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2012 ANM Teen Songwriting Competition

Updated: 2018-11-14

Teen Competition: Sat June 23, 2012, 1:30-4pm

Conseil des Arts de Montréal
1210 Sherbrooke E., Montreal, QC, H2L 1L9
Gaston-Miron building, suite 102, Music Room
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WIN Best Teen Songwriter of the Year!

Do you write your own music? Are you 13 - 17?
Wanna be recognized and have the chance to perform in front of industry professionals?
This is the competition for you!

Here's how it works:

  • Fill out the online application form which will be available between January 1st and June 1st, 2012. You will be asked to provide a YouTube video of you performing your song! Don't worry, video quality is not a factor.

  • Come to the exclusive songwriting workshop (Sat Jun 9th, 2012, noon-2pm).

  • By Sun Jun 10th, 2012, an impartial pre-selection jury will notify the chosen Top 10.

  • On Sat June 23rd, 2012, 2-4:30pm, the Top 10 will compete in front of a live audience and a new panel of judges, by performing their song as a soloist or as a duo. The 1st place winner and the runners-up will be awarded crazy awesome prizes!

  • Also, the People's Choice Award will be awarded to the competitor in the Top 10 with the most online votes!

  • The grand prize winner will be announced as the new Acoustic Nights Best Teen Songwriter of 2012! The Top 3 winners will get the chance to perform with a full band at the Acoustic Nights Montreal Gala 2012 showcase, to be held at famous Montreal show venue, La Sala Rossa (Sun Sep 30).


  • The grand prize includes a chance to open for the critically acclaimed Which is WHich, backed by a full band of professional musicians, at the Acoustic Nights Montreal Gala 2012 (Sun, Sep 30, 2012, 7pm at La Sala Rossa)! You'll play to a large crowd, including industry professionals. Other prizes include a recording session in a professional studio, music lessons, artist EPK, and much more!

  • Your application gives you access to an exclusive 2h songwriting workshop and a written critique by professional songwriters of your submitted song. The Top 10 will perform their song at the competition on Sat June 23rd, 2012, in front of a live audience and a panel of expert judges. Competitors will be judged on song structure, lyrics, performance and stage presence, while judges give you constructive feedback.


Don't forget to read the Rules and Regulations!

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