To mark our 10th festival – and in conjunction with the famous Airtight Studios, Manchester – we are proud to announce the first Words & Music Songwriting Contest.
- First prize is a day recording the winning song at Airtight - the Charlton based studio where a host of stars including Badly Drawn Boy, KT Tunstall, I Am Kloot, Paul Weller to name a few, have all recorded or mixed. This day will include full production services by internationally acclaimed producer Nigel Stonier and a team of musicians if required.
- The top three entries will have the opportunity to perform at the festival in Nantwich in October.
- Two runners up will each receive a £50 cash prize.
The competition will be judged by a panel chaired by Chris Hawkins, BBC6 Music morning presenter. The panel will be also include top 40 singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore and producer/songwriter Nigel Stonier who are co-directors of the festival.
- Entries must be submitted no later than Monday, 11 September 2017.
- Entry fees are £10.00 per song.
- The results will be announced Monday, 25 September 2017.
Full entry instructions provided after check out. Terms And Conditions here.
HOW TO ENTER
Instructions to enter the 2017 Words & Music Festival Songwriting contest:
- Click link to purchase entry - one entry per song (you may purchase as many entries as you like).
- Make a note of your Paypal Transaction ID. This will be sent via Paypal to the email address used in purchase.
- Attach your entry in MP3 format (no other format will be accepted) to an e-mail.
- Send one email per song entry. We cannot accept multiple entries on the same email.
- We cannot accept entries that don’t include the Paypal Transaction ID.
- Click the Return to Merchant button after purchase for further instructions so that you can complete your entry.
- Send your entry as laid out below to the address provided at checkout.
Please layout your entry email as follows:
- Full name(s) of (all) songwriter(s)
- Email address
- Date Of Birth
- Paypal Unique Transaction ID
- Name of song
- Lyrics to song