2012 Connecticut Folk Festival Song Competition

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CT Folk, presenters of the Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo, have announced their 2012 Songwriting Competition. Artists may submit their songs through Sonicbids for a chance to perform at this year's Folk Festival and Green Expo.

All submissions will be reviewed by a Listening Committee who will select at least five finalists. Those selected artists will perform two songs at the festival on September 8, 2012. Judges will then select one winner from those performing artists.

The winner of the competition will receive a $150 award and will also perform the two winning songs as part of the Main Stage lineup that evening.

Entry Guidelines:

  1. Solo or Duo Singer-Songwriters are invited to submit their original songs.

  2. Songs may be published or recorded, provided that the publication/recording date is after January 1, 2011.

  3. Each song entered should be no longer than approximately four minutes.

  4. Writers retain all rights to the songs.

  5. Entry is exclusively via Sonicbids.

  6. Entry Fees: $25 for the first two songs, $10 for each additional song. Minimum requirement of two songs.

  7. CT Folk Board members, staff, and family members are not eligible to participate.

Song requirements: Remember that CT Folk is looking for the quality of the song AND the quality of the performance. The recording quality of the submission is not our focus; we do not expect/require a professional recording.

Finalists are expected to perform in Edgerton Park, New Haven, CT on Saturday, September 8, 2012 and are responsible for their own hospitality, travel, and lodging if necessary.

Artists should not submit if they cannot fulfill the performance requirements.