Yesterday, local record label Money Wolf Music - artists include the Hillary Watts Riot, the Silver Maggies and more - announced the launch of a brand-new songwriting contest for high-schoolers, supported by a grant from Bread! KC
and the Folk Alliance International
. In the press release, Money Wolf Music co-founder Christian Hankel says the goal of the contest is to "encourage and support the art of songwriting in Kansas City."
The contest is open to Kansas City-area high school students. Up to three songs per contestant may be submitted, and all genres of music are accepted. Winners (no word on how many winners will be selected) will be awarded up to four hours of professional studio time to create a "professional quality" demo; a one-year membership to the Folk Alliance International; and a free registration to the 2014 International Folk Conference
The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 17. For more info, see the Money Wolf Music website