Lorde will judge this year's International Songwriting Competition

Want Lorde to hear your songs? Now's your chance. Photo / FilmMagic
Want Lorde to hear your songs? Now's your chance. Photo / FilmMagic

If you've ever wanted Lorde to hear your songs, now's your chance as the Kiwi pop star has been named as a judge for the 2016 International Songwriting Competition.

She'll join a panel of judges which includes Tom Waits, Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley, the Dixie Chicks' Martie Maguire, the Civil Wars' Joy Williams and more.

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The ISC is an annual contest which aims to "provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena."

The annual competition launched in 2002, and is open to both amateur and professional songwriters. They're judged on creativity, originality, lyrics, melody, arrangement and general likeability.

Back on the panel for the second year running, Lorde will help choose 71 winners across 23 categories with the overall winner taking home $25,000, nine days of recording time at Dark Horse Recording Studios, a custom acoustic guitar, and more.

Previous winners include Vance Joy, Bastille, Gotye, Missy Higgins, and Kiwis Kimbra and Gin Wigmore.

The competition is accepting applicants from now until September 9. Find out more info here.

- NZ Herald

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