Returning for its sixth year, the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2016 launched on the afternoon of Saturday 10th September.
The View Two Gallery on Mathew Street is open every Friday and Saturday from 12.00pm to 5.00pm (and at other times by appointment) for songwriters to have a look round and be inspired by the art on display. To enter the challenge a songwriter chooses a piece of art and has one month to write a brand new song inspired by it, and submit it as a recording along with a copy of the lyrics and a photo of the art. The judges will listen to the art-inspired songs and mark each one for lyrics, melody, composition and originality. The top ten songs will be performed at the Showcase Final on the evening of Friday 25th November where the Judges’ Award winner will be announced. The Audience Favourite song will also be chosen.
The winning songs in the two categories – Judges Award and Audience Favourite – will be professionally recorded at Liverpool’s Crosstown Studios.
The Songwriting Challenge is open to anyone of any age living in the UK. However, entrants must have visited the View Two Gallery between 10th September 2016 and the closing date of 9th October. The rules and conditions of entry are available on the Songwriting Challenge website.
Entry to the Showcase Final on Friday 25th November will be by ticket only, available in advance from 6th November. All money raised will be split between Marie Curie Cancer Care and Garston Animal Rescue in memory of Liverpool Acoustic team member Sharon Jones who died in May 2011.
Full details can be found on the Songwriting Challenge website