Words?
Perhaps you have written some lyrics but don’t have any music yet? Enter in the lyrics-only category, and the winner will get their words set to music, arranged and produced!
Whether you are just starting out or more advanced in the craft of songwriting, we are here to help you become a better songwriter.
Write Christ-centered lyrics
Spread the Gospel by creating beautiful melodies
Join our community of musicians
Why a Catholic Song Contest?
The Catholic Song Contest was started to plant the seeds of a new music industry niche of songs and songwriters who want to create great art and transform culture.