Young Songwriters Competition

Sing us a song! It’s time again for our annual  Young Songwriters Competition. We’re looking for middle & high school students to send in his/her best song. You can sing alone or with a group, but your song must have lyrics. Prizes include recording studio session, equipment, gift certificates, performance opportunities, and more!

NEW! This year’s competition will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art on April 1 at 7pm.

Selected performers will be notified by Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Selected performers will be invited to perform live on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Competition Guidelines:

  • Submissions are due Friday, February 24, by 5PM via email to

  • Groups may have one to four members.
  • Music may be acoustic or electric, but cannot include synthesizers or sample tracks.
  • Everything on the submitted recording must be able to be performed live.

Your submission must include the following:

  • A completed submission form
  • Recording of one song in an MP3, WAV or M4A format (no CDs please)
  • Typed original lyrics (a lyrical component is required)

Download an entry form


Contact Cheri Gonzales at

Thanks to our partner, MCA!