Singer Songwriter Competition 
Entry Information

 

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Thursday, June 28, 2018 (any entries after the deadline may not be considered)

Notifications: Thursday, July 5, 2018

Finals at the Acorn: Thursday, July 19.  Arrival check in 4 PM ET.  Show: 8 PM ET  

 

Submission Fees

2 songs $22

3 songs $27

4 songs $32

 

Payment

Online (credit card):  Acorn Singer Songwriter Competition  

By check:  Make check payable to Acorn Center for the Performing Arts and mail to Acorn Theater, 107 Generation Drive, Three Oaks, MI  49128.

 

Entry Guidelines

Complete the entry form 

  • Video entries only along with accompanying lyric sheets. Non-professional preferred.
  • Video format options: mp4 download, smart phone video, YouTube link, Vimeo link.  If your file size is too big, we recommend you upload to Google Drive
  • Lyric sheets must have title of song and songwriter(s)
  • Entrants can have up to 3 people in their group
  • Provide links in the entry form or send materials by email to songwriter@acorntheater.com

 

How It Works

10 finalists are chosen from the pool of submissions.  Those ten finalists compete at the Singer Songwriter Finals, July 19, 8 PM ET, in front of a packed house and a panel of three prestigious judges.  During the first round, each finalist plays their winning entry.  The panel then narrows down to 3 top finalists. Those 3 perform a second original song of their choosing. The audience votes on winner and runner-up.

 

Prizes

  • First place $550             Second place $325              Third place $125
  • All finalists will also receive an audio recording of their live performance at the Acorn.
  • The top three finalists will receive a video recording of their live performance at the Acorn.
  • The top three will be considered for other shows at the Acorn and recommended for other area events.

 

Contest Rules

  • Submit 2, 3 or 4 songs.
  • Entrants can have up to 3 people performing in their group.
  • Travel to the Acorn Theater is the responsibility of the Singer Songwriter

 

Questions?

Email: songwriter@acorntheater.com