HONORS

SPECIAL AWARD


ASCAPLU$ Award Recipient
for several successive terms
by ASCAP's Popular Awards Panel.
Currently, for the 2009-2010 Distribution Year,
Based on Song Performance and Exposure of
Compositions by Writer Member
Karen Benedetto in the year 2009

http://www.ascap.com/index.html


CONTESTS

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2010 Great Lakes Songwriting Contest

Honorable Mention: "You're the One"©
Lead Vocals: Zoe Lyons
Arrangement: Doug Oberhamer

http://www.greatlakessongwritingcontest.net/

2010 UK Songwriting Contest

Category: Folk/Country
Semi-Finalist: "A Pencil and a Pad
Arrangement and Vocals: Steven Ray Watkins

AND

Category: Open
Commended Entry: "Everywoman Blues
Vocals: Karen Benedetto

http://www.SongwritingContest.co.UK/

26th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (2009)
(Songwriters Assn. of Washington)

Category: Gospel/Inspirational/Christian
First Place (Gold) Winner: "Walking In the Light
Lead Vocals: Avery Sommers
Arrangement: Doyle Newmyer

AND

Category: Rap/Urban/R&B
Honorable Mention: "You're the One"©
Lead Vocals: Everett Bradley
Arrangement: Doug Oberhamer


http://www.saw.org/masc.asp

2008 Great Lakes Songwriting Contest Honorable Mention: "My Biggest Claim To Fame"© Demo & Recording Vocals: Danny Green and Honorable Mention: "One"© Demo & Recording Vocals: Tim DiPasqua http://www.greatlakessongs.com/winners.htm

2009 Great Lakes Songwriting Contest

Honorable Mention: "What Do I Do Now (Without You)""©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Tim DiPasqua

http://www.greatlakessongs.com/winners.htm

2009 First International Peace Songwriting Contest
Peace Music Foundation, NYC

5th Place Monetary Award Recognition for

"One"©

Demo & Recording Vocals: Tim DiPasqua

http://peacemusiccommunity.ning.com/forum/topics/announcing-the-2009-first

unisong 12th annual

12th Annual Unisong International Songwriting Contest

Category: Country
Finalist: "My Biggest Claim To Fame"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Danny Green

AND

Category: Seasonal/Specialty
Finalist: "I'm Giving Love This Christmas"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Marieann Meringolo

http://www.unisong.com/Winners12.aspx

10th Annual Great American Song Contest (2008)
Category: Lyric Writing
'Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting' Award:
"Everywoman Blues"©

Demo & Recording Vocals: Karen Benedetto

http://www.greatamericansong.com/winners.html

3rd Peacedriven Songwriting Contest (2008)

Honorable Mention: "Time and Truth"©
Demo Recording Vocals: Karen Benedetto

http://www.peacedriven.com/

Song of the Year Songwriting Competition
November 2008 Round

Runner Up: "A Chanukah Prayer"©
Demo Recording Vocals: Anthony Santelmo Jr

http://www.songoftheyear.com:80/winners/2008/nov/rups.htm

25th Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (2008)
(Songwriters Assn. of Washington)

Category: Gospel/Inspirational/Christian
Honorable Mention: "The Call"©
Demo Arrangement & Recording Vocals: Marieann Meringolo

and

Category: Open
Honorable Mention: "Happy New Year To You"©
Demo Arrangement & Recording Vocals: Antonio Edwards

http://www.saw.org/masc.asp

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2008 Clonmel Song Contest (Ireland)

Category: Open
Judges Merit Entry: "Time and Truth"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Karen Benedetto

http://clonmelnationalsongcontest.com:80/

2008 Great Lakes Songwriting Contest Honorable Mention: "My Biggest Claim To Fame"© Demo & Recording Vocals: Danny Green and Honorable Mention: "One"© Demo & Recording Vocals: Tim DiPasqua http://www.greatlakessongs.com/winners.htm

2008 Great Lakes Songwriting Contest

Honorable Mention: "My Biggest Claim To Fame"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Danny Green

and

Honorable Mention: "One"©
Demo & Recording Vocals:  Tim DiPasqua

http://www.greatlakessongs.com/winners.htm

2008 UK Songwriting Contest

Category: Adult Contemporary
Finalist: "I'll Never Lie To You"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Connie Pachl

AND

Category: Open
Commended Entry: "A Chanukah Prayer"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Anthony Santelmo Jr

AND

Category: Folk/Country
Commended Entry: "My Biggest Claim To Fame"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Danny Green

http://www.SongwritingContest.co.UK/

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15th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Contest

Category: Country
Honorable Mention: "My Biggest Claim To Fame"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Danny Green

and

Category: Americana/Folk
Honorable Mention: "California"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Scott Coulter

http://BillboardSongContest.com

2007 UK Songwriting Contest

Category: Pop
Semi-Finalist: "You're There"©
Demo Arrangement & Recording Vocals: Steven Ray Watkins

AND

Category: Folk/Country
Semi-Finalist: "Wakin' Up Alone"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: John DePalma

http://www.SongwritingContest.co.UK/

11th Annual Unisong International Songwriting Contest

Category: L.U.N.C.H. (Local United Network To Combat Hunger)
Finalist: "Holding On"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Karen Benedetto

AND

Category: Gospel/Christian
Honorable Mention: "One"©
Demo & Recording Vocals:  Tim DiPasqua

http://www.unisong.com and http://www.lunchensemble.com

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14th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Contest

Category: Contemporary Christian/Gospel
Honorable Mention: "Walking in the Light"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Avery Sommers

http://BillboardSongContest.com

2nd Annual International Narrative Song Competition (2006)

Narrative Lyrics - Category: Children's/Fantasy/Novelty
First Place Winner: "Right Off the Bat 2004"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Karen Benedetto

http://www.narrativemusic.ca/insc.html

23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (2006)
(Songwriters Assn. of Washington)

Category: Adult Contemporary
Honorable Mention: "You're There"©
Demo Arrangement & Recording Vocals: Steven Ray Watkins

http://www.saw.org/masc.asp

Second Annual Texas Songwriters Cruise Contest (2006)

Category: Christian
2nd Place Winner: "One"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Marcus Simeone

AND

Category: Acoustic/Folk
Finalist: "Southern Rains"©
(a response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita)
Demo & Recording Vocals: Karen Benedetto

http://www.txsongwriterscruise.com/contest.asp

Piano Press

Piano Press's 6th Annual Art of Music Writing Contest (2006)

Category: Lyrics (about music and the process of its creation)
2nd Place Winner: "A Pencil and a Pad" ("The Songwriter Song")©
Demo Recording Vocals: Steven Ray Watkins

http://www.pianopress.com/artofmusic.htm

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2005-2006 Unisong International Songwriting Contest

Category: Pop Uptempo
Honorable Mention: "You're There"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Steven Ray Watkins

http://www.unisong.com

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13th Annual Billboard Song Contest

Category: Country/Folk
Honorable Mention:
"A Pencil and a Pad" ("The Songwriter Song")©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Steven Ray Watkins

AND

Category: Contemporary Christian/Gospel
Honorable Mention: "One"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Marcus Simeone

http://www.BillboardSongContest.com

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2005 Great American Song Contest

Category: Acoustic/Folk
Honor Award: "Southern Rains"©
(a response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita)
Demo & Recording Vocals: Karen Benedetto

http://www.GreatAmericanSong.com

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2005 International Narrative Song Competition

Category: Journey of Self-Discovery
Honorable Mention: "Holding On"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Karen Benedetto

http://www.narrativemusic.ca/insc.html

2005 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest
(Songwriters Assn. of Washington)

Category: Gospel/Inspirational
Honorable Mention: "One"©
Demo & Recording Vocals: Marcus Simeone

http://saw.org/saw/masc.asp

Paramount Group’s
2004 Nashville International Song & Lyric Competition

Category: Christmas Songs
Award of Honor: The Perfect Gift
("I'm Giving Love This Christmas")
©
Demo & Recording Vocals:  Marieann Meringolo

2004 UK Songwriting Contest

Category:  Christian/Gospel
Finalist:  "One"©
Demo & Recording Vocals:  Marcus Simeone

http://www.SongwritingContest.co.UK/

2004 Tipperary (Ireland) International Song of Peace Contest

Category:  Peace Song
Finalist:  "One"©
Live Contest Vocals:  Pamela Palmieri
Recording Vocals:  Tim DiPasqua

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2003 Tipperary (Ireland) International Song of Peace Contest

Category:  Peace Song
Finalist:  "The Call" ©
Live Contest Vocals:  Scott Coulter
Demo Vocals:  SheVon Jacob and/or “passage

2003 Unisong International Song Contest

Category:  Gospel/Contemporary Christian
Entry of Merit/Finalist:  "Walking in the Light"©
Demo & Recording Lead Vocals:  Avery Sommers

http://www.Unisong.com

2003 UK Songwriting Contest

Category:  Christian/Gospel
Finalist:  "Walking in the Light"©
Demo & Recording Lead Vocals:  Avery Sommers

Category:  Miscellaneous (Holiday)
Finalist: The Perfect Gift
("I'm Giving Love This Christmas")
©
Demo & Recording Vocals:  Marieann Meringolo

http://www.SongwritingContest.co.UK/

2003 Great American Song Contest

Category:  Special Category Music (Christmas)
Honor Award:  The Perfect Gift
("I'm Giving Love This Christmas")
©
Demo & Recording Vocals:  Marieann Meringolo

http://www.GreatAmericanSong.com


SONGWRITING SHOWCASES

 

MAC/ASCAP SONGWRITER’S SHOWCASE(S)
Co-Produced by Michael Kerker (ASCAP) &
Jamie de Roy for MAC (Manhattan Assn. of Cabarets and Clubs)

"You're There"©
Performed by Steven Ray Watkins

The Perfect Gift
("I'm Giving Love This Christmas")
©
Performed by Marieann Meringolo

  "The Call" ©
Performed by Marieann Meringolo

http://www.ascap.com/index.html
http://www.macnyc.com/

NEW YORK SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY
“New Songwriter’s Series”

Produced by Sandi Durell for NYSMS 

"Time and Truth"©
Performed by Sue Matsuki

"You're There" ©
Performed by Marcus Simeone

"Swing"©
Performed by Julie Reyburn

"The Call" ©
Performed by Scott Coulter

"Yesterdays"©
Performed by Nancy McGraw

http://www.nysms.org/

 


For Further Information, please contact:


Karen Benedetto Songs
Phone & Fax: (845) 268-3170
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