Enter The Acorn's 10th annual Singer-Songwriter Competition for cash prizes and performing opportunities! The deadline for entry is Friday June 3 @ 11pm ET. Six Singer-Songwriters will be selected as Finalists to perform on Thursday, July 21. More info and a link to the Entry Form are below.
2022 Acorn Singer-Songwriter Competition Entry Guidelines
- Friday, June 3 @ 11 PM ET. Submission Deadline (any entries after the deadline will not be considered)
- Monday, June 13. Notification to Finalists
- Thursday, July 21. Finals. Check in for finalists TBD. Event start time is 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT
- 3 songs $25
- Preferred - Online (credit card) Acorn Singer Songwriter Competition
- By check: Make check payable to The Acorn and mail to The Acorn, P.O. Box 395, Three Oaks, MI 49128. If you are paying by check, please include a separate sheet with the name of the participant, email, song titles and a phone number where you can be reached. Once we receive the check, you will receive a confirmation via email.
- If the entrance fee is cost prohibitive for you, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for financial assistance.
- Video entries only.
- Each song must have accompanying lyric sheets with song title and songwriter's name on each song.
- Video performances should be as close to "live" as possible.
- Video and audio quality need to be good enough for judges to conduct informed evaluations. Make sure we can see you and hear you!
- Video format options: mp4 download, smartphone video, YouTube link, or Vimeo link. If your file size is too big, we recommend you upload to Google Drive.
- Submissions can include up to three people.
- Preferred format for video and lyric sheet entries is to paste links in the online entry form. (Use links from a cloud such as Dropbox, Box or Google Drive. PLEASE NO WE TRANSFER FILES. We accept YouTube links for performance videos as well. Please do NOT copy/paste your lyrics into the Google Form.) If you are having trouble, you can email your lyrics to email@example.com. Include TITLE, NAME OF SONGWRITER.
How It Works
- Six semi-finalists are chosen from the pool of submissions. Those six semi-finalists compete at the Singer-Songwriter Competition Finals, Thursday July 21st, 8 PM ET, in front of three prestigious judges and Acorn patrons.
- During the first round, each finalist plays their winning entry. The panel then narrows down to three Top Finalists.
- The top three picks from the first round perform a second original song of their choosing. The audience votes on the winner and runner-up.
- First place $1000, Second place $250 and Third place $100.
- All finalists will also receive an audio recording of their performance at The Acorn.
- Finalists are considered for other Acorn shows and recommended for other area events.
- Submit three songs.
- Entrants can have up to three people performing in their group.
- Travel to The Acorn is the responsibility of the performers.
- Previous First place winners in The Acorn Singer-Songwriter Competition are not eligible to compete for five years.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org