Contest Info

  • The Next Holiday Classic (TNHC) song contest is open to all songwriters, lyricists and composers. Entries must be written or co-written by entrant. Songs must not be signed with a publisher. All entries submitted must be original songs and shall not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Songs may have multiple co-writers, but only one name should be designated on the entry form. Entrant shall, by entering, indemnify and hold TNHC harmless from and against any claims inconsistent with the foregoing.
  • Entrants may submit up to three (3) original recorded songs online to be considered for the contest. MP3 file format required. Songs lyrics and songwriter credits must be included. Lyrics must be in English and should be of a winter holiday theme. TNHC does not give feedback or critique to entrants.
  • Preliminary screening of all entries for lyrics, melody, composition, originality, and performance will be done by TNHC. Thirty (30) entries will be accepted and placed in one of three weekly semi-finals. Each semi-final will include ten (10) songs. Deadline for song entriesĀ is August 1, 2016.
  • Entrants agree to allow The Next Holiday Classic Song Contest, and its parent company, The Kalliergo Group the rights to use their song in the promotion and advertising of the contest.
  • The semi-finals will be held the consecutive weeks of November 27, November 4, and December 11, 2016. The three (3) songs receiving the most online votes in each weekly semi-final plus one additional wild card entry, chosen by TNHC, will advance to the final, to be held beginning December 18, and running through midnight December 23, 2014. In the final, online votes will count for 75% of the judging, while TNHC judges’ voting will count for 25%. The three finalists receiving the most votes will be declared first, second and third place winners and be announced , December 24, 2016. TNHC will use its best efforts to announce the winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays. Note: Voters will be limited to one ballot per week.

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