to thank our community for 10 great years, and promote local singer/songwriters, Murphy’s Guitars is hosting a Songwriting Contest, and one lucky winner will win a $999.99 acoustic guitar courtesy of Breedlove Guitars and Murphy’s Guitars. Contestants will submit their songs via Facebook, and tag Murphy’s Guitars and Breedlove Guitars (see below for instructions). Our panel of judges will choose 3 finalists and two finalists will be chosen based on “likes,” and “shares.” The 5 finalists will perform at Murphy’s Guitars Anniversary Celebration Event on June 10th to determine the winners (see prizes below).

Songwriting Contest Rules:

  • Entries must be posted to Facebook between Monday, May 8th and Friday, May 31st.
    • (remember, in order to win “crowd favorite,” the sooner you post the better)
  • In Order to be entered you must: 
    • “Like” Murphy’s Guitars and Breedlove Guitars Pages one Facebook
    • Post your video or audio recording to Facebook
      • You may share a YouTube video, Soundcloud audio file, or other outside platform to Facebook to enter
        • Any Likes, plays, shares, etc. on videos posted prior to May 8th, 2017 will not be counted towards crowd favorite
        • Facebook posts prior to May 8th, 2017 will not be counted towards crowd favorite
    • Tag Murphy’s Guitars and Breedlove Guitars in your post
      • When typing the description/post accompanying your video/audio, type @Murphy’s Guitars, and click the Murphy’s Guitars page in the drop down menu. Do the same for @Breedlove Guitars
    • Use the Hashtag #MurphysSongContest so we can find your post easier
    • Songs not meeting the posting criteria will not be considered
  • Our panel of judges will select their 3 favorite entries, and 2 crowd favorites will be chosen based on the number of “likes” and “shares” that an entry receives.
    • One Entry per contestant. Pick your best song and go with it!
    • Murphy’s Guitars reserves the right to select crowd favorite based on outside factors such as YouTube plays, likes, comments, etc. Soundcloud plays, likes, etc. or other factors outside of Facebook
  • The 5 finalists must be available to perform on June 10th at Murphy’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen based on judges scores.
    • 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. No solid body electric guitars.
      • 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 Stage model guitar valued at $999
  • 2nd place will win a $75 Murphy’s Guitars Gift Card
  • 3rd place will win a prize pack valued at a minimum of $50
  • 4th and 5th place will receive a tee shirt
    • 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.