International Songwriting Competition - Now It's Your Turn

I don't know much about the International Songwriting Competition. Their judges include Black Francis from the Pixies etc., Darryl McDonald from Run-DMC, and "Weird Al" Yankovic, so that's a plus in my book. There's an entry fee for folks to participate, so that's a demerit. But there's a children's music category. (I could dream that the folks above judge this category, but I'm guessing it's the Music for Little People CEO and the Senior VP at Nickelodeon.)

Anyway, they've named the 2008 finalists, and there are few familiar names on the list -- Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Leeny and Steve, Babaloo, and Rock Daddy Rock. If you would like to demonstrate the power of the internet in action, you can go here to sign up and vote for the finalists.

Alternately, you could just click through and see the list of finalists (songs and artists). Up to you.

"A Cow Who Likes To Whistle" Jill Carole (The Flutterbys) – Corte Madera, CA, USA
"Banana Pie" Christopher Pennington, Paul Johnston – Montreal, QC, Canada
"Bongo Baby" Amy Elkins (Mama Mac) – Bala Cynwyd, PA, USA
"Broccoli Yet" Dan Flannery (Flannery Brothers) – Bangor, ME, USA
"Commotion In The Ocean" John Simmons, Leah Thomas (Bus-ta-groove) – Sydney, NSW, Australia
"Flip Flapjacks" Marcy Marxer (Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer) – Kensington, MD, USA
"Fuss On The Bus" Radha Sahar (Radha & the Kiwi Kid) – Wellington, New Zealand
"Girls Vs. Boys" Matt Lavan, Mike Griffith (Krazy Kuzins) – Cypress, TX, USA
"Mammals" Ilene Altman, Steven Equi (Leeny and Steve) – Gloucester, MA, USA
"My Toothbrush Fell In The Toilet" Rob Compton (Babaloo Music & Fun) – Washington, MO, USA
"Scat in the Hat" Chris McKhool, Kevin Laliberte – Toronto, ON, Canada
"Wee Wee Dance" Rob Compton (Babaloo Music & Fun) – Washington, MO, USA
"We're The Chorus" Dr. Mac, Brian Mann (Dr. Mac And Friends) – Santa Barbara, CA, USA
"When You Grow Up" Chris Bihuniak (Rock Daddy Rock) – Leawood, KS, USA
"Wish Wish I Was A Fish" Paul Runalls, Chris Atkinson – Regina, SK, Canada