For all aspiring singers, a song contest is a great way to receive exposure for your songs. A singing and songwriting contest offers better opportunities and provides rewards that can help sustain you in your continuing efforts.
Indeed, a singing contest is an online platform that can provide exposure to your song and help to launch your career as a musician. The most important aspect of winning a music contest is having your name published, which has the potential to drive more people to find out more about you. I believe that it pays to be realistic and informed about the publicity aspect of a songwriting contest.
First and foremost, the focus is almost always on the individual song. There are song contests that require you to sign away at least some portion of your rights to the song. You typically retain ownership of the song. You need to understand the difference between owning a song and having rights to a song. Apart from raw talent, publicity is perhaps the most important aspect of success.
While on the subject of singing and songwriting contest, I believe that it makes sense to give your song the benefit of everything you have at your disposal. You might have written a great song, but it needs to sound great. As a singer, if you think that presentation does not matter, it does. If you believe in your song, then show it with a great presentation.