Annual Lundyville Songwriters' Contest
at 10:00 AM
1. Any song entered must be the
composition of the Entrant. Songs with
more than one composer may be entered but all composers must be on record and
all must consent to their entry and be listed on all Contest Documents. All composers of a song are considered as one
(1) Entrant. Composers under the age of
twelve (12) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The parent/guardian must sign all Contest
Forms. Composers over twelve (12) but
under eighteen (18) must have parent/guardian's written permission to enter the
Contest and to fill out and sign Contest Forms.
2. All rights will remain with the
All entries will be accompanied with a Contest Registration Form,
included in the registration packet.
4. A composer may enter up to three (3)
songs*. Any genre is allowed. Each song will be accompanied with an Contest
Entry Fee of $5.00.
If the number of Entrants becomes so high that the event cannot be
reasonably conducted in one day,
Lundyville reserves the right to limit the number of Song Entries to two or even
5. The first place winner of the previous
year's contest will be ineligible to enter this year's competition. The previous year's winner will be asked to
be a part of the current year's Showcase.
6. Each song entered must be accompanied
with five copies of lyrics for the use of the judges. Lyric sheets do not need chord symbols nor be
accompanied by a lead sheet.
7. The order of song presentation will be
determined the morning of the Contest. Each song entered will be assigned a
number at registration. Composers entering more than one song will not
have their songs presented consecutively.
First songs presented will be given a number 1 to 99, second entry
numbers will be from 100 to 199, and third entry numbers will be 200 to
Songs must be sung live but the
singer need not be the composer. A
maximum of three musicians may be on stage to present the song or backup tracs
may be used. A maximum of five (5)
minutes will be allowed for setup and singer/musician(s) must take the stage
upon announcement of song. It is the
responsibility of the Entrant to make sure the backup tracs are on a cd that is
"closed" (finalized) and is playable on Lundyville's cd player. Lundyville does not have the facilities to
accommodate tape, tape cassettes, computer files, thumb drives, nor mp3's.
Entrants may check their recordings’ compatibility with Lundyville equipment by
calling the Lundyville management and making an appointment before the day of
9. Entrants may not speak with any of the
judges before, during, or after the competition until the final results are
announced. Judges will be easily identified by their
The decisions of the judges are
10. Judges are ineligible to
11. Singer and their accompanying musicians
(maximum of 2 additional, for a total of 3 individuals on stage) will not be
charged an admission to the event. This
is meant to mean the total of admission for composers and/or accompany musicians
is a maximum of three (3) per Entrant.
All other persons coming with the Entrant will be charged the admission
fee of $6.00. Persons under the age of
twelve (12) will not be charged an admission but must be accompanied by a parent
12. Each Entrant will be given a badge to
wear. When the Entrant's Song Number is announced the Entrant
will take the stage. Once the Song Title
is announced the Entrant will start to perform the Song. The performer is not to explain the song,
state why the song was written, give the meaning of the song, or address the
judges or audience. After the song is
complete, leave the stage. A bow is
acceptable to acknowledge the audience's applause.
Judges will be asked to judge songs
based on the following criteria.
- the balance of unique lyrics and music.
- the flow, clarity and impact of words.
compliementary to the lyrics.
STRUCTURE - consistency and appropriateness.
EMPACT - does the song arouse emotions in the