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.

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
TBA!

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!