Hazel Dickens Song Contest accepting entries

Hazel DickensThe Hazel Dickens Song Contest, sponsored by the DC Bluegrass Union, is now accepting entries for their 2nd annual competition. Named to honor the recently-departed bluegrass songwriter, the contest is a fundraiser for DCBU, who promote bluegrass and traditional music in the greater capitol area (Washington, Northern Virginia, and southern Maryland).

Cash prizes are awarded for the top three finishers, which will be announced on March 10, 2016.

Contest entries can be submitted by mail or online, with a $30 entry fee per song. All submissions should fit the category of bluegrass or bluegrass Gospel music. Instrumental entries will not be accepted.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2016.

Full contest rules and entry details can be found on the DCBU web site.

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