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The US-based International Songwriting Competition (ISC) recently announced its 2012 winners. [caption id="attachment_431513" align="alignnone" width="283"]Joshua Hanson Joshua Hanson[/caption]

The US-based International Songwriting Competition (ISC) recently announced its 2012 winners. The coveted ISC Grand Prize has been awarded to Irvine, California songwriter Joshua Hanson (Yellow Red Sparks), for his folk song "Monsters With Misdemeanors." The Grand Prize is ISC's highest honor, and prizes include $25,000 cash and over $40,000 in merchandise and services.

The competition received over 20,000 entries from 119 countries, making 2012 the most competitive year ever. The winners were chosen by a prestigious panel of celebrity and industry judges including Tom Waits; Nas, Bernie Taupin; Robert Smith (The Cure); Tegan and Sara; McCoy Tyner; Martina McBride; John Mayall; Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records); and many others. More than $150,000 US in cash and prizes will be shared by the winners.

www.songwritingcompetition.com



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