Submissions open for Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest

Update May 21, 2018: New location: The Salty Snapper, Valdosta, GA.

Update May 15, 2018: Deadline extended to Friday, June 1, 2018!


Live Oak, FL, April 2, 2018 — Submissions are now open for the First Annual Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest. Soon there will be more songs about the Suwannee River than the one everybody knows, and also about the Withlacoochee, the Alapaha, and more; don’t forget the Okefenokee Swamp. Stephen Foster never saw the Suwannee River, so songwriters don’t have to live here to submit, but they do have to be present to win.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by midnight Eastern time at the end of Sunday May, 13, 2018. The Songwriting Contest Committee will select seven finalists and announce them on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Enter: Here is the Entry Form.

Entry Form, 2018

The Contest: The finalists will perform in Valdosta, Georgia, Saturday, July 23, 2018, plus a silent auction, a kayak raffle, and of course food and drink.

Prizes: Judges will award a $300 cash prize to the overall winner. $50 prizes will go each to a winner from inside and from outside the 10,000 square mile Suwannee River Basin in Georgia and Florida. Submissions are invited in every musical genre or style, and there will be a prize for the top finalist in each submitted genre.

Sponsors: have many ways to get an organization or personal name recognized, in the program, on the stage, with a sponsor banner, and many other ways.
Here is the Sponsor Opportunities form.

For more details: see Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, Valdosta, Georgia, 2018-06-23.

About WWALS: Founded in June 2012, WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS) advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities. John S. Quarterman is the Suwannee Riverkeeper®, which is a staff position and a project of WWALS as the Member of Waterkeeper® Alliance for the Suwannee River Basin.

Eileen Box, WWALS Songwriting Contest Committee Chair
John S. Quarterman, Suwannee Riverkeeper
WWALS Watershed Coalition
PO Box 88, Hahira, GA 31632


 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!