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    Annual Competition is open to songwriters currently living in the eight Great Lakes states and the Province of Ontario. Contest welcomes all types of music. Country, rock, Christian and Gospel, blues, hip-hop, folk, instrumental, and all the hybrids. We don't make you pick a category when you enter your songs. Grand Prize winner will be awarded $2,000 cash, two first-place winners will each get a $500 gift certificate for Elderly Instruments, four second-place winners will each get a $200 Elderly Instruments gift certificate, and four third-place winners will each get a $100 Elderly Instruments gift certificate. More prizes will be added between now and the contest deadline. All rights to songs will remain with the entrants.

    Started July 8, 2008: 4 THE BEST 2008 Contest - online voting at WDIV TV - Channel 4 Detroit. Nominate and vote for Metro Detroit local bands, wedding music & djs, bars & clubs, more.

    July 10 to August 23, 2008: Battle of The Bands at The Shelter (inside St. Andrew's Hall) in Downtown Detroit. Cost is $10. One band will walk away with $10,000 worth of prizes. info

    August 2, 2008 (sat): Riverfolk Fiddle Contest - in Manchester (southwest of Ann Arbor). Entry Deadline is July 30th, Contestant Fees $5 to $15. Old-Time Fiddle Contest with three divisions.

    August 9, 2008 (sat): Kalamazoo County Fair Talent Search 2008 - in West MI. Open to all types of family friendly talent - 3 divisions of competition on Saturday, August 9th. Cash prizes and opportunity to perform in the Michigan State Fair Talent Showcase.

    2008? Detroit News Sonic Summer: A Battle of the Bands - in Metro Detroit. 2007 Entry Deadline was July 13th. Contest was open to band members 18 + and who reside in the state of Michigan, original material only. Finals held at the Chrysler Arts, Beats & Eats festival in Pontiac.

    October 4, 2008 (sat): 23rd Michigan State Championship Old-Time Fiddlers Contest - in New Boston (southwest of Detroit). Starts 10am. Contestants must play a waltz, a schottische, a jig and a reel in a manner suitable to Michigan old-time dancing. Contestants will be judged on tempo/timing, intonation, expression and repertoire. There is a non-refundable $10 entry fee. Annual contest is part of the Huron Township Applefest.

    November 1, 2008 (sat): Michigan Competing Band Association State Championship Contest - Annually in November, held at Ford Field in Detroit. 40 High School Marching bands, Drum & Bugle Corps style bands in four MCBA Flights of Competition.

    Competitions and Contests in 2008 that Already Ended

    Sing-a-Jing Contest - Ended May 10th, 2008.

    Detroit News Teen Battle of the Bands 2008 - Ended May 16th.

    Hamburg Family Fun Fest – Talent Search 2008 - Ended June 14th.

    Jazz Cafe Discovery Series - 1st Annual Talent Search - Ended July 2008. Year long search for Detroit's best and freshest new Jazz, Blues and R&B Performers.

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    2009 Local Music Competitions-Contests and Talent Searches

    Listings added when information is e-mailed to Madman Mike. TBA means To Be Announced

    Sphinx Competition January 28 - February 1, 2009 in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

    Annual classical music competition. "Open to all Junior High, High School, and College age Black and Latino string players residing in the U.S., offering young Black and Latino classical string players a chance to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges and to perform with established professional musicians in a competition setting."

    William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition March 7, 2009 Finals in Flint.

    "Young artists from throughout the world compete for a grand prize of $6,000 plus an opportunity to perform with the Flint Symphony Orchestra. Held annually on the first Saturday of March, competition is sponsored by the St. Cecilia Society in collaboration with the Flint Institute of Music and the Flint Symphony Orchestra." Competition rotates annually between four disciplines.

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    National and International Music Competitions & Contests

    The John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2008 - international contest with over $330,000 in cash and prizes. The JLSC is open year-round, open to amateur and professional songwriters, and features two Sessions with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 Maxell Song of the Year. Your songs may be entered in any of the following 12 categories: Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Electronic, Folk, and Children's. Instrumental compositions are encouraged.

    Song of the Year - Song & Lyric Competition 2008 - Monthly and Yearly Prizes. Annual contest whose "primary focus is to find great songwriters while helping them network with professionals in the music industry. 600 monthly

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