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Do you like to write and perform original music? Check out our Youth Songwriting Competition. Submissions must be submitted to Jennifer Ives: by April 15, 2017.

The Showcase will be held in Barrie on June 3 2017 (subject to change).

Thanks to the songwriters of B.A.D.A.S/s (Barrie and District Association of Singer/Songwriters) for their continued support with mentorship.

Rules and Criteria

  • Must be between 13 and 21 years of age on or before Feb. 14, 2017
  • Must be a Canadian citizen
  • Cannot be a previous first place winner of competition
  • All submitted material must be original and performed by the entrant(s);each entry may consist of more than one person as long as each participant meets the criteria above
  • Cannot be a previously submitted song
  • One song per entry
  • Submissions must be received by April 15, 2017 in MP3 format and include a hard copy of the lyrics, accompanied by an e-mail address; if mailing submission, CDs are allowed
  • Eight songwriters will be chosen to participate in afternoon mentoring sessions with the experienced songwriters of B.A.D.A.S/s (Barrie and District Association of Singer/Songwriters) and will have the opportunity to perform three to four songs at the evening Showcase Concert in the Round in Barrie
  • Each finalist will receive $100