L2F Songwriting Competition
L2F Songwriting Competition

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 Sunday 20th 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
  • All finalists will be invited to attend a song writing masterclass led by the internationally acclaimed John Tams

The deadline for entries is Monday 23rd September.

2018 Winning Song

“In John’s Kitchen” written by Mark White was the winning song of the 2018 Lichfield Arts Songwriting competition.
The song was extremely well received by the judges’ panel, and members of the audience who heard it performed in the final.
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