What is Waterfront Worship?

Waterfront Worship is made up of a group of professionals in our community who aim to celebrate life and the love of Christ through a song writer’s invitational and concert.

Can you recreate a song that has already been created?

The intent of the songwriter’s invitational is to look for new and original works.  However, songs in the public domain may be used for creative adaptation and will be accepted.

If chosen, who will play the music at the concert?

A backup band will be provided; however we recommend participants bring chord charts and lead sheets.

Will Waterfront Worship pay my way to Ludington?

Winners of the preliminary round will be awarded a partial scholarship to participate in the Songwriter’s Invitational; however they must provide their own transportation and accommodations.

How much does it cost to enter the songwriting competition?

There is no entry fee to submit a song; however participants selected to participate in the Songwriter’s Workshop will be asked to pay $35 to cover the remainder of the cost to participate in the workshop.  Checks can be made out to HELP Ministry/Waterfront Worship and mailed to Waterfront Worship, P.O Box 23, Ludington, MI 49431

When is the deadline?

The deadline for song submissions is March 31, 2017 at 11:59pm.

How will I submit my song?

Songs will be submitted on our website via YouTube, Dropbox, or SoundCloud.

Are there any age requirements?

There are no age requirements to enter. If the songwriter is under 18 years of age a release signed by a parent or guardian may be required.

How many songs can I enter?

Each individual may enter up to 3 songs.

Will Waterfront Worship accept spoken word?

Waterfront Worship is accepting submissions for a chance to participate in a songwriting invitational.  Song and melody must be included in submission.

Is there a maximum time limit for a song?

A song submission must be no longer than 5minutes.

How and when will preliminary winners be notified?

Preliminary winners will be notified by email or phone after April 15th.

Can I submit a song that I co-wrote with someone?

Yes. If a song is co-written, both participants will be expected to come and pay the additional $35.00 to participate in the Invitational.

Is the Invitational open to all genres?

Waterfront Worship is a songwriting invitational for the praise and worship genre.

Is the Invitational only open to people residing in the USA?

The Invitational is not limited to those residing in the USA.

Is there a grand prize?

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a publishing contract with Integrity Music.

Does the submission need to be professionally recorded?

Songs do not need to be recorded with professional quality in order to be submitted.

If I enter my song do I still own the copyrights?

Yes.  Waterfront Worship is making no claims to ownership on any of your songs.