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The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces the fourth annual Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards. The adjudicated competition is seeking the best local songwriters and will award one talented songwriter a Grand Prize of $10,000. The award also includes a young songwriter category for which an aspiring songwriter who is younger than 18 will have the chance to win $2,500. New this year, the Grand Prize Winner will also be awarded 25 hours of recording studio time with Innovation Station Music.
Songwriters can apply online at Bethesda.org. Entries must be received by Monday, November 6, 2017.
Full-time residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia are eligible to apply. Applicants are invited to submit three original songs. Each song must have lyrics. All genres of music are accepted. Maximum song length is 4:30min.
The competition’s first round judges, who include professional artists, booking agents and music academia, will choose the semifinalists. A grand prize jury will then select the finalists who will each perform two of their original songs for a live audience on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. The award winners will be announced at the close of the show.
General Applicant: $30; Young Songwriter: $25
Bethesda Urban Partnership
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