Gil’s Hootenanny & Writer’s Bloc in conjunction with Ottawa Grassroots Festival & Spirit of Rasputin’s present the Fourth Annual
Sing-along-able Song Writing Contest
- To encourage the writing and performing of new sing-along songs or new lyrics for existing melodies along the Gil’s Hootenanny themes of “Songs of Protest, Songs of Hope”.
- Songs should reflect the topics of “Songs of Protest, Songs of Hope”.
- Songs should be easily taught to an audience without song sheets.
- Each finalist or their designate needs to be available to perform their song at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival on Saturday April 22, 2017.
- The contest winner or their designate must be available to perform their song at Gil’s Hootenanny in Ottawa on Monday May 1, 2017.
- If not performed by the writer, the writer is responsible for providing a performer.
TIP: Read this article: What is a Sing-Along-able Song?
- Finalists will receive $50 each for performing on April 22.
- The winners of the Open Songwriter and Young Songwriter will each receive $300 for performing their winning song on May 1st.
- The opportunity to perform their songs before an audience.
- Complete the form below.
- Upload one lyric sheet (accepted formats: .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, .pdf, .rtf)
- Upload one sound file (accepted format: .mp3 only)
NOTE: 10MB filesize limit. Recommended compression: 128kbps or less.
- To avoid confusion, use the following file naming convention for uploaded files:
- Entries must be submitted by midnight Saturday April 1st, 2017.
- Finalists will be notified by midnight Saturday April 15, 2017.
- Finalist’s songs will be performed Saturday afternoon April 22, 2017 at The Ottawa Grassroots Festival.
- The winning song(s) will be performed Monday evening May 1, 2017 at Gil’s Hootenanny..
“Songs are funny things. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in prisons. Penetrate hard shells. I always believed that the right song at the right moment could change history.” Pete Seeger