The DC Bluegrass Union is accepting entries for the Hazel Dickens Song Contest from now until Jan. 5.
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners with the top prize being $500. A 3-judge panel of bluegrass/songwriting industry leaders will judge the entries.
The contest is open to all whose primary source of income (50 percent or more) is not derived from songwriting or music publishing. Income from performances is not considered songwriting income.
A $30-per-song entry fee is required
Full details here: http://dcbu.org/hazel-dickens-song-contest-rules-and-entry/