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JUD CASWELL wins 2007 Dave Carter Memorial Song Contest

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  • Jeff
    How did this happen and not get posted? I found the news (now 1 month old) on Jud s website as I was gathering information for his upcoming show (with
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 17, 2007
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      How did this happen and not get posted? I found the news (now >1 month
      old) on Jud's website as I was gathering information for his upcoming
      show (with co-feature Pat Wictor) at the Notlob Acoustic Music Series at
      the Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain (Boston), MA. -
      http://notlobmusic.googlepages.com &
      www.myspace.com/notlobhouseconcerts, you may remember the venue as
      producing the Dave Carter birthday tribute concert back in August.

      Congratulations, Jud!

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      http://judcaswell.com/index.htm

      9-09-07 Good news from Oregon, I was lucky enough to take home first
      place in the Dave Carter Memorial Song Contest
      <http://www.sistersfolkfestival.com/dave_care.html> ! I have had a
      fantastic time hanging out with all the great people here in Sisters,
      OR, and I'm so excited about being back here next year for the song
      school and the festival!

      http://www.sistersfolkfestival.com/dave_care.html

      [Sisters Folk Festival Schedule] The Dave Carter Memorial
      Songwriting Contest
      at the Sisters Folk Festival


      2007 WINNER: JUD CASWELL <http://judcaswell.com/index.htm>

      2007 Finalists:

      Willie Carmichael; Bend, Oregon
      Melody Moore; Shreveport, Louisiana
      Michael McGarrah; Maricopa, Arizona
      Jud Caswell; Brunswick, Maine
      Datri Bean; Austin Texas


      If you're looking for a chance to make your voice heard, do what these
      folks did and enter next year's Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest
      at the Sisters Folk Festival.

      As the legendary Guy Clark will tell you, songwriting isn't a
      competitive sport. But putting your songs out there with others in the
      genre and testing them against the savvy of experienced judges is a
      great way to hone your craft.

      Winning the Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the
      Sisters Folk Festival has boosted the careers of songwriters
      such as Darryl Purpose, Christopher Smith, Bob Hillman and the
      late Dave Carter. And the $750 grand prize can buy some
      valuable studio timeĀ…or a lot of guitar strings.



      About the Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest

      An important part of the Sisters Folk Festival (September 5-7, 2008),
      the song writing contest is a showcase for outstanding but
      under-recognized performing songwriters.

      This is a SONGWRITER'S contest, not a SONG contest. This year, five
      finalists will vie for a $750 cash prize as the winner of the Sisters
      Folk Festival Songwriting Contest.

      Entries will be accepted until August 6th. (NOTE: Entries must be
      POSTMARKED no later than July 31st.)

      You may submit up to three songs. Entries will be judged on overall
      consistency of quality. Finalists will be selected from the timely
      entries by mid-August. The finalists will perform in the songwriting
      contest finals at the Festival on Saturday, September 8th

      The winner will perform a short set to open the Saturday night Festival
      Main Stage concert. Finalists will have other performance opportunities
      at venues around Sisters throughout the weekend festival. Each finalist
      will also receive two nights lodging, meal vouchers and one all-events
      pass for the Festival.

      SUBMITTALS WILL BE JUDGED FOR:
      * ORIGINALITY AND UNIQUENESS
      * SONG STRUCTURE
      * PROSODY (FIT OF WORDS AND MUSIC)
      * MEMORABILITY

      SONGWRITING CONTEST RULES
      * Contest is open to all except members of the Sisters Folk Festival
      steering committee and their families.
      * Songs must be wholly original and all co-writers' names must be
      provided.
      * Entries must not infringe on any existing copyright or other rights
      of any third party.
      * By submitting songs, entrant agrees to indemnify the Sisters Folk
      Festival for any liability for copyright infringement.
      * Submit up to three songs, on one cassette or CD.
      * Separate lyric sheets must be provided for each song submitted.
      (Mark cassettes (or CD) and lyric sheets with your name, address,
      telephone number (e-mail optional).)
      * Submittals must be postmarked NO LATER THAN JULY 31ST, and must be
      received by the festival by close of business on AUGUST 6TH. (MATERIALS
      POSTMARKED LATER THAN JULY 31ST OR RECEIVED AFTER AUGUST 6TH WILL NOT BE
      OPENED.)
      * Entry fee is $20 payable to the Sisters Folk Festival, by check or
      money order. This is the entry fee whether you submit one, two or three
      songs -- $20 total is it!! PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH.
      MAIL ENTRIES TO:

      Sisters Folk Festival
      Songwriting Contest 2007
      P.O. Box 3500, PMB 304
      Sisters, OR 97759

      Submit Online with Sonicbids.com
      <http://www.sonicbids.com/sistersfolkfestivalsongwritingcontest>

      To help us reach songwriters more effectively, please indicate how you
      heard about the Sisters Folk Festival and the Songwriting Contest.
      THANKS!!

      The Sisters Folk Festival is not responsible for loss or damage to
      entries prior to actual receipt. Because of high volume of entries,
      entries cannot be acknowledged or returned. Cassettes, CDs and lyric
      sheets will be destroyed at the end of the contest. DO NOT SEND THE ONLY
      COPY OF YOUR SONGS!



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