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Calling all singer-songwriters: the Second Annual Summer Singer-Songwriter Competition is looking for entries! The competition focuses on original musicians in the singer-songwriter genre. This yearly event invites performers in the genre to enter for a chance to win great prizes. Read on to learn more about entry, performing, and prizes.

About the Competition

Each year, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center offers singer-songwriters the opportunity to perform an original song live, and win great prizes! Competitors submit a video of themselves performing an original song. Then, selected artists are invited to perform live at SBDAC on Friday, August 24th in front a the judge’s panel and a live audience. Judges will determine the Grand Prize Winner, and the audience has a chance to vote for the People’s Choice Winner. The deadline for entry is August 10th.

This Year’s Prizes

The Second Annual Singer-Songwriter Competition offers amazing rewards to the Grand Prize and People’s Choice winners. The Grand Prize winner will receive recording time at Six Fingers Studios at SBDAC, and a performance spot at the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. The People’s Choice winner will also receive recording time at Six Fingers Studios. These prizes are perfect for the emerging singer-songwriter or the season professional! If awarded, performers will confer with Six Fingers Studios about recording time.

Singer-Songwriter Competition

When selected to complete, performers will be notified via email and phone. All contestants music be present to perform on August 24th in Fort Myers at SBDAC. Out of state submissions are encouraged, but the competition does not provide airfare or travel accommodations. Each performer will have the chance to play one original song for the audience and judges. Judges will also give feedback on each performance. Check back on our website to find out who will be judging this year’s Summer Singer-Songwriter Competition. Click here for complete guidelines and submission!

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