Songwriting Contest

The Oklahoma Songwriters & Composers Association, in association with The Woody Guthrie Coalition, is proud to announce the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Competition. This international, folk-oriented songwriting contest is held in conjunction with the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, held in Woody’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma, each July.

Please read the Songwriting Contest Rules and then submit your entry using the form below.

Entry fee is $20 for the first song and $10 for each additional song, payable via PayPal.

Songwriting Contest Questions: e-mail Tom Marshall.

**All entries must be submitted by April 30, 2020.**

Thank you for your participation and good luck to all entrants!

2019 Songwriting Contest Winners

1st place:
“Ever Since Columbine”
Dan Weber, Vancouver, Washington
Anna Larson, Austin, Texas
3rd place (It’s a Tie!):
“Train”
Ed Dupas, Ann Arbor, Michigan
“In Case You Forgot”
Chet O’Keefe, Terlingua, Texas
Honorable Mention
“Gone With the Texas Wind,” D.C. Bloom
“Manuela,” David Kuncicky
“Army Street,” Bob Hillman
“Irene,” Ro Myra
“The Last Cowboy In Hutchinson County,” James Lee Baker
“Green Book,” Janice Francis-Smith
“Oh America,” Nellie Clay
“Not This Time,” Patti Dixon
“Left Behind,” Mike Ryan
“Let’s Start Killing Each Other,” Grant Peeples
“You Can Come Back Kid,” Cate Graves
“Double Wide,” Michael Carpenter
“The Porter House,” Alicia Stockman

Thanks so much to all artists who participated in our 2019 Songwriting Contest!

2018 Songwriting Contest Winners

1st place:
“Dreamers”
Claudia Gibson, Wimberly, Texas
2nd place:
“Remember Who We Are”
Charlie Mosbrook, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
3rd place:
“On the Wings of a Song”
Robert Thatcher & Tom Brown, Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Honorable Mention
“Walking Each Other Back Home”, Ben Bochner
“One Horse Town”, Randy Brown
“Voices of the Past”, Violet Vonder Haar
“Storm on Fire”, David Hakan
“A Hard Road Digging That Coal”, Kevin Hale
“Nostalgia”, Chris LaVancher
“Everything will be alright”, Joel Mosman
“Last Anti-War Song”, Jim Newsom
“I Need a Job”, Sam Steffan
“Photographs”, Patrice Webb

Thanks so much to all artists who participated in our 2018 Songwriting Contest!