Songwriter Competition

Songwriter Competition Rules


Send a recording of one song to to enter. Quality of the recording doesn’t matter (can be a phone recording). The top 6 of each division (High School and Adult) will be chosen to perform in the Inaugural SPC Songwriting competition!

High School and under


1) Perform two songs for the competition

2) Must be an original. Co-writes are allowed, but please let us a split sheet

3) No profanity. This event will be broadcast on the SPC live stream page (

3)  Must accompany yourself. This is an individual competition. You must sing and accompany yourself on an instrument (guitar, keyboard, uke, etc.) No Tracks.

4)  If you are selected to perform, please bring three copies of lyrics/chord chart for the judges to review

Each winner selected will receive the prizes below: 



Cactus Theater (Darryl Holland) – Opener Slot for a show

Casita Creative (Alicia Vasquez Rodriguez) – Logo Design for both winners

Performance at Tom T. Hall – Live recording

Custom mad Guitar strap from Pale Son

Johnny Velvet (Jon Taylor) – Merch

Mount Vernon Studio (Jon Taylor) – Recording Time 

LEPAA – spot at the Buddy Holly Songwriter Retreat (Sept. 11-15) (18 and up only)