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Songwriting Contest

SFMS presents a Songwriting Contest, with cash prizes. Three finalists are selected by a panel; ranking is determined by audience vote at our Coffee House.

Montage of Songwriting Contest winners

Some of our past Songwriting Contest winners strut their stuff at our Coffee House.

Susquehanna Folk's Songwriting Contest needs a sponsor. Please pass the word around! If you know someone (or if you are someone) who would be willing to donate $200 in exchange for some friendly publicity, please contact us.

The Songwriting Contest has become a fun tradition for local musicians. We've heard a lot of great new material from these talented folks, and we've been proud to share the best of it with our audiences here in Central Pennsylvania.

A panel of judges selects three finalists from all entries, and those finalists perform their songs for the audience at a SFMS Coffee House. First, second and third prizes are awarded based on audience vote. We have always been impressed by the creativity and musicianship of our local songsmiths.

Thanks for supporting local music!


Contact us at 717-745-6577 or contest (at)

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Funding Acknowledgments

logos: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Cultural Alliance of York County logo: Cultural Enrichment Fund

The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS) is supported by our members and many generous organizations.

Funding is provided by the Cultural Enrichment Fund and by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, administered locally by the Cultural Alliance of York County.

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