Since its inception late last July, the Firstfruits Music Awards for emerging and undiscovered Christian artists and songwriters is making an impact on the world stage.   Participants are flocking in from across Europe, the Americas, Africa and India.

Based upon the current numbers and with 20% of the song submissions, the UK takes second place. The number one spot goes to the USA with 27%.

Nigel Swaby, founder of Firstfruits Music Awards said, “I was convinced that the concept to offer a global platform for undiscovered Christian artists would be well received, especially with a grand prize of £25,000 in cash. What makes this event unique is that the whole Christian community are invited to participate. Churchgoers can vote for their favourite songs and there is a cash prize for church missions too.

“I initially wrestled with how we could gain enough credibility and traction to make this initiative known globally, especially from a standing start. However, having a top flight panel of highly regarded and respected industry judges has made all the difference.

“We recently held our first radio interview with Vision Christian Media (formerly known as  UCB Australia), with another broadcast scheduled this February.”

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