A galaxy of legendary musicians including Brian Wilson, Tom Waits, Ray Davies, Nelly Furtado, Jerry Lee Lewis, Loretta Lynn and Frank Black are the judges of this year's (07) International Songwriting Competition.
Wannabe songwriters' entries will be listened to by the A-list panel, who will award one lucky winner $25,000 (GBP12,500) in cash and a further $20,000 (GBP10,000) worth of prizes. Two runners-up will also take home cash prizes.
Ornette Coleman, former New Order star Peter Hook, The Cure's Robert Smith, Darryl 'D.M.C.' MCDaniels, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, MACy Gray and Sean Paul are also on the judges' panel.
The deadline for submissions is 15 October (07).