Second Annual 'Women's Freedom Song Contest' Now Accepting Submissions

The second year of the Women's Freedom Song Contest is accepting entries starting until March 1, 2021. It's looking for the next "Female Anthem." The contest is open to everyone who writes songs, (all genders too).

"If the song celebrates the power of a woman in one (or all) aspects of her glory, send it in," the organizers say. They are not looking for production and performance. Originality, melody, and lyrics are the main judging criteria.

This year there are two video categories. Artists are welcome to submit an "indie" music video with a "female theme," and a documentary short under 10 minutes that deals with female-related issues.

This year's judges will include Sandy Ramos (#1 dance hit by Rhett Akins and songs recorded by the Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers); Brent Backhus (recording engineer for The Whispers, John Lee Hooker, Solomon Burke, Sara Knight (Talent Mgmt. & Booking Agency); Kim Krizan (Academy Award Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay and a Writers Guild Award); and Diana Williamson (two #3 Billboard Hot Club Chart writer, author, and VP of

The prize sponsors include "The Music Registry," in-depth music directories; song pitch opportunities from "The Song Tuner"; the Indie Bible (directories); Broadjam music pitch opportunities; AirPlay Direct radio promo; and the book 101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting.

The company has created two international song contests in the past and received entries from over 23 countries. One was voted "Top 10" by Music Connection Magazine. They are a group of hard working music professionals who want to hear, promote and discover some great music.

Winners will be announced on International Womens Day, March 8, 2021.

You can enter the contest at:

For more information, go to

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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