The 21st annual USA Songwriting Competition is now open for entries offering a top prize of $50,000 (£35,000).
Songwriters from around the world can enter in 15 different categories to be in with a chance of winning the cash prize, plus music gear and US radio airplay.
They are urged to enter before 27 May across diverse genre categories including pop, rock and alternative, R&B, hip-hop, jazz and instrumental.
All entries will be judged by a panel of music industry experts including publishers and major record label A&Rs.
Please visit http://www.songwriting.net/enter for more info.
The USA Songwriting Competition celebrates songwriters from all over the world, with past winners coming from Australia, Japan, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil and South Africa, as well as the US.
It has been running since 1995 and has launched the careers of songwriters both in the US and overseas.