This contest is only open to individual singer-songwriters who are legal residents of the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. and the District of Columbia (excluding HI, AK, and Puerto Rico) and 16 years of age or older. Between one and five video submissions per artist will be accepted. Your submission MUST be a video of an ORIGINAL SONG. No covers will be accepted. Read all of the eligibility and submission requirements in section 2 and 4 of the Official Rules.
Create your own Singer-Songwriter 4 video submission channel by clicking on the GET STARTED HERE button. See the Official Rules for all submission requirements.
You can create an original video or you can submit one that you already have. The video must first be uploaded onto YouTube. Once you have created and uploaded the video onto YouTube or designated which video you'd like to submit, simply copy the video's URL, log in to your Songwriter 4 account and paste the URL into your channel's playlist.

The video must be no longer than 7 minutes in length and the song must be an original work.
Get as many people as you can, your family, your friends, the people you work with...  Get everyone to watch, follow and share your channel. Share it on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter by clicking the SHARE link on your songwriter channel to promote yourself to all of your friends. While not the only thing that matters, views, follows and shares will increase your contest rank and help get you noticed! For more details about how the winner is chosen, see the Official Rules.
Performances will be evaluated by the Judging Panel and Don Was based on the following criteria: technique, authenticity, originality, and style.
5 finalists will be hand-selected by Don Was and the judging panel to perform Live at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. From there, Don Was will choose a grand prize winner.

For a complete listing of the finalist prizes and grand prizes, see the List of Prizes.

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