Vance Joy Wins Grand Prize For 2014 International Songwriting Competition

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — International Songwriting Competition has announced the winners for the 2014 edition of the contest, with the grand prize going to Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy for his song "Riptide."

Vance was the first contestant to win perfect scores from the judges.

The competition received over 18,000 entries from 118 countries this year. Winners were chosen by a panel of celebrity and industry judges including Bastille, Sarah McLachlan, Avicii, Sara Evans, Wayne Shorter, Jason Isbell, Craig Kallman (Chairman and CEO, Atlantic Records); Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records); Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records) and many more.

More than $150,000 US in cash and prizes will be shared by all the winners.

The full list of winners, first, second and third place

AAA
Little Hurricane
Tyler Baker, Landon Milbourn, Brandon Qualkenbush, Paul Moak (Goodbye June)
Sam Eliot

ADULT CONTEMPORARY (AC)
Corbett
Robyn Dell'Unto
Lucy Mason

AMERICANA
Angela Perley (Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons)
Casey Black
Rob Kolar (He's My Brother She's My Sister)

BLUES
Casey Hurt
Tommy Castro
Shawn Hall, Matthew Rogers (The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer)

CHILDREN'S MUSIC
Kyler England, Lalo Crane (Freckles)
Justin Lansing, Joe Mailander (The Okee Dokee Brothers)
Jon Samson / CoCreative Music

COMEDY/NOVELTY
Douglas Stevens (Red Peters), Edward Grenga
Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen
Joel Meeks

1ST PLACE
Bonnie Pine, Dean Dillon, Casey Beathard
The Morrison Brothers Band
Nikki Boon, Ryan Nelson (Haven Drive)

DANCE/ELECTRONICA
French Horn Rebellion
Paul McDermott (Paul Mac), Jessica Malakouti, W. Cate
3LACKJACK

FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER
Daniel Duke
Jordan Casty
Ben Kyle

GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN MUSIC
Cameron Paul Stymeist, Stephanie Midthun (The Reel)
Joseph Pfeifer
Jared Wood, Max Corwin

INSTRUMENTAL
Arshak Sirunyan (Arshak)
Ibrahim Maalouf
Pascal Le Boeuf (RighteousGIRLS)

JAZZ
Arshak Sirunyan (Arshak)
David Friesen
Prasanna Ramaswamy (Prasanna)

LATIN
Jose Abraham, Juanma Leal
Kevin Rooke (Coctel Lounge)
Andro

LYRICS ONLY
Richard Dames (Endless Naps)
Joe Morton
Mwaka Mwape

MUSIC VIDEO
Kimbra Johnson (Kimbra), Matt Morris, Mark Foster, Timon Martin, Stephen McQuinn
Adil Omar
Manolis Stamatiadis (The Speakeasies Swing Band)

PERFORMANCE
Kimbra Johnson (Kimbra), Matt Morris, Mark Foster, Timon Martin, Stephen McQuinn
Jeff Breithaupt, Don Breithauupt (Breithaupt Brothers)
Jerry Jean

POP/TOP 40
Maggie Szabo, Andrew Allen
Tenielle Neda, Rob Agostini, Denny Thakrar
Jordan Higgins, Griffith Frank, Josephina Carr

R&B/HIP-HOP
Dominique Jones (Dom Jones)
Thundamentals
M.anifest (Kwame Tsikata), K. Tsikata, I. Duran, M. Tenkorang

ROCK
San Cisco
Alexander Laska, Fergus Linacre, Jeremy Hunter (Kingswood)
Benjamin Dowd (Apes)

TEEN
Avonlea
Benjamin Rogers
Victoria Celestine

WORLD
Jean Pierre Nimbona (Kidum Kibido & The Bodaboda)
Moana Maniapoto, Paddy Free, Scotty Morrison (Moana & The Tribe)
Joao Nabuco

UNSIGNED ONLY
Joe Morton
Lilian Caputo (LILI-N), Michael Martinez
Justin Snowball (Wons Phreely)

-Staff Writers

Related Post