2016 Winner Bill Wren with the Casio Privia – winners – pictures from Awards Dinner – Link to past contest winners

 Winner Bill Wren with his Grand Prize, a Casio Privia keyboard. Notice Broadjam.com is up on the screen in the background. Part of the suite of prizes he won.


GRAND PRIZE WINNERS  Read Grand Prize Judge Roy Elkins comments

Grand Prize Winner Bill Wren

1. Enchanted Kingdom by Bill Wren and Frank Ralls, Port Aransas, TX 

Known as the Songbird of Texas, Bill Wren is an award winning songwriter who says, about his undying love for songwriting,”Music is the way I express what’s in my heart without words. I strive for beauty and peace in the songs that I compose and hope that they bring the same peace and enjoyment in others.” Bill was born in Corpus Christi, and is now settled on the water in Fulton, TX .  http://billwrenmusic.com/full-bio/

2. Just Can’t Drown a Broken Heart by Jared LoStracco, Nacogdoches, TX

3. CLEANSING RAIN by Jared LoStracco, Nacogdoches, TX

Runner Up Jared LoStracco

Growing up in East Texas, Jared LoStracco picked up is love for music listening to his father`s country records. In high school, LoStracco learned to play the guitar from his older brother and quickly started playing his favorites songs from artists such as Willie Nelson, Waylong Jennings, Robert Earl Keen, and Pat Green. http://www.broadjam.com/jrlostracco

MOMENTS FROM THE AWARDS DINNER LAST DECEMBER 13 2016

Bobby Montgomery awards Chris Michael 3rd place Country for Wanted Man
Barbe awards Rick Babb 3rd place Novelty/Childrens for Roly Poly. Rick also won 3rd place Chrisian for Praise You
Harry Hewlett awards Richie Smith Honorable Mention in Pop for For A Reason

Harry Hewlett Awards Haley McDaniel 1st Place Singer Songwriter for Small Town Masquerade

LISTS OF THE WINNERS FROM 2016

2016 Winners

2016 Semifinalist

Winner of the Drawing for the IPod –  Jeffery Moore, Baton Rouge, LA  His entry, This Love, #102 was drawn.

Awards Dinner Streamed on Facebook

Photos of the Awards Dinner

 DETAILS ABOUT THE CONTEST AND OUR SPONSORED PRIZES

Now in its 26th year, The DSA 2016 Song Contest is one of the longest running international song contests for amateur songwriters. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes.

THANKS TO CASIO FOR OUR GRAND PRIZE
GRAND PRIZE  –   A Casio Privia Piano

THANKS TO BEAIRD MUSIC GROUP FOR OUR GRAND PRIZE

and a Nashville recording session at Beaird Music Group. 

Beaird Music Group


THANKS TO RIVER SOUND FOR OUR RUNNER UP GRAND PRIZE

1st Runner Up

 wins studio time at

River Sounds Recording Resort


THANKS TO JO MUSIK FOR OUR RUNNER UP GRAND PRIZE


2nd Runner up

wins recording time at

Jo-Musik

THANKS TO BROADJAM.COM FOR OUR GRAND PRIZES

Grand Prize winners receive:

($199.95 Value) 

Includes Artist Website, 1 Yr. Hosting

1 Yr. Sonicbids Membership

Category winners get cash prizes


LINKS TO PAST CONTEST WINNERS

2015 SONG CONTEST WINNER T EDWIN DOSS WITH GRAND PRIZE CASIO PRIVIA

Read interview with 2015 winner T Edwin Doss and learn about out other Grand Prize Winners. 

Did you miss the Awards Dinner? Here’s a blow by blow courtesy of Dan Roark

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

1. Jessie Brown by T. Edwin Doss, Silver Spring, MD

2. Real Love Next Time by Bonnie Warren, Philadelphia, PA

3. Aina Hanu by John Keawe, Kapaau, Hawaii

WINNERS

MC and GRAND PRIZE JUDGE,  ROY ELKINS, left us with extensive comments on the grand prize winners and more. https://dallassongwriters.org/roy-elkins-on-songs-from-dsa-song-contest/

Hard Copy of Songwriters Notes Spring 2016 issue with 2015 winners

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/8182067/dsanewsspring2016-pdf-2-4-meg?da=y 

SEMIFINALISTS   http://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com/ 

 WINNER OF THE IPOD – Samuel Miller, Chico, CA