The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), widely recognized as the world’s premier songwriting event, today announced its 2012 winners. ISC’s Grand Prize is awarded to Idaho native Joshua Hanson of the band Yellow Red Sparks for his song “Monsters With Misdemeanors,” entered in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category. The Grand Prize winner is awarded $25,000 in cash (US) and an additional $40,000 in merchandise and services. A total of 68 winners from 119 countries worldwide were selected from over 20,000 entries, and for the first time ever, more than half of the winners are from outside the USA. Past ISC winners include Gotye, The Band Perry, Kasey Chambers, Amanda Palmer, Gin Wigmore, King Charles, Kimbra, Passenger, Andrew Bird, and many more.