UPDATE These musicians were selected as the Finalists in the 2017 competition:

Randy Emmons
Open Book
David Sasso
Carol Van Alstine
Maggie Wing

Open Book were the winners.

CT Folk invites singer-songwriters to enter at least two of their compositions in the 2017 Grassy Hill Song Competition.

Five finalists will perform two of their submitted songs at the Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo on September 9th in New Haven before a panel of judges. The winner will receive $150, will perform a short set on the Festival Main Stage later that day, and will be awarded a slot in the 2018 Festival lineup. Judges are music industry professionals and DJs.

Competitors must use the Wufoo website to enter. Fees: $25 for the first two songs (minimum requirement), and $20 per pair for any additional songs (optional). Competitors may enter an unlimited number of songs, provided the total number of songs is an even number!

Entry Information

► Solo or duo singer-songwriters may enter the competition.
► Songwriters retain all rights to the songs that they have submitted to the competition.
► Each entered song should not exceed 4 minutes in duration, including introduction.
► Songs will be judged on quality of songwriting. Professional recordings are not required.
► CT Folk board members, staff and members of their families are not eligible for the competition.
► The deadline for entering the competition is March 31, 2017. CT Folk will notify entrants of their status on or before April 30, 2017.

Finalist Information

► Finalists must perform on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in New Haven, Connecticut, and are responsible for their own travel and lodging.
► Professional sound and sound engineer will be provided. No backline will be provided.
► Solo performers may bring one backup musician for the competition performance.
► Performers must provide the judges with a hard copy of lyrics on the day of the festival.

The Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo is a free outdoor event in New Haven’s Edgerton Park with a main stage, a contra dance, activities for children, and at least 75 “Green Living” exhibitors, educators, and vendors. Musicians perform, rain or shine, from 11 AM through 10 PM.

Here is a direct link to the ENTRY FORM at the Wufoo website.

The Submission Deadline for the 2017 competition was March 31st

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