Deadline Approaching For Chris Austin Songwriting Contest
February 5, 2010 at 11:37 AM (PT)
The submission deadline for the 18th Annual CHRIS AUSTIN SONGWRITING CONTEST, hosted by MERLEFEST 2010, ends FEBRUARY 18th.
Contest entries for songs in Country, Bluegrass, Gospel and General music categories are being accepted via snail mail (P.O. Box 121855, NASHVILLE, TN 37212), AMERICAN SONGSPACE (www.americansongspace.com/chrisaustinsongwritingcontest) or through SONICBIDS (www.sonicbids.com/chrisaustinsongwritingcontest).
Songs are judged by a panel of NASHVILLE songwriters, publishers and other music industry professionals. Twelve finalists, three from each category, will be announced the first week of APRIL. Each of the finalists will perform on the AUSTIN STAGE at MERLEFEST 2010 (APRIL 29th - MAY 2nd in WILKESBORO, NC).
First-place winners in each category receive a performance on the CABIN STAGE at MERLEFEST, a TAYLOR Big Baby acoustic guitar, a check for $300, two boxes of D’ADDARIO strings and one-year subscriptions to both ACOUSTIC GUITAR and AMERICAN SONGWRITER magazines. In addition, AMERICAN SONGWRITER will offer exclusive on-site interview and recording sessions with each first place winner.