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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. CONTEST DATES FOR MERLEFEST 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