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1) ELIGIBILITY

 

2) SUBMISSION POLICY

 

 

3) COSTS TO ENTER (EARLY BIRD PRICING. PRICES INCREASE ON THURSDAY, MARCH 14.

 

4) HOW TO SUBMIT TO THE 2019 LEAF-NEWSONG SINGER-SONGWRITER COMPETITION

ONLINE: UPLOAD MP3S AND PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD HERE.

MAIL-IN: MAIL IN A CD WITH YOUR SONG(S) AND A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE PAYABLE TO ‘NEWSONG, LLC’ TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS. ALSO INCLUDE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER AS WELL.

LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition
c/o NewSong Music
175 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC  28801

 

 

5) FINALIST AND WINNER SELECTION

Finalists:

A total of eight (8) finalists will be selected to perform in the live performance finals of the 2019 LEAF-NewSong Competition at the LEAF Festival on Saturday, May 11 at the Barn stage.

The finalists will be selected from their mp3 audio submissions by a panel of judges. Each finalist and up to one accompanist will receive complimentary single day passes to the LEAF Festival. There, each finalist will perform one original song in the first round.

Winner:

Judges will select three of the eight finalists to return to perform two additional, original songs. Judges will then select an overall winner.

 

6) THE FINALS 

 

7) PRIZES

The overall winner of the LEAF-NewSong Singer-Songwriter Competition will receive a featured performance slot at the LEAF Festival (valued at $1,000). The winner will also advance to perform and compete as a finalist in the 2019 international NewSong Competition finals later this year.

The two runner-ups will receive a weekend pass for two to the 2019 Spring LEAF Festival.

 

 

8) NOTIFICATIONS & WAIVERS

– Selected finalists will be notified by email and each winner must provide the following items to be eligible to compete in the LEAF NewSong Contest finals:

(i) an affidavit confirming

(a) that the winner meets the contest eligibility requirements,

(b) that his or her composition is original and unpublished, and

(c) that he or she owns the copyright in the composition;

(ii) a performance license and mechanical and synchronization licenses for audio and video recording rights; and

(iii) a publicity release (collectively, the “Affidavit”), all within 14 days of the notification date. The failure to sign and return the Affidavit within Fourteen (14) Days or the submission of false or inaccurate information will result in immediate disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected for the applicable regional or general round. Affidavits for winners under 18 years of age at the time of submission must be countersigned by a parent or legal guardian. All Affidavits are subject to verification by LEAF and NewSong and its agents. Each contestant’s submission constitutes his or her permission to use his or her name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional consideration.

LEAF and NewSong retain the exclusive right to use in perpetuity any media inclusive of ancillary rights created in conjunction with the LEAF NewSong Contest including but not limited to; live recordings, video, webisodes, and photographs. Participants grant LEAF and NewSong the use of this archival material in perpetuity.

 

 

9) RESTRICTIONS

This contest is void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws, regulations, rules, and ordinances apply.

 

10) EXPLANATION OF RIGHTS

 

The 6th Annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition is now accepting entries. 

 

The deadline for discounted ‘Early Bird’ submissions is Wednesday, March 13 at 11:59 PM EDT.

 

The final deadline to enter the 2019 LEAF Competition is Thursday, April 11 at 11:59 PM EDT.

 

Eight finalists will be selected to perform live at the LEAF Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Finalists will be announced on Friday, April 19, 2019.

 

The overall winner of the LEAF-NewSong Singer-Songwriter Competition will receive a featured performance slot at the Fall 2019 LEAF Festival (valued at $1,000), held October 17-20, 2019.

 

The LEAF Contest winner will also advance to perform and compete as a finalist in the 2018 international NewSong Competition finals held later this year.

 

The two runner-ups will receive a weekend pass for two to the Fall 2019 LEAF Festival.

6th Annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition

 

The contest entry period has ended. Thanks so much to all of our contestants, and best of luck!

Please stay tuned for finalists and other details!