Deadline Extended to July 14, Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hahira, Georgia, July 7, 2021 — “Tired of tropical storms?
Stay in, finish your song, and send it in by midnight!”
said Laura D’Alisera, who won First Prize the first year.
“Laura liked it so much she joined the organizing Committee,”
said Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman.
Here is the entry form:
Instagram image by Committee members Angela and Josh Duncan.
First prize is $300 plus one day of recording studio time,
in the Fourth Annual Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest.
Plus $50 for best song from inside the Suwannee River Basin,
and $50 for best song from outside.
And plaques to best in each musical genre.
Youth songwriters, we’ll add a prize for you if you send in your songs.
Finalists (well, maybe not youth) get a free drink and food.
Submissions can be songs about any river, stream, spring, sink,
swamp, lake, or pond in the Suwannee River Basin or Estuary (except
not the Santa Fe Basin; that has its own contest).
Or about the Floridan Aquifer or other groundwater,
so long as it’s tied to the Suwannee River Basin.
This year we will have online voting on the songs submitted, which
the Committee will take into account when selecting finalists.
Finalists will play at the Contest, 7-10 PM, Saturday, August 21,
2021, and judges will judge at the Turner Center Art Park, 527
N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601. There will be food and a cash
bar, as you watch and listen, and you can browse the artworks at the
Turner Center. There will also be a kayak raffle and a silent
auction, as well as a range of buttons, stickers, hats, notecards,
signs, shirts, and posters for sale (this is a fundraiser for WWALS
Much more about the Contest is here, including song submission form,
contest Rules, and, soon, tickets:
Georgia Beer Company is back as our top tier sponsor.
We have more sponsors, and we can use more!
About WWALS: Continue reading