Patrice Pike, a true woman in rock behind the Rock/Alternative group Sister Seven (from Austin, TX, USA) has won the overall top prize of the 2004 Songwriting Competition.
“My Three Wishes” was the winning song written by Patrice Pike, Wayne Sutton, Sean Phillips and Darrell Phillips. Winners came from United Kingdom, United States, Czech Republic, Australia, The Bahamas, Germany, Canada and Denmark.
David Francey (of Ontario, CANADA) was a finalist in 2003, won first prize in the Folk category of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition. Canadians have won the prize in this category three years in a row.
In 2002 and 2004, James Keelaghan won the prize in the Folk category. Trevor ‘Suni Clay’ Walker (of Ontario, CANADA) won first prize (hip-Hop).
Christine Spero (of East Jewett, NY) was a finalist in 2002, won first prize in the Jazz category. Aruna (of Los Angeles, CA), an honorable mention winner in 2003 won First Prize in the Pop category. This shows that persistence does pay off.
Charlotte Kelly (of London, UK) is the first legally blind singer-songwriter to ever win first prize in the USA Songwriting Competition, she won first prize in the R&B category with “Cheeky”.