Registration for competition is $40 per competition category.
Entry: The competition is open to any musical style and to all musicians regardless of race, color, sex, or religion. Any artist that is a judge, paid festival performer, or company employee is ineligible to compete. This is an Amateur Competition, no musician may compete who has a standing recording contract and plays full time professionally.
Musicians may register up to 30 minutes prior to their competition. Each competitor will have 5 minutes to perform in front of 3 judges. Contestants may have one percussionist (congas , etc.) accompanying them (no drum kits allowed).
Scoring: Arrangement- Execution-Tuning-Spirit-Overall Impression ( Medley of tunes not acceptable). No score cards will be handed out.
Songwriting Competition Rules:
1. No songs over 5 minutes long
2. No profanity in songs.
3. No references to race, religion or sex unless it's in a tasteful manner.
4. No slanderous remarks about any organization or persons.
5. No smoking while showcasing songs.
6. Must be unpublished songwriter to participate.
7. Must be sober while showcasing songs.
Click here for registration forms by category. Registration forms may be emailed or mailed to:
National Slide Guitar Festival
208 Little River Ch Rd
Penrose, NC 28766
Email Taylor Mackey for more information