Nanaimo songwriters can enter national competition for $5,000 prize

NANAIMO - Canadian Songwriting Competition seeks submissions from amateur and professional songwriters.

The Canadian Songwriting Competition is calling for entries from both amateur and professional songwriters.

The Canadian Songwriting Competition is calling for entries from both amateur and professional songwriters.

Canadian songwriters have the opportunity to compete in a national competition to see if their lyrics can garner them a $5,000 grand prize.

The first Canadian Songwriting Competition is open to Canadian citizens and residents and winners will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes Kardinal Offishall, Natalie McMaster, Donnell Leahy and others.

The entry fee is $25 and proceeds from the competition go toward FAST, Foundation for After School Talent, a charity that aims at providing grants to low-income families for extra-curricular activities.

The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and a consultation with Peer Music, round-trip airfare anywhere in Canada and more.

Prize information and application forms are available at http://songwritingcanada.com.