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Murphy’s Guitars Songwriting Contest 2018
May 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - June 2, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
This year to promote local singer/songwriters, Murphy’s Guitars is hosting a Songwriting Contest, and one lucky winner will win a free Breedlove Solo Nylon string guitar courtesy of Breedlove Guitars and Murphy’s Guitars. Contestants will record themselves playing their song and post it to YouTube, Soundcloud, Facebook, etc. Then share the link to their song on our facebook page (click here for link) 5 finalists will be chosen by our pannel of judges, and one person will be selected as crowd favorite based on the number of “likes” and “shares” on our page.
The 6 finalists will perform at Murphy’s Guitars Anniversary Celebration Event on June 9th to determine the winners (see prizes below).
Songwriting Contest Rules:
- Entries must be posted to Murphy’s Guitars Facebook page before June 2nd, 2018.
- (remember, in order to win “crowd favorite,” the sooner you post the better)
- In Order to be entered you must:
- Like Murphy’s Guitars on Facebook
- Make sure the link you’re posting to is not set to private so our judges can see it
- Use the Hashtag #MurphysSongContest2018 so we can find your post easier
- Songs not meeting the posting criteria will not be considered
- Our panel of judges will select their 5 favorite entries, and 1 crowd favorite will be chosen based on the number of “likes” and “shares” that an entry receives.
- “likes” and “shares” on the post made to the Murphy’s Guitars facebook page will be the only ones considered
- One Entry per contestant. Pick your best song and go with it!
- All finalists must be available to perform on June 9th at Murphy’s 11th Anniversary Celebration. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen based on judges scores the day of the competition.
- contestants must play the song they submitted, and were selected to perform
- The contestant that wrote and submitted the song will be required to perform the day of the event at their assigned time as a solo, no accompaniment.
- Only acoustic (or acoustic electric instruments may be used.) we will not have time to setup and takedown gear for electric instruments.
- We will furnish a sound system, mics, and cables for acoustic performers
- Contestants must submit an Original Song. Covers or songs written by someone other than the performer will not be considered
- Song lyrics must be Family Friendly. songs with obscene subject matter, use of profanity, or exhibiting any sort of suggestive nature will not be considered.
Prizes are as follows:
- 1st place will win a Breedlove Solo Nylon Prototype guitar
- 2nd place will win a Seagull M4 courtesy of Godin Guitars
- 3rd place will win a Kala Ka-15C ukulele courtesy of Kala Ukuleles
- 4th, 5th, and 6th place will receive a prize pack courtesy of On-Stage and Murphy’s Guitars
- no substitutions or trades on prizes
Murphy’s Guitars reserves the right to use, photos, video, or audio recordings from the event for promotional purposes.