2020 Student Songwriters Competition

About the Competition

NAfME is seeking original music by student songwriters for featured performance at the 2020 NAfME National Conference. Teachers and students are invited to submit original student songs for the All-National Honor Modern Band. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners and honorable mentions.

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Students in elementary school and secondary school are eligible to submit songs. Songs submitted that fall outside the competition guidelines will be adjudicated but will not be eligible for awards or for performance.  

Up to ten selected composers will receive cash awards. All entrants will receive written evaluations of their compositions.

How to Apply

Read the 2020 Rules and Entry Directions for the 2020 Student Songwriters Competition. Complete the Student Acknowledgement Form and upload with your application.

  • Applications open January 29, 2020. 
  • Applications close May 15, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
  • Click here for tips on lyric sheets.
  • Questions? Contact: Rob Edwards