Songwriting Competition 2023

With support from Lichfield’s Duke Of York pub, there are two cash prizes for the winner and runner up, as well as performance opportunities at this year’s Folk on the Farm event on September 17th and as support for the critically lauded band False Lights at Lichfield Guildhall on Saturday October 14th, as part of this year’s L2F Festival.

Running since 2016, the competition is an important part of the L2F festival. The Lichfield Arts Song Writing Competition aims to support, encourage and develop new folk song writing talent. Prizes include cash awards of £100 for Best Overall Song, and £50 for the runner up. For the purposes of the competition, Lichfield Arts defines ‘folk’ in the widest sense of the genre, encompassing both traditional and contemporary styles.

Entries should be by either MP3 file attached to the entry form, or with a link to a soundcloud page.

Songs should not be available for commercial or monetary gain, and can be sent in by either individual singers, or by groups.

 Get your thinking caps on, and your vocal cords and instruments tuned. We can’t wait to hear your aural creations. If you would like to enter, please see the rules and the entry form listed below. The songwriting team look forward to hearing your entries’!

How to enter

To enter please download the application form here.

Make your £5.00 payment via the link below. Your payment helps to support our registered charity Lichfield Arts. Under 18’s can enter one song for free and only need to complete the form.

Please email your completed form, along with your song in MP3 form if applicable, to [email protected]

The form is not published.