MY NYC SONG: Teen Songwriting Contest

DO YOU LIVE IN NYC?

ARE YOU A TEEN?

DO YOU HAVE A SONG IN YOU INSPIRED BY THIS AMAZING CITY?

What You Need To Know

  • You must be 13-19 years old at time of entry and reside in New York City
  • Entries must be received no later than October 5, 2017 @ 11:59pm (EST)
  • This registration form (click here)  must be completed and submitted along with your entry
  • Winners will be announced on or around October 23, 2017
  • Recorded entry must
    • must include a guitar or ukulele, and your voice and can feature up to two people
    • be no longer than five minutes in length
    • be submitted as an mp3 file along with a PDF of song lyrics via the entry form
    • be an original song about or inspired by NYC (neighborhoods, communities, etc)

 

Songs Will Be Judged on the Following Criteria

  • Appeal of the song concept and subject matter
  • Overall quality of the song
  • Interpretation of the New York City theme

The Prizes

  •  Grand Prize Winner and 2 Finalists will receive:
    • Professional recording session that will result in a digital recording of the winner’s song
    • 2 VIP tickets to Guitar Mash at City Winery on November 19th, 2017
    • One-on-one mentoring session with Ben Lovett, co-founder and musician of Grammy award-winning band Mumford & Sons, and co-founder of Communion Music.
  • In addition the Grand Prize Winner will receive a performance spot at Guitar Mash at City Winery on November 19th, 2017 working in collaboration with Guitar Mash Artistic Director Mark Stewart.