SAW proudly presents the 36th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC) to help songwriters receive recognition for their work and to further excellence in songwriting through education. Each year, MASC presents awards in thirteen categories (Lyrics Only is our newest category), two Young Artists Awards, and three Overall Grand Prizes.
The submission deadline has passed and our judges are hard at work listening to the songs submitted. Category winners will be announced on this page in late December; Grand prize and other special prize winners will be announced at the MASC Awards Show on January 19, 2020.
Thank you to our sponsors!
SAW would like to THANK our amazing sponsors, who are generously donating studio time to MASC winning songwriters. While we are a contest of songs and not recordings, the value of good recordings is obvious to any songwriter and more so to your listeners. Many of the songs entered were recorded in one of these studios. Click on the logos to visit their websites.
Yes, there are rules to the contest and prizes (read all about that here) but here is our promise: we listen carefully and thoughtfully to all these songs, and our judges do as well. We brag about our judges (never which categories they judge) because we are proud of the people who help us decide.
Your entry fee provides funding for many educational and networking opportunities in the art and craft of songwriting. SAW provides emerging songwriters with performance opportunities, workshops and peer critique. For more information, please visit the SAW website.
See the list of award winning song from previous years' contests here.
HOW TO ENTER