We are excited to announce the dates for our 2021 Songwriter Competition
Prelim week #1 – October 18
Prelim week #2 – October 25
Prelim week #3 – November 1
Prelim week #4 – November 8
FINALE NIGHT – November 15
Here is a quick run down on rules, guidelines, and important facts that you should know. This event will take place on five straight Mondays. During those preliminary dates, 15 slots will be available for sign-up, along with five slots on a waitlist per night just in case on of those 15 can’t make it. From those 15 songwriters, 3 will advance to the Finale on Nov. 15th in which they will compete against those who moved on as well.
The ultimate winner, along with the first runner-up and second runner-up will be chosen on Nov. 18th. $1,000 in cash prizes to be rewarded. Winner will receive a custom hand made guitar from Tatum Guitars here in Lubbock. Winner will also receive a recorded song and music video courtesy of Mount Vernon Studios here in Lubbock. (Music Video can be subbed for another song). Winner will also receive a $500 merch package from Johnny Velvet Tees. Winner will also receive a booking at The Blue Light Live and The Golden Light in Amarillo. More possible prizes to be announced soon.
As far as songwriting rules go:
Each songwriter will be allowed two songs (Songs shouldn’t be longer than five minutes in length)
Each song must be an original. No covers.
Songwriters must provide copies of their lyrics for the judges prior to performance. If you do not bring advance copies, paper will be available.
Each songwriter must make their own arrangements with regards to instruments. (Bring a guitar, etc.)
If and when you advance to the Finale, you will not need to perform again in the competition until the Finale