Submissions open on January 1st 2020!
The songwriting entries are reviewed and judged by the songwriting merits alone. Production quality is not taken into consideration. We are looking for great songwriters, not great producers. A simple home or live recording of a song has the same chance of winning the songwriting contest as a professional recording has of winning. Many of the past winners have placed with simple vocal/guitar or vocal/piano recordings. Vocal ability is ‘not’ taken into consideration. Only the “songwriting” elements of the songs are considered when determining the winners.
HOW WE AWARD THE PRIZES.
Once all of the material is judged, there will be one winning song representing each of the categories. During the second round of judging, those top songs then compete against each other to determine the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and director’s choice place winners. It will be these winners who will be awarded the cash and prizes.
First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100
With more cash prizes and gift certificates….
WMVY Judges Choice (Jess Phaneuf) – opportunity to interview with Alison Hammond on mvyradio “Local MusiCafe” .
Judge’s Choice (Jon Evans) – A day of recording at The Studio at Brick Hill with grammy nominated producer Jon Evans
Judge’s Choice (Sarah Swain) – opportunity to perform at Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival in May 2019 (*female songwriters only)
Director’s Choice (Monica Rizzio) – opportunity to perform at a Vinegrass sponsored concert in 2019.
1st Place – Maria – Hayley Sabela -PLYMOUTH
2nd Place – Heart of Stone – Lainey Dionne – RI
3rd Place – Like Lightning – Rachel Harvey Hill – RI