The SMSWF is now accepting entries into the 2017 Song Competition.
The Song Competition Finale and Awards show will take place at the Edgewater Hotel Saturday afternoon during the 6th Annual SMSWF Aug. 16-20, 2017. Grand Prize Winner ($500), Listener’s Choice and 1st ($125), 2nd ($100) & 3rd ($75) Place Category Winners will be chosen from the following genre Categories: Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Jazz/Blues, Pop, Rock and Gospel/Christain Contemporary/Inspirational.
Any song (even if, it has already been entered into a genre category) can be entered into the Lyrics Only Competition. Prizes in Lyrics Only Category are 1st Place $200, 2nd Place $125, 3rd Place $75.
New to this year’s list of categories is a contest for the best song written about the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. Entry into this category is $25 per song. The Top Ten songs will be chosen to be performed on a special showcased stage during the Aug. 16-20, 2017 SMSWF. The audience along with a panel of judges will pick the 1st, ($100), 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50) Place Winners.