L2F Songwriting Competition

Enter the 2020 Songwriting Challenge

L2F Lichfield Festival of Folk Songwriting Challenge 2020 aims to support, encourage and develop new folk song writing talent.

Given the unprecedented events that have had such an impact on the music business during 2020, we are seeking songs that explore aspects of the theme of ‘Lockdown to Freedom’ or LtoF.  L2F wants your LtoF creations, and we invite you to explore and interpret that theme in its widest sense. Our challenge to you is to write something that we can share with a wider audience.  We want to hear your interpretation of our chosen theme.

For purposes of the competition, L2F defines ‘folk’ in the widest sense of the genre, encompassing both traditional and contemporary styles.

There will be no prizes this year, but all entried judged suitable will be promoted on the L2F website and on other Lichfield Arts media channels, offering songwriters the opportunity to have their new compositions heard by a wider audience.

Entry Information

Entry to the L2F Lichfield Festival of Folk Songwriting Challenge 2020 is open to anyone resident in the UK.  Entry is free.

Entrants may submit a maximum of one song for the challenge, with a maximum duration of 5 minutes.

A condition of entry is that if judged appropriate, songs will be promoted on the L2F website and on other Lichfield Arts media.

The closing date for entries will be Monday 19th October 2020.

A full list of rules is available to download HERE, which includes important additional information for entrants. By participating in the challenge entrants agree to be bound by these rules.

To enter the challenge, please download an entry form using the link below, then after completing it with your details and the link to the song, send it to the address shown.  Because of Covid restrictions, we are unable this year to accept entries by post.


Download Entry Form Here

If your entry is selected for promotion …

If your song is judged appropriate, you will be notified shortly after the Challenge closes on 19th October.  Any enquiries about entries can be emailed to l2fltof@yahoo.com