Lyrics Make The Song Contest

Poetry Contest
Hear ye! Hear ye! Poets have their own contests. Storytellers have their own contests. And, I believe it is high time us lyricists do too. Therefore, the December 2017 edition of the Brett Matthew West Lyrics Make The Song Contest has begun. All Lyricists are invited to pen their newest masterpieces and submit them to this contest. There is one slight twist to this edition of my contest this go around: in keeping with the approaching season, the lyric must be either a secular or a religious Christmas lyric.

Remember, all entries must be LYRICS only, no music or other enhancements allowed for this contest. You can include one picture though.

Also, for those of you who may not be aware, I do lead the Lyrics Make The Song Club for FanStory. Here, you have the opportunity to present lyrics, completed original songs, and share lyric writing insights with other like-minded members. But, nothing you downloaded that belongs to anyone else is permitted.

The November 2017 winner: michaelcahill - "I Told Ya So"

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 55.00 member dollars. There are 7 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest Is Closed.

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This contest requires "blind" entries. That means your posted work will have no means to identify you when viewed. Your name and other information will not be shown. Fan notifications will not be sent for work posted in this contest. It will still be available in your portfolio and treated like all other posts. But when viewed information to identify it with you will not be shown until after the voting is completed.

All contest entries will be reviewed by the Contest Entry Compliance Committee. The committee will read all entries to ensure that the contest rules are being followed. If your entry is disqualified you will not be refunded the entry fees. The committee will review the entries when the deadline is reached. The voting will begin after the committee determines that all entries qualify and disqualify those that do not. This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest. A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.

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If you plan to write for this contest reserve a spot. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on that work is not eligible for a contest.

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Entered Amazing Son of God
Entered Gentle, Gentle Was the Night
Entered Weeping Willow
Entered Holiday, Holiday
Entered Dreaming of a warm Christmas
Waiting For Entry
Entered Do I have to go to Christmas
Entered All Kings
Entered This Sacred Morn
Entered Scrooge Today
Entered Thanks for Choosing Me