Princeton Songwriter’s/NSAI Chapter Challenge

If you’d like to win a trip to Nashville, please read the following invitation carefully.

Hi All,

It was great meeting all of you at last month’s meeting.

Our next meeting is a big one! April 18, 2023 will be the annual Chapter Challenge! If you’re not yet a member, it’s a good time to join! You can join for the year, or month to month:

Moorestown Library

111 West Second Street

Moorestown, NJ, NJ 08057 

Time: 6:45 – 8:45 pm


Every April the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) hosts the “NSAI Chapter Challenge.”  

NSAI members in Local Chapters across the globe have an opportunity to submit one pre-recorded song at their local Chapter meeting to participate!

Participants must be a current NSAI member and “affiliated” with a Chapter where they wish to attend and submit for the Chapter’s April meeting. (“Affiliated” means you have joined a Local NSAI Chapter and receive information and participate in that Chapter’s activities.)

To find and join a Local Chapter near you, please follow these steps:

  • go to –
  • click the name of the Chapter you are interested in
  • That takes you to the Chapters Profile page 
  • You will see the Chapters information, including a teal button (pic for reference below) that says, “Affiliate With Chapter.”
  • Click “Affiliate with Chapter” to join and you’re all set!

Top Winners

  • The winning NSAI Member chosen will receive:


  • An all-inclusive trip to Nashville including:
    • Roundtrip flight, 2-night hotel stay (exclusions for dates of travel apply)
    • A curated Nashville, Music Row, experience – exclusively customized for each writer, specific to their individual talent, inspirations, and goals 
      • Lunch with NSAI Staff
      • Meet with Performing Rights Organization the winning songwriter(s) is affiliated with 
      • Meet with Publisher that’s in alignment with the songwriter’s style
      • Featured spot for on a local writer’s round – “Smokin’ on the Row” at Bobby’s Idle Hour
      • Travel is for two days and two nights (exclusions for dates of travel apply)
        • Must be booked at least two months in advance and scheduled between Monday – Thursday. 
    • The two winners will also be honored on NSAI socials, as well as at the 2024 NSAI Membership Awards

TOP 20

  • The Top 20 will receive: 


  • In depth Song Feedback by Professional Songwriter & NSAI Team
  • Exclusive Online Pitch Event with a Music Row Publisher
  • Recognition on NSAI Socials and website

Entry Rules

  • No live performances will be accepted.
  • Songs cannot be co-written with a professional songwriter.*
  • Songs under/pending contract are not eligible for submission.
  • Members cannot vote for their own song. 
  • Non-members cannot vote or submit a song in the competition
  • Voting must happen at the Chapter meeting — NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Questions? Let me know!

Scott McDaniel-Erdy



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