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Wildwood Singer/Songwriter Contest

The Winner will showcase at the November 5th Songwriter’s Festival – A Day and Evening featuring some of Tennessee’s Most Acclaimed Hit Singer/Songwriters

About the contest

Music has always been at the center of Wildwood.  The resort was actually named after the song Wildwood Flower performed and made famous by the Carter Family. Every Friday and Saturday night and on select Sundays we feature rising talent from the Upper Cumberland and once a month during the summer, we host a listening room type concert series called Newbird on the Water that is like being at the Bluebird in Nashville, but on the beautiful shores of Cordell Hull lake.

Do you have a song that the world needs to hear? Submit a recording of your song along with a lyric sheet by 12:00 PM October 5th and a panel of songwriting professionals will select a winner on October 24th.

The winner of the contest receives:
Opening spot for one of headlining songwriters during the November 5th songwriters festival
One-on-one songwriting session with Nashville hit songwriter Jeff Cohen
2 guest tickets to the festival
1 meal ticket during the festival

Rules and Guidelines

1. The songwriters (composers & lyricists) must be:
(a) Tennessee residents or out-of-state residents enrolled full-time in Tennessee institutions of higher learning.
2. The work must be an original song. It must NOT be an arrangement or adaptation of a traditional non-copyright work or any other original work.
The following will be required:
(a)Completion of an official online entry form
(b) An uploaded mp3, m4a of the work entered
(c) A lyric sheet
(d)a)b)and c) must be received by Wildwood no later than October 5th 2022
(a) Only ONE song may be submitted on an official entry form by or on behalf of anyone writer and must comply with conditions 1and2.
(b)The recording of the song can be performed and played by anyone as long as the performer is not a professional artist.
It is not necessary for the writer(s) to be featured on the recording.
(c) In the event of more than one writer has collaborated in writing a winning work, the relevant prize will be allocated equally between the writers.
(d) If any of the Writers are under 18 years old, they confirm that their parent/guardian has consented to the use of the song/recording as set out in these terms and conditions.
(e)The copyrights in the song and the recording are owned by the songwriters. The songwriters grant Wildwood Resort & Marina a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use the song and the recording for the purposes of Wildwood promotions.
(f) The entrant agrees to be bound by Wildwood Writer Contest entry procedures, rules and regulations established in this entry form. The judges’ decision is final.

Contest Entry Form