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
  • 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.

Songwriting Contest Entry Process

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


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

Songwriting Contestant Entry Form

File format: wav or mp3
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