American Country Music Association
The American Country Music Association exists to consistently and effectively energize, promote and support the National Independent Country, Red Dirt and Americana music industries as well as other styles of Country Music and those involved in every aspect.
ACMA's Annual Songwriter Contest
The American Country Music Association holds an annual Songwriter Contest for ACMA Members only. There are two categories for song entries: Country Music and Christian Country Music. Entries are accepted between March 1 and August 30 of each year. Songs submitted do not have to be current releases or professionally produced. The songs are reviewed by Preliminary Round judges who score them, and based on those scores the top 10 songs in each category is determined. Those top 10 finalists go to the Final Round Judges for scoring, and the overall winner is determined in each category as well as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place runners up and 5 honorable mentions. The overall winners in each category are invited to perform their winning entry on ACMA Special Broadcast and Live Social Media Programming, and will receive special prize packages to be determined annually. All 10 top finalists receive recognition and awards.