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.
- 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