International Songwriting Competition Gets Set for Another Year with High-Profile Judges like Tom Waits, Timbaland and Black Francis

International Songwriting Competition Gets Set for Another Year with High-Profile Judges like Tom Waits, Timbaland and Black Francis
The International Songwriting Competition has announced another year of its long-running contest, and once again, organizers have lined up a wide range of prizes and a high-profile judging staff to get you stoked on submitting your material.

The combined amount of prize money available adds up to $150,000 U.S., with $20,000 allotted to the grand prize winner. To win any of the prizes, you'll have to impress a wildly diverse jury that features Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Adele, Youssou N'Dour, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Timbaland, Kings of Leon, DJ Tiesto, James Mercer, Black Francis and many more artists and executives from across the music industry.

As always, the contest offers a number of categories for songs, including adult contemporary, Americana, blues, children's music, comedy/novelty, country, dance/electronica, folk/singer-songwriter, gospel/Christian, instrumental, jazz, Latin, lyrics only, performance, pop/Top 40, R&B/hip-hop, rock, teen (age 18 or younger), world and music video.

The deadline for entering the contest was extended this week and is now December 2, which should give you lots of time to scrape together your 35-dollar entry fee and fill out the form here.

Here's one of last year's winners. Think you can beat this?