Songwriting Contest 2023 Theme: "Good Times"
The Application for the 2023 Jane Titland Memorial Songwriting Contest is downloadable using the button above.
This year's theme, the inspiration for contest entries, is "Good Times."
You have until April 20, 2023, to complete and return it, along with a recording of you performing your song, a lyric sheet, and other supporting information. Please note that to fill out the form electronically, we strongly suggest use of Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader, as attempts to fill out the form directly in various web browsers produce inconsistent results.
The applications and accompanying files will be able to be returned as physical hardcopy (with accompanying CD or other storage device for your performance recording), or electronically, to Tumbleweedsubmissions@gmail.com.
Once all songs have been submitted, a judging panel will select ten finalists and three alternates. If you are selected as one of the ten finalists or three alternates, you will receive a confirmation in approximately mid-July. At this time, the finalists and alternates will be asked to complete a Tech Sheet for their performance; see the "Performer Application" page for that link.
The ten finalists will perform their songs on Saturday afternoon September 2nd, at the Tumbleweed Festival, for the panel of judges, who will then determine the top three winners. In addition, there will be audience voting for "People's Choice." The winner of the contest will perform their winning song on the North Stage during the Saturday night benefit concert.
The first prize winner receives $300 and the hand-crafted 2023 Jane Titland Memorial Songwriting Contest trophy. The second prize winner receives $150, the third prize winner receives $75, and the "People's Choice" award-winner receives $50.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Larry Murante, performing his songwriting contest entry at an earlier Tumbleweed Music Festival.
- 2022 - Eric Schaeffer - My Friend
- 2021 - Laura Zucker - Sea Glass
- 2020 - The Go Janes - Who Can Name the Wind?
- 2019 - Katie Fitz - One Little Word
- 2018 - Claudia Nygaard - Lucky Girl
- 2017 -Jen Hajj - Love is Everywhere
- 2016- Amanda Winterhalter - Shirt
- 2015- James Nason - Changing Times
- 2014 - Jeff Knoch - Only A Game
- 2013 - Mike Murray - Cicero's Hands
- 2012 - Jeff Knoch - Crossroads
- 2011 - Tracy Spring - The Weaver's Loom
- 2010 - Tracy Spring - Long Time Gone
- 2009 - Mike Murray - Grandpa Held the Snakes
- 2008 - Karena Prater - Arlea's Lament
- 2007 - Chris Roe - The Gates of Troy
- 2006 - Wes Weddell - Carry On
- 2005 - Art Hanlon - Last Sunday
- 2004 - Joe Jencks - On Belay
- 2003 - Joe Jencks - Rise as One
- 2002 - Larry Murante - It Just Looks that Way
- 2001 - Groovesmith Collective (Songwriters Jim Coleman, Mary Hartman, Janet Humphrey, and Gary White) - Power Puzzle
- 2000 - Bill Davie - Lone Ranger on the Moon
- 1999 - Six Legged Frog - To the Other Side
- 1998 - Larry Murante - By the Water's Edge
- 1997 - Six Legged Frog - Ride the Tumbleweed