What can I win?.

By Posted in - GPSA on August 26th, 2015

Our contest winners receive a wonderful trophy and wide array of career-enhancing prizes, webinars, permission to use our logo and much more…!

The 2019 Awards and Prizes: 

Grand Prize (One Winner) receives:

A Producing/Recording session with 5-Time Grammy Winning music engineer Alfonso Rodenas producer (valued at $15,000 USD).  (2017, 2018 & 2019)

One song mastering session with Stefan Heger (Valued at $2,000 each)(see more details below)

The Grand Prize also includes:  a full radio interview and media promotion from Shayne Locke of Soul Traveller Radio

Featured in the PSA winners press release announcements

Inclusion on PSA Website Winners List in perpetuity

Inclusion on PSA in our Social media promotions

Free tickets for Winner family and friends to the PSA winner ceremony in Los Angeles, CA

Grand and All Jury Panel Category Winners Receive: 

An invitation to be part of 2019 PSA Winner Compilation Album

An invitation to Perform live at a select Project Peace On Earth concert (valued at $5,000)

Ability to invite select ProjectPeaceOnEarth Musical (PPOE) Ambassadors to perform on one of your songs (each valued at $2,000 per session)

One song mastering session with Stefan Heger (Valued at $2,000 each)(see more details below)

Mention and coverage in the PSA winners press release announcements

Inclusion on PSA Website Winners List in perpetuity

Inclusion on PSA in our Social media promotions

Free tickets for Winner family and friends to the PSA winner ceremony in Los Angeles, CA

All Category Winners (Grand Prize, Jury Panel and Public Voting) Recieve: 

A Personalized PSA Trophy “Peace Song” Trophy (of priceless personal value)(one each per category)

Use of one (1) fine art image by Syamarani Dasi or Greg Spalenka. (valued at $1,000 each)(see more details below)

Inclusion on PSA Website Winners List in perpetuity

Inclusion in the PSA winners press release announcements

Inclusion on PSA in our Social media promotions

Free tickets for Winner family and friends to the PSA winner ceremony in Los Angeles, CA


Syamarani Dasi : Since 1966 she has painted over 300 paintings for the temples and books of Srila Prabhupada Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja and Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja (world-famed preachers of Krsna Consciousness and Vedic culture).

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Greg Spalenka Greg Spalenka is an award-winning artist for America’s most prominent publishers of books, magazines, and newspapers (Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Rolling Stone, Time, Sports Illustrated, N.Y. Times, L.A. Times, etc.). As a concept designer, he has worked on feature CG animated and live action films such as The Ant Bully, The Golden Compass, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.



  Legal 2-hour webinar on the Legal Landscape of Music Contracts “Do’s and Don’t” with an esteemed music Attorney Burgundy Morgan. (valued at $900).

Burgundy Morgan, Esq. Disclaimer: Information provided during the Educational Seminar / Discussion is provided solely for informational and educational purposes only, and should not be construed as a legal representation, legal advice or as an offer to perform legal services on any subject matter. Participation does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship. For the avoidance of doubt, the only way to become a client is through a separate formal signed written agreement. Educational Seminar / Discussion content and communications are not solicitations for services and do not propose any type of transaction. Educational Seminar / Discussion content is general information and may not reflect current legal developments or information. There is no warranty, expressed or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information provided.

 Marketing 1 hour: Suzanne Doucet will provide a 1-hour webinar on Music Marketing, Promotions and Sales strategies.
Suzanne Doucet is an award-winning composer, producer, publisher, and music consultant. She has been working with many artists, helping them navigate through the challenges of releasing their own music. She works with a team of promoters and distributors and she can provide you with a shoestring marketing campaign strategy or a large campaign concept, based on your budget! Several of her clients are Grammy (R) winners and Grammy (R) nominees and she won a Grammy (R) Certificate herself for participating on the Grammy (R) winning album “Winds of Samsara” as a Creative Consultant.

 Publicity 1 hour  Beth Hilton - publicity and social media skills



Stefan Heger, a PSA Advisory Board, has worked as an Audio Mastering Engineer for domestic and international Grammy nominated artists for over 20 years.  His company, Fisheye Music Studios, is based in Germany.


We will assist all Grand Prize and Jury Panel winners in inviting select PPOE Musical Ambassadors to perform on the next song of your choosing, schedules permitting. (each valued at $2,000 per session):

Peter Kater  (2016 only)
Peter Kater is a 9 time Grammy nominee/multi-platinum selling Pianist/Composer Peter Kater has been leading innovator of contemporary instrumental music for over 3 decades. His music has been heard all over the world from Healing Centers to the Olympics and Carnegie Hall. He’s performed for presidents and dignitaries; scored the music for over 100 TV & Film productions including 11 On & Off-Broadway dramatic plays and is a proud recipient of the Environment Leadership Award from the United Nations.

Alise Ketnere (Fox Lima)(2016, 2017 2018)
Her new-age sound tied in with her silvery vocals brings us a one-of-a-kind listen. Fox Lima alias Alise Ketnere has won highly recognized songwriting contests and has been involved with international projects that benefit mankind. Fox Lima’s most noted success was when she won the competition for lead vocals for the electronic group Enigma. Lima’s contribution as a vocalist and lyricist helped produce Enigma’s new single “MMX The Social Song.” She won the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Song Contest and recently participated in the “2 Unite All” benefit album which included Grammy winners and famed musicians including Peter Gabriel, Opera singer Sasha Cooke and many more.

MAETAR (2016, 2017 2018)
Itai Disraeli (bass) and Hagai Or (horns) of the group MAETAR.  Their music itself is a declaration of peace, calling on Hebrew and Arabic melodies, filtering it through a rigorous jazz perspective, and the exuberance of funk, soul, and rock.   Their concerts for human rights and peace have brought Arab and Israeli, Muslim, Christian, and Buddhist musicians and communities together alike. Itai is a profound bass player and Hagai’s horn playing can rival anyone’s.

Hani Naser (2016, 2017 2018)
A virtuoso percussionist and Oud player. Considered a master in his field.  Hani has performed and recorded with many of the most influential artists of this era including:  Bob DylanCarlos Santana, Nickey Hopkins (Rolling Stones), Jackson BrownBonnie RaittRy Cooder, Jim Keltner (John Lennon’s drummer), Steve MillerDon Henley (Eagles), Hamza El Din, Kazu Matsui, David BrozaLou Reed, David Lindley and many other great musicians.

Finbar O’Hanlon (2016, 2017 2018)
Finbar O’Hanlon is a globally accomplished musician, clinician and music educator.  As the man who’s being called “the Rockstar of Technology” by the media, Finbar orchestrated his remarkably varied experiences in advanced technology and entertainment to provide the game-changing digital content delivery enabling technology called Linius.

Elijah (2016, 2017 2018)
Elijah (aka “Elijah Ray”) is the founder and co-creator of the Band of Light.  He has shared his inspiring and transformational music from up and down the West Coast to Hawaii, New York, Amsterdam, and Australia, New Zealand and Peru. Currently based on the Island of Kauai, +Elijah- hosts ongoing, community empowering concert experiences called the “Band of Light+Experience”.


  Slim Jim Phantom (James McDonnell) (2016, 2017 2018)

Slim Jim is the famed drummer for Stray Cats. Alongside bandmates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker, he spearheaded the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 1980s.  Phantom currently plays in the band Kat Men with Imelda May guitarist Darrel Higham.

There may be more prizes added. 


A very special thanks to our major 2017 GPSA Ceremony Event Sponsors:

Empower with Art Productions is committed to creating works of art that are infused with powerful and transformative messages, stories, music, visuals and so much more in the hope that they may change the world-one heart at a time.

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles is a progressive, positive, and open church with a strong arts and music culture. We welcome and celebrate those of different faith traditions, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientations.