L2F Songwriting Competition
L2F Songwriting Competition

We had a great response to Lichfield Arts first Songwriting Competition, and our thanks to everyone who entered.

We were really impressed with the quality of entrants and you can see the six shortlisted songs performed at L2F on Sunday 15th October where the winners will be announced.

Aims of the competition

Lichfield Arts Song Writing Competition aims to support, encourage and develop new folk song writing talent.

For purposes of the competition, Lichfield Arts defines ‘folk’ in the widest sense of the genre, encompassing both traditional and contemporary styles.

Songs shortlisted for the final will be performed at Lichfield Festival of Folk (L2F) on 15 October, where awards will be made for the overall winner, and a separate award for the winner in the Under-19 category.

Prizes include:

  • Cash prizes of £150 for Best Overall Song, and £50 for Best Song in the Under-19 category
  • Recording studio facilities to record the Best Overall Song, and the Best Song in the Under-19 category
  • All finalists will be invited to attend a Mentoring Workshop led by the internationally acclaimed John Tams