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Enter the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest
CASC Contestant
CASC Contestant
CASC Contestant
CASC Contestant

THE CHRIS AUSTIN SONGWRITING CONTEST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. ENTRIES WERE ACCEPTED FROM OCTOBER 1, 2016 - FEBRUARY 1, 2107. CONTEST DATES FOR NEXT YEAR (2018) WILL BE OCTOBER 1, 2017 - FEBRUARY 1, 2018. 

1st Place Winners Receive

  • Winning song performance on the Cabin Stage at MerleFest
  • $600 cash
  • Two boxes of D’Addario strings
  • One-year subscription to Acoustic Guitar Magazine
  • Strings and guitar straps from Kyser Musical Products

2nd Place Winners Receive

  • A slot on the Friday Night Songwriter Showcase Coffeehouse
  • $300 cash
  • One box of D’Addario strings
  • One-year subscription to Acoustic Guitar Magazine
  • Strings from Kyser Musical Products

3rd Place Winners Receive

  • A slot on the Friday night Songwriter Showcase Coffeehouse
  • $100 cash
  • One box of D’Addario strings
  • One-year subscription to Acoustic Guitar Magazine
  • Strings from Kyser Musical Products