Beginning October 8, 2013, unsigned Canadian singer-songwriters can enter one original song in the 2014 Singer-Songwriter Mentor Experience, sponsored by Aspiring Canadian Writers Contests Inc. and supported by Industry Partner, Songwriters Association of Canada.
Entries will be reviewed by a panel of singer-songwriter judges: Lesley Pike, Gibson’s featured artist, 2013 Sundance London film and music festival; Luther Mallory, former frontman of Crush Luther, pop-rock band with two #1 hits on Much More Music; Katie Rox, former lead singer of Jakalope, industrial-rock band with multiple MMVA nominations; Melanie Durrant, 2013 Juno Award-nominated artist for Reggae Single of the Year; and Theo Tams, Gemini Award-nominated artist and 2008 Canadian Idol champion.
The Top 3 Grand Prize Winners will receive private online songwriting mentoring sessions with multiple Juno Award-winning artist, Luba. “I’m very proud to be associated with the 2014 Singer-Songwriter Mentor Experience,” says Luba. “I believe it will help foster great, homegrown talent and I look forward to mentoring the Top 3.”
As part of the Top 25 Finalists, the Top 3 Grand Prize Winners will also receive annual memberships to the Songwriters Association of Canada.
The 2014 Singer-Songwriter Mentor Experience will run for one year only and is modelled after the Aspiring Canadian Writers Contests Inc.’s annual poetry contest for unpublished writers (www.aspiringpoetscontest.org) whose Top 3 winners receive private online mentoring sessions with a published poet.
Video entries for the singer-songwriter contest can be submitted at www.songwritermentorexperience.org from October 8, 2013 to December 22, 2013, or until 300 eligible entries are received.
For additional prize information and entry guidelines, visit www.songwritermentorexperience.org.