Singer/songwriters are among our most admired performers, probably because they can really express the emotions in the songs they wrote themselves. Our Singer/Songwriter competition honors the best performance of original music by a solo artist. So if you see yourself as the next Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell or Norah Jones, be sure to enter!
Basic information is below; for details, please see the Rules and Regulations and the FAQs for this contest.
Before you apply, read the Rules and Regulations governing this contest. To update an application previously submitted, use this form.
Past Winners Speak
Josh Damigo won the 2012 Singer/Songwriter contest. He said: "The songwriter competition was one of my favorite events that I've played. Everyone supported each other, and it was a great day for San Diego music! Definitely worth checking out if you're ready to play your songs for a great crowd. Since then, I've signed to Random Records, released a new album, I Will Be There, and my new music video was just released in November."
Application Deadline: April 13, 2015
Finalists announced: April 28, 2015
Final Round: June 19, 2015
Stage and time to be announced
1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $1,000
1st place: Raelee Nikole (pictured)
2nd place: Annie Laurie
3rd place: Diane Waters
Sponsor Prize Packages
The Acoustic Spot will provide performing spots at venues for the top three finishers in Singer/Songwriter. The winner will get three spots, 2nd place will get two spots, and 3rd place will get one spot.
The Acoustic Spot provides a simple way to find quality live music for happy hour, brunch or late night; no tickets, no covers — and all within two mouse clicks. In addition to supporting weekly music programs at some of the area's best-known venues, Acoustic Spot also offers booking services for private and corporate events.
|The Nardcast will provide a live podcast to the top three finishers. The Nardcast is an entertainment show covering music, film, restaurants, and TV, both locally and nationally. It features music from up-and-coming bands and singer-songwriters.|
|SGM Events will provide two hours of studio time to the winner. The private and corporate division of Sleeping Giant Music, SGM Events is a premier booking agency that finds entertainers for weddings and private events. SGM Events specializes in San Diego DJs but also offers bands, acoustic artists, singers and soloists, and even magicians. The gold standard in the entertainment industry, SGM Events offers event entertainment ideas and strategy advice.|
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