Songwriting Contest Rules:

  • To Enter:
    • Post Your original song (see song criteria below) on one of the following social media platforms:
      • YouTube
      • Facebook
      • Soundcloud
        • Be sure that your post is set to Public or our judges will not be able to see it, and your entry will not be considered.
      • Copy the URL link to your entry and email it to:
      • We will post all valid links meeting the song criteria to our Facebook page
      • Our panel of judges will review all entries, and select 5 finalists
        • Contestants must be available to play for the judges at their assigned time on Saturday, June 8th in order to be eligible.
      • One additional finalist will be decided “Crowd Favorite” based on the number of Likes & Shares on the Murphy’s Guitars Facebook Wall
        • Crowd Favorite will be selected based on the total number of likes and shares on the original post on Murphy’s Guitars’ Facebook Wall. Likes and shares outside of this post will not be counted.
      • Entries must be submitted before Monday, May 27th 2019
      • Song Criteria
        • Contestants must submit an original song. Covers or songs containing a substantial resemblance to an existing song (i.e. parody or spoof songs) will be disqualified
        • Song lyrics must be Family Friendly. Songs with obscene subject matter, use of profanity, or songs of a suggestive nature will not be considered
        • Only 1 song per contestant
      • Performance Rules
        • Contestants must be available to play between the hours of 10AM-1PM on June 8th 2019 in order to be eligible
        • All finalists must play the song they posted, and were selected for
        • The contestant that wrote and submitted must perform, at the finals, no substitutions or accompaniment
        • Performers will be expected to bring their own instrument, and will be limited to a 5 minute setup time
        • Performances will be limited to 5 minutes. Performances exceeding 5 minutes will be asked to stop, and will be judged based on what was played in the allotted time
          • If you need anything more than a vocal microphone and direct line to plug your instrument in, please send us a message at

Songwriting Contest Rules:

1st place: Breedlove Acoustic Guitar

2nd place: $75 Murphy’s Guitars gift card

3rd place: Prize pack valued at $50

4th place: Prize Pack valued at $40

5th & 6th Place: Prize Pack valued at $25

Rules and prizes subject to change without notice

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