Announcing NERFA’s Quarterly Songwriting Contest!

Calling All Songwriters! We are excited to introduce the NERFA Songwriting Contest, a new initiative to celebrate the rich diversity of talent within our community!   

This is a fantastic chance for songwriters to showcase their artistry and the passion that drives it. We’re on the lookout for songs that demonstrate exceptional songcraft – those compelling tunes that make us think, “I wish I’d written that!” We are seeking songs that are both timely and timeless, original, and can stir our emotions without the need for overproduction – songs that resonate with us and become the soundtrack to our lives.   

The contest will be held quarterly, with the top three songs from each round being selected. These winners will contribute to an annual CD compilation, which will be shared with radio stations. Winners will also receive a $100 gift card to Elderly Instruments.

Eligibility: To enter, you must be registered for the 2024 NERFA conference, either attending in person or participating virtually. All registered members will receive an email on April 1st with instructions for submission.

Submission Deadlines:

  • Round 1: Opens April 1 | Closes May 15
  • Round 2: Opens July 1 | Closes August 15
  • Round 3: Opens October 1 | Closes November 15
  • Round 4: Opens January 1 | Closes February 15 (Participants must have attended the 2024 NERFA conference)

This is your moment to shine and be recognized within our dynamic songwriting community. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

You may submit one song per quarter. If your song is not chosen, you may submit it again as many times as you like. If chosen, please do not submit again!