Are you a songwriter? Is Music in your soul?
Columbia Festival of the Arts, WTMD and our community partners want to hear from you! Officially launching on October 14 with entry DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 3RD! You can submit your creativity as part of our Songs of Strength music competition. Competition is open to ALL, you do not have to be a local Columbia Resident!
While entries can be any kind of music with lyrics on any subject you like, Songs of Strength is about music that somehow inspires, shares our challenges, our hopes, our will to grow and desire to heal. We have a Youth category for songwriters under 18 (as of Oct 1, 2020) and an Adult category for 18+.
OUR ESTEEMED JUDGES
A Platinum Grammy Nominated Artist, Award Winning Actors, Music Publishing Exec, Musicians, Merriweather Post Pavilion Exec, plus Community & Arts Leaders.
(L to R) Kathy Sledge, Anita Gillette, Rain Pryor, Keith D’Arcy, Ian Kennedy, Massama Dogo, Phillip Dodge, Grace Anastasiadis, Dave Simmons) Click For More Info.
HOW DO I ENTER?
If you have a recent song (written anytime after January 1, 2020) that you can submit as an audio file with a lyric sheet, simply complete the official entry form below. Be prepared to upload your audio, up to 3 photographs (images and/or artwork), and a PDF lyric sheet. If you have a Music Video file, you can include the URL to YouTube, Vimeo, or other hosting site.
Adult First Prize – $750. Youth First Prize – $500 and an Audience Choice Award is $250. Additional non-cash prizes may be awarded. Our honored and experienced Judges represent various Art & Music Industry professionals! Extry Deadline EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 3RD! Winners will be announced January 2021.