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About the Contest

Waysound is providing a once in a lifetime experience to the best local up-and-coming musicians and artists in the Chicagoland area. Our hope is to drive community involvement to support amateur artists in prospering to their full musical potential for the world to hear. It’s easy and fun, so get writing and submit your original song today!


How to Submit



1. “Like” the Waysound Facebook Page

2. Post your video on the Waysound Recording Facebook Page

3. and include:

♪ Entrants Name

♪ Song Title

♪ Description – What is the song about? What is it inspired from?



How To Submit - Example


  • Video – submissions must be 5 minutes or less and include video and audio of the entrant performing their song live.

  • Entrants must live in the Chicagoland area.

  • The contest is limited to amateur songwriters only, no professionals in the biz please.

  • Submissions are limited to 1 entry per Person/Group.

Judging Criteria:

  • Creativity – The song displays true thought and passion.

  • Originality – How well does the song standout from others?

  • Lyrics – The lyrics are meaningful and catchy.

  • Arrangement – The flow of the song and its overall pattern.

  • Technicality - How well the piece is performed.

*All entrants retain all publishing rights to their song. If under the age of 18 you must provide written consent of a parent or a legal guardian in order to participate in the contest.

Studio Musicians

Grand Prize winners will receive a recording session with our featured studio musicians to create a full band version of their song. Learn more about each musician here!

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