Bury Songwriters Competition 2019 - Application Form
Applying for the competition does not guarantee you a position. Entry deadline is 22nd March, and we shall select the best applicants and be in touch to let you know if you were successful, ready to announce on the 23rd March.

You will be allocated a competition heat to perform at, and one winner from each heat will be selected by the team of judges and announced at the end of the night. Two wildcards will also be selected after all 4 heats (best of the rest) to go through to the final.
The heats are free entry to all.

Heat winners will go through to the final on Friday 3rd May.

The final is a ticketed event, for everyone but the finalists, judges, and crew.

All finalists will perform, and the winner of the competition will be decided by a team of judges and announced at the end of the event.


This years competition will take place at The Constitutional Club on the following dates:

Heat 1 - Wednesday 3rd April
Heat 2 - Wednesday 10th April
Heat 3 - Wednesday 17th April
Heat 4 - Wednesday 24th April
(The Function Room - Free Entry)

THE FINAL - Friday 3rd May
(The Function Room - Ticketed Event)

Our judges will be marking 1-10 on the following categories:

- Musical and Songwriting Ability
- Performance
- Innovation/Originality
- Marketability

Performance Details/Rules:

- Each act plays 2 songs on the night.
- 1 warm up song and 1 competition song.
- The competition entry song HAS to be the same song in the heat and the final. However they may change the warm up song from the heat to the final.
- 1 act from each heat will go through to the final.
- 2 Wildcards will be chosen to go through to the final (Best of the rest).
- 6 Acts will be on at the final.
- One Headline act for the final
- Their will be one headline act for each heat as

If you have any questions about the rules, please contact us here:

Email address *
Rules *
(Have you read through the competition rules above? If not, please do)
Full Name: *
Your answer
Age: *
Your answer
Gender: *
Your answer
Location: *
(Please list the city/town/village you currently live in)
Your answer
An example of your music:
(If possible, please link us to a soundcloud or YouTube link of one of your original songs, it doesn't have to be your entry song)
Your answer
Your competition song title: *
(This can change, but we will need to know 48 hours prior to your heat, as we will be in touch to get your lyrics)
Your answer
How many members and what instruments/tech will you be using in your performance? *
Your answer
Music Bio: *
(Tell us about you and your musical journey so far. Anything interesting/funny/strange or unique?)
Your answer
Email Address: *
(This will be our first point of contact to you)
Your answer
Phone Number: *
(Just in case we need to chase you up)
Your answer
Heat dates *
(Are there any of these dates you are currently NOT able to attend?)
Are you available for the final on Friday 3rd May? *
How did you hear about the competition? *
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