SONGWRITERS CONTEST APPLICATION
2nd Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival held on June 7th, 2014 at HWY61 Roadhouse located in Webster Groves MO.
Mail your entry to:
Steven Miles – Event Coordinator
The St. Louis Cigar Box Festival 2014
1419 N. 2nd St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Songs submitted must be original work. Songs may have multiple co-writers, but please designate one name only on the application. Contestant may submit one or two songs, but each entry requires a separate form, song, and lyrics. Song must include a homemade stringed instrument (in the spirit of the CBG festival). It does not need to be made by the contestant, just not mass produced.
Each entry must consist of:
· Completed and signed application entry form (or photocopy).
· CD(s), MP3(s) or audio cassette(s) must contain one song only and be four minutes or less in length.
· If the song contains lyrics, a lyric sheet typed or printed legibly is required (please include English translation if applicable).
All entrants must be willing and able to attend the finals on the event date above.
Entries must be postmarked no later than May 15, 2014.
Prizes to be awarded for:
1st place prize – Custom CBG (cigar box guitar) and recording gear
2nd place prize – Custom CBG and a songwriter’s software tool
3rd place prize – Custom CBG
Check one: [ ] Lyrics included [ ] Instrumental composition
Songwriters contest held at Highway 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves Missouri during the2nd Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival on June 7th, 2014.
Entries will be judged by a panel of music industry professionals who volunteer their time. Please know that all submissions are treated fairly by the team of volunteer judges, but individual tastes are different including those of the judges. All entries will be judged on originality, lyrics, melody and the song's overall appeal. All decisions by judges will be final. No entrants will be provided with scores or evaluations of their entries.
Judges and Festival host are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due, stolen, or misappropriated entries. Judges and Festival host are not responsible for faulty file uploads accompanying online entries.
Twelve entrants will be notified of being selected for the finals that will be performed live at the festival at 10am at the main stage. Non-finalists will not be notified.
Live performances will be scheduled on the day of the festival. Therefore all finalists who were chosen by the panel will be given a schedule ahead of time. Finalists can check in 30 minutes before and must be checked in 10 minutes before the start time. Failure to do this will result in a disqualification.
12:00 - 1:30 Justin Johnson
1:30 - 3:00 SW Competition
3:00 - 4:30 Justin Johnson
4:30 – 5:00 Judges and Awards
5:00 - 7:00 Justin Johnson