Songwriting Contest

Calling all amateur songwriters! The Project North Songwriting Contest is now accepting entries.

All entries must be received by September 1, 2022. No late submissions will be accepted.

  • Contestants may perform as a solo or duo.
  • Each song submitted must be the contestants original work.
  • Songs must not be longer than 5 minutes per song.
  • No song previously recorded and released through national distribution is eligible.
  • Contest is open to amateur songwriters.
  • Contestants will be judged on: lyrics, melody, composition. Finalists will be judged on: lyrics, melody, composition, performance and stage presence.
  • All submissions must be received BY September 1, 2022. No late submissions will be accepted.
  • Finalists will be notified by email on or about September 5, 2022.
  • Finalists will perform on Saturday, September 17, afternoon: exact time TBD on the Eco Village Stage.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finalists. $25 for third place; $50 for second place; $75 for first place and a chance to perform on the main music stage on Saturday night.
  • All finalists will receive one 2-day pass to Project North and will have their name listed on the Project North website.
  • Registration fee is nonrefundable

To Enter You Must Submit the Following:

A recording containing
two songs*

A lyric sheet
for each song.

A completed application form.

$25 entry fee
$35 for a duo

* One of which you would perform at the festival if selected as a finalist.

Songwriting Contest Entry Process

Application Form

Submit your entry electronically by completing the form below
OR  mail your entry to:

Project North 2022 Songwriting Contest
Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce
450 Kemp St
P.O. Box 795
Rhinelander, WI 54501


You may mail a check or submit payment via the Project North Donate webpage,

When making your online payment - be sure to include a note with your name and ‘for songwriting contest.’

Songwriting Contestant Entry Form

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