Gibson Guitar New Musician Award

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Every October, HATCHfest and Gibson Guitar honor a young musician for their musical talents. This year, Gibson Guitar, the worlds premiere musical instrument manufacturer, continues its partnership with HATCHfest, now in its fourth year. This year’s festival takes place from October 2nd to the 7th in Bozeman, Montana.

The winner of the Gibson Guitar New Musician Award will be invited to play at many of the musical venues throughout HATCHfest, including the Award Ceremony. Last year’s HATCHfest attendance was 11,800 people. The winner will be receive an exclusive Gibson Acoustic guitar valued at over $5,000. Airfare and accommodation will be provided.

This festival is like none other, mentoring young minds and hatching creative talent within innovation and the arts. Showcases include young talent from around the world in film, music, writing, design, technology, and architecture.

Previous festival attendees include The Samples, Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Jackson Browne, Peter Fonda, Michael Keaton, Bill Pullman, Jeff Bridges, Brian Geraghty, William Fichtner, The LifeSavas, JD Souther, Tony Furtado, and many others.

Industry executives come to beautiful Bozeman, Montana to offer guidance and mentorship to the future of the arts. The winner will be chosen by a select panel of judges from the entertainment industry.

Groundbreaker Awards are presented to young film directors, young musicians, cinematographers, editors, and designers.

Terms And Conditions

April 1, 2007 Submissions Accepted
August 1, 2007 Submission Deadline
October 2, 2007 Festival Begins

Only original work will be considered.
* A song/instrumental can have co-writers, but only one name is allowed on the application and only one award will be made.
Each song/instrumental can only be submitted once.
No more than one original work will be accepted per enterant.
Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters. Employees of Gibson Musical Instruments, their families, and affiliates are not eligible.

Must be received no later than August 1, 2007.
Clearly label the submitted CDs with:
(Title, Run Time, & Submitters Name)
Accompanying Materials
*Completed submission form
* Entry Fee payable by VISA, Mastercard, Money Order, or Check payable to HATCH. Entry Fees are not refundable.
Unfortunately submission fees cannot be waived.
For International entrants, credit card payment is
preferable. Alternatively, an international money order or bank draft in U.S. dollars is acceptable.
International Entries
On the entry form please give the title in both English and your native language.
**Incomplete entries will not be considered.

The winner will be chosen by a select panel of judges from the entertainment industry. The winner will be selected by Sept 19, 2007. Void where prohibited. Federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
*The winner must sign and return an affidavit verifying the work is original and the winner holds all rights to the song/ instrumental and a publicity release within 7 days of notification date.
*Entry constitutes permission to use winners name, likenesses, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.
Prize will be a trip to Bozeman, Montana and opportunities to perform and get publicity during HatcHfest and a Gibson guitar.

For the safe receipt of your submission, please ensure that it is well packaged. HATCHfest/Gibson is not responsible for any damaged property.
All shipping costs to and from Bozeman must be borne by the sender.
Entries from outside the U.S. should be sent Air Mail, registered or by a parcel or express service. HATCHfest cannot accept items shipped via air freight if customs and delivery fees have not been paid. Please consider shipping time in submitting your entry.
Notification of Receipt
If you require confirmation of receipt, include a self-addressed and stamped postcard.
Shipping Address
HATCHfest Gibson New Musician Submission
627 East Main Ste B
Bozeman , MT 59715

Notification processes will begin August 1, 2007 and will last until no later than August 15, 2007
The 2 selected entrants will be notified by mail and brought to Bozeman, Montana for HatcHfest 200.
Due to our small staff we are unable to notify those
submitters whose works were not accepted.
Accepted artists along with the name of the original works will be posted on our website no later than August 2, 2006.

March 1, 2006 - August 1st
Per Original Song $30.00

Submissions not accepted after August 1, 2007.