This article was published in 2010.

The UK Songwriting Contest recently published their latest contest results for 2010, and there is a Finalist and Runner-up right here in Leeds.

"Call This a Draw" by Hollie Sheard reached the finals of the Jazz/Blues category, and was named Runner-up in the international contest, which had over 5,000 entries this year.

Sheard, who wrote the song and performed it along with her band "Hollie Sheard & Friends", is ecstatic at the news. "It's so exciting! There have been some fantastic entries this year and it's a great feeling to be up there among the finalists".

The song will be released on 3rd July as part of a new album titled "By Hook Or By Crook". To celebrate this release, Hollie Sheard & Friends are playing live at an Album Launch Party along with support artist Sebastian John. The event will be held on Saturday 3rd July at The Library Pub In Leeds at 8pm. More information about the launch can be found at