Richard was a finalist for the Unsigned Only Music Competition and the International Songwriting Competition(ISC), earning an honorable mention in both competitions. He was a finalist among 6,000 entries from over 100 countries for the Unsigned Only competition, and as a finalist in the ISC competition he was among the top 2% of all 19,000 entrants world wide.
You can watch his winning entry below that he recorded at the iconic Capitol Studios in Hollywood. His song, "You Make Me Feel Incredible!" was composed to sound like the "Incredibles" soundtrack.