2017 Sing-along-able Song Writing Contest

When: Wed Jan 11, 2017 - Sat Apr 01, 2017 All Day


April 1st is the deadline to submit your song to the Gil’s Hootenanny “songs of hope and protest” Sing-Along Songwriting Contest linked to May Day celebrations.  

Now open for entries, the contest is encouraging sing-along song submissions from songwriters in two categories:

  • “Open” (19 and over), and
  • “Young Composer” (18 and younger).

This year, and for the first time, Gil’s Hootenanny is sponsoring a free song-writing workshop, to encourage participation in the contest. With a focus on sing-along songs, the workshop, to be held on February 5th, will be led by Ottawa’s own singer-songwriter and teacher extraordinaire, Jamie Anderson. For more information on the Workshop visit: gilshootenanny.ca

This year’s contest judges are singer-songwriter Tony Turner (winner 2015), singer-songwriter Mark Evenchick (winner 2016), and musician-music enthusiast Marty Hamer.  

The timelines for the Songwriting Contest are:

  • 1st Annual Sing-Along Songwriting workshop: 2 – 4:30 pm, February 5, 2017
  • Entries must be submitted by midnight, April 1st, 2017.
  • Finalists will be notified by April 13, 2017.
  • Finalists’ songs will be performed at 4 pm, April 22, 2017 at Ottawa Grassroots Festival.
  • The winning song will be performed May 1, 2017 at Gil’s Hootenanny.
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