NOTICE - All Competition Finalists have been notified.
All finalist will be performing their song on Friday evening or Saturday afternoon. The category winners will be announced on Saturday evening and the overall winner will be announced at the end of the festival. Please check out the festival line up for detailed show times. We hope to see you all at the festival and we look forward to another great Songwriters Competition next year!
The songwriting contest is open to anyone who writes original music and who is not currently signed to a recording or publishing contract. The contest deadline was Friday, April 8.
Country, Gospel/Inspirational, Pop/Rock, Bluegrass, Folk, Lyrics Only, Youth (Age 18 and under)
First Song Entry - $20 ($10 each additional entry)
Each contestant will receive (2) two-day ticket passes to the Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival ($50 value)
Overall Winner: $300 and an opportunity to perform at the Blue Bird Café in Nashville, TN
1st Place in each category: $100
2nd Place in each category: $50
3rd Place in each category: $20