2013-2014 Most Powerful Voices Contest

The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's Most Powerful Voices Gospel Music Contest is presented by Uplifting Entertainment for the 5th year! Most Powerful Voices is a gospel music contest to showcase inspiring music and artists across America and helps you lead a healthier life through reducing your risks of stroke and heart disease.

Do you have the gospel voice that can claim the title of Most Powerful Voices?

Enter today!

Get your fans to vote!

Download the mobile app for easy voting.

Who can enter this gospel music contest:

  • Gospel, holy hip-hop, and praise-and-worship artists
  • 18 or older
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Original song or one from the Song List
  • Fans register to vote
  • Read the official rules, terms and conditions

Important dates:

Round 1: Until March 2, 2014:
Artist Entry and Voting

Round 2: March 4, 2014 - March 30, 2014:
Vote on top 100 artists

Round 3: April 1, 2014 - April 28, 2014:
Vote on top 50 artists

April 30, 2014 - May 15, 2014:
Judges evaluate top 10 artists and choose winner

April 30, 2014 - May 15, 2014:
Vote for your fan favorite in each category

May 20, 2014 (on or about):
Grand Prize Winner and Fan Favorites Announced


Win Big!


Grand Prize Winner:
  • Performance opportunity at a 2015 Stellar Awards Showcase. Travel and hotel provided by RCA Inspiration for one person.
  • Coaching by RCA artists Deon Kipping or comparable artist
  • $1500 cash from the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association
  • Digital Download of the Week from UP
  • $5,000 worth of music equipment from Roland
  • And more!

  • Top 10 Artists:
  • Written review and recommendations from key industry experts
  • Featured on UPtv.com
  • CD prize pack

  • Fan:
  • Music and fitness pack (iTunes card, earbuds, fitness tracker)
  • Congratulations to the 2013-2014 gospel music contest winner:

    Marcus "Elder Mac" McFarlin

    Congratulations to the 2012-2013 gospel music contest winner:

    Vetrea Slack Ruffin

    Congratulations to the 2012-2013 fan favorite:

    Nikea Marie

    Congratulations to the 2011-2012 gospel music contest winner:

    PLo Jetson

    Congratulations to the 2010-2011 gospel music competition winners:

    Top Artist

    Top Choir

    Brandon Camphor and Oneway
    (signed to Music World Gospel label)
    Daniel Mitchell and Hillel