2024 Songwriting Contest

Calling all amateur songwriters! The Project North Songwriting Contest is now accepting entries.
8 Finalists will be asked to perform at the festival, with the winner performing on the mainstage.
The 8 finalists will each receive a Saturday pass to Project North.

To Enter You Must Submit the Following:

A recording containing
two songs*

A lyric sheet
for each song.

A completed application form.

No entry fee
(contest sponsored by Northland Music Center)**

* One of which you would perform at the festival if selected as a finalist.
** NMC will provide gift certificates to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners. $150- 1st Place, $100- 2nd Place, $75- 3rd Place

All entries must be received by August 26, 2024. No late submissions will be accepted (considered).

  • 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, and performance.
  • All submissions must be received BY August 26, 2024. No late submissions will be
    accepted.
  • Finalists will be notified by email on September 6, 2024.
  • Finalists will perform on Saturday, September 20, at 1:30pm on the ArtStart Stage.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finalists. $75 gift certificate for third place; $100 gift certificate for second place; $150 gift certificate for first place and a chance to perform their song on the mainstage Saturday evening.
  • All finalists will receive one 1-day pass to Project North and will have their name listed on the Project North website.
2019-Songwriting-Contest

Songwriting Contest Entry Process

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

 

Project North 2024 Songwriting Contest
ArtStart
68 S. Stevens Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Songwriting Contestant Entry Form

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