There are no lack of song contests out there. But few come with the support of BBC Radio 2. Under the New Talent banner, they are hosting a contest to find new songwriting talent and provide coaching to the writers. So rather than a one-off goody bag, up to 60 songwriters will get a chance to attend a masterclass, with mentors that include Sacha Skarbek (co-writer on James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful”). Being published, I can’t submit. But I’d say that it’s a very interesting initiative. Check the details on New Talent. Check out the mentor section for some words from Skarbek. and if you do sign up, keep us informed. As of today (Nov 16), there are 17 days left.