We are now accepting submissions for the 2018 songwriting competition! Please read this page carefully before submitting.
2017 Songwriting Competition Winners
1st: Evan Khay "Bring you Back"
2nd: Nowelo "Leave Me"
3rd: Hummingbird Hotel "Perfect"
Songwriting Competition Details
Registered attendees may submit one (1) song to the Hawai'i Songwriting Festival songwriting competition. Please follow the instructions below.
**This event is held in conjunction with the Hawai'i Songwriting Festival and is entirely optional.
Quality recordings are appreciated, but the entries are judged on the songwriting, not the recording, performance, or presentation of the song. Rough demos are acceptable.
Six finalists will be chosen and announced at the opening ceremony on the first day of the conference (July 19). They will each perform their song that evening for all the attendees, and a panel of judges (selected staff members) will choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. In addition to receiving various prizes from our sponsors, the winners will perform one song each in the Hit Makers concert on Saturday night (July 21).
After reading the rules below, email your entry (with a lyric sheet) to firstname.lastname@example.org with "2018 Contest Entry" as the subject line. Alternatively, you may direct us to a link on SoundCloud, BandCamp, etc. Also, be sure to send a PDF, Word, or Text file of your lyric sheet. DEADLINE is 11:59PM HST on Sunday, July 15.
Important information and rules: