From “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website:
Canadian Radio Star has announced their National Songwriting Competition for unpublished or self-published aspiring songwriters. The deadline for submissions is December 12, 2008. Applicants should send a CD with 1 to 3 songs with a typed lead sheet and contact info. The Grand Prize is $10,000, along with a TASCAM Digital Portastudio, a #5000 radio promotion package, and more.
In addition, C.R.S. is presenting songwriting workshops in cities across Canada during September and October. The workshops are free of charge, but have a limited capacity. Workshop presenters include Jim Vallance, who has written songs for Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Paul Anka, Tina Turner, Aerosmith, Heart, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Ozzy Osbourne and others.
For more information, check out the Canadian Radio Star website.