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The list winners and finalists of the 5th Annual Christmas/Holiday Songwriting Competition have been released. Folk Singer-Songwriter Craig Werth won top honors with their song “These Ornaments”.

“I am honored to be recognized along with the other fine writer-musicians, and to serve as a representative of folk-acoustic music. Gratitude to all those who have supported me as an artist, including my wife/best pal Liz, my family, artists David Francey, Christine Lavin, Allison Lupton, Guy Capecalatro III, and Kyle Carey, and to the radio champions who bring our art out into the world.”, said Craig Werth, a Folk singer-songwriter.

James Carter Cathcart won the second prize with his song “Christmas Morning”. He received various music publishing offers from various music publishers after his win.

Songwriters Sonya Watts, Lori Lee Loving, Zoe Brush & David Hawkins won the third prize with their song “A Much More Silent Night”. They also received various music publishing offers from various music publishers after their win.

Here is the list of the winners:

The Top 3 winners:

 

First Prize

“These Ornaments” by Craig Werth

 

Second Prize

“Christmas Morning” by James Carter Cathcart

 

Third Prize

“A Much More Silent Night” by Sonya Watts, Lori Lee Loving, Zoe Brush & David Hawkins

 

 

Top 20 Finalists:

“This Year” by Anthony Babino & Rebel Kicks

“My Love For Christmas” by David Martin, Graham Noon & Josie Rockett

“A Much More Silent Night” by Sonya Watts, Lori Lee Loving, Zoe Brush & David Hawkins

“The Star” by Mats Dernánd & Per Alexandersson

“Make Time for Christmas” by Bill Elrod & Corey Lee Barker

“Somethin’ Bout the Snow” by Alyssa Jacey & Corey Lee Barker

“Advent Hymn” by Rick Lee James & Ted Rastatter

“These Ornaments” by Craig Werth

“If Every Day Could Be Christmas” by Anthony Little, Gary Baker & Frank Myers

“(Maybe We’ll Have) Christmas This Year” by Heather Bambrick & Diane Leah

“Ticket Home” by Josie Bisto, Scott Barrier & Alexa Slaymaker

“Dear Mr Santa Claus” by Billy Sprague & Joe Beck

“Together is All I Really Want” by Tai Shan Kesecker & Hal Odell

“One Voice” by Augie Haas & Angelo Soriano

“Come Home For Christmas” by Richard Schultzberg, Jany Schella, SharonVaughn & Johan Landquist

“The Best Christmas Of All” by John Cirillo & Tamara Laurel McGuckin

“Christmas Morning” by James Carter Cathcart

“Feels Like Snow” by Shawnee Kilgore & Colin Gilmore

“It’s Christmas Time” by Rick Margin

“Mr. Claus” by Juri Jinnai & Emergency Tiara

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.songwriting.net/xmas-results

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