Paramountsong Announces Winners of Nashville International Songwriting Competition ®

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Grand Prize winnings of $1000 in cash and prizes and more awarded to Maddie Larkin

ParamountSong, the Nashville Songwriting Connection for songwriters throughout the world, is pleased to announce phase 4 winners in the 2012 Nashville international Songwriting Competition®.

Winners were selected from over 2000 entries.

Winners include:

Grand Prize: Maddie Larkin of West Falls, NY, has won the Grand Prize for her song ‘Cold Heart’. Maddie's winnings include $1000 in cash and prizes, including $500 cash PLUS a full 7-piece band demo on CD.

First Prize: Mackenzie McHugh of Caro, MI, has won First Prize for her song ‘Stepping Stone’. Mackenzie has earned $500 in cash and prizes, including $100 in cash PLUS a full 5-piece band demo on CD.

Award of Honor: Rich Espinoza of Wheeling, Il,  has won the Award of Honor for his lyric ‘Need To Know Basis’. Rich's prize is a single instrument and vocal demo on CD.

Award of Honor: James Evans of New Paltz, NY,  has won the Award of Honor for his song ‘Old Flame’. James's prize is a single instrument and vocal demo on CD.

All listed winners will have their winning entry go on iTunes and through StarTune Records, Nashville's internet record label.

Started in 1998, The Nashville International Songwriting Competition® has been open to emerging songwriters all over the world and features some very distinct advantages, including awards of over $125,000. Multiple phases of the competition throughout the year means prizes are awarded faster and more often than contests that happen only once a year and offers a level playing field for emerging songwriters who don't have to compete with writers who've already had major label recording or publishing deals. The competition allows opportunities for both lyric writers AND song writers to compete for prizes. 

Phases include a Valentine Love Song Competition, A Spring Competition, One for Summer to look for ever popular Summer songs, a Fall Event and an all-important Christmas Competition which seeks new entries to compete with the ever-popular Christmas songs so loved throughout the world.

ABOUT PARAMOUNTSONG: Founded in 1983, ParamountSong, the Nashville Songwriting Site and songwriter resource company, provides professional songwriting help for songwriters, including lyricists, internationally.

For more information on ParamountSong or the Nashville International Songwriting Competition ®, please visit

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