Chris Austin Songwriting Contest
CONTEST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. ENTRIES WERE ACCEPTED FROM OCTOBER 1, 2016 - FEBRUARY 1, 2017. MerleFest offers songwriters the opportunity to have their original songs heard by a panel of professional songwriters and others from the Nashville music industry by participating in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Net proceeds from the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest help support the WCC Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship. Since its inception, the Chris Austin Scholarship has helped 84 students and awarded over $34,600. CONTEST DATES FOR NEXT YEAR (2018) WILL BE OCTOBER 1, 2017 - FEBRUARY 1, 2018.