We have 6 entrants for the USA competition with an anticipated duration of 3 months. After that the European competition will start with 5 participants and is expected to take about 3 months as well.
Judging will be done by the participants and me, for a total of 12 judges! They will vote for the best USA song and the best European song (without voting for their own, of course). Identical prizes are awarded for each place in the USA and European contests - everyone is getting something for their efforts. Will we have an overall first place? I'm leaving that up to the judges.
After the prize awards each song writer may produce a final fully mastered version of their song for a compilation to be published on various social media platforms!