Faces Of Violence Singer Songwriter Competition

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Ellen Bukstel & Shalom Bayit Jewish Domestic Abuse Program of Jewish Community Services of South Florida presents Faces of Violence 2009 Singer/Songwriter Competition. Singer/Songwriter, acoustic, indie, folk, Americana, pop, & associated genres are accepted, but compositions must relate in some way to the subject of domestic abuse. All entries must be written and/or co-written, recorded and performed by the applicant. Prizes include:

  • Winner - cash award of $1000 and press coverage;
  • First and Second Runner – cash awards of $500 and press coverage

Preliminary judges will choose the top ten Semi-finalists, and those ten will be notified by March 20, 2009. From the ten, the contest’s judges will then select the winner, who will perform at the 2009 Faces of Violence Jewish Domestic Abuse Luncheon in Miami, Florida on May 21, 2009; at the Ritz Carlton South Beach. Travel, Home hospitality lodging and meals in Miami, Florida will be provided for two days and one night for the winner. International artists who are selected will be given a $300 stipend for their travel reimbursement. Please do not enter the contest if you cannot attend this event.

To be eligible, artist must be independently producing their own music, the entry must be a release-quality recording and the applicant must be the singer both on the submitted recording and for the live competition. All co-writers must be listed; All compositions must be copyrighted or copyright applications must be in process; artist must own all publishing and copyrights to their song; if entrant is under 18 years old, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.

Domestic Abuse impacts all types of relationships, socio-economic classes, ages, and spectrums of religious and cultural life. Shalom Bayit is the Jewish concept of harmony in the home. Music brings us together today and with everything that came before – proof of the power of song.

Shalom Bayit is celebrating four years of service to the South Florida Jewish community by joining with South Florida award winning singer, songwriter and activist Ellen Bukstel, to honor the musical talents of gifted singer-songwriters. It is named after the fund raising music video ‘Faces of Violence’ created by Ellen, featuring her soundtrack ‘You’re Not Better Than Me’ to help raise funds for Shalom Bayit. Faces Of Violence premiered at the Inaugural Fund raising Luncheon in 2006 and will be featured again at the 2009 Faces of Violence Jewish Domestic Abuse Luncheon Presented by Shalom Bayit, JCS of Miami, Florida where the 2009 winning song and songwriter will be announced.