Performing Songwriter Competition

We are accepting entries for our 2021 contest.
Submission deadline is April 15.
See rules for additional information.
The finalists must be able to perform at our May 15, 2021 (date may vary) show!

Our 2020 contest winner was:

Doug Farrell

Doug Farrell during 2020 Rose Garden Performing Songwriter Competition on Zoom

Doug Farrell during 2020 Rose Garden Performing Songwriter Competition on Zoom on Sept. 19, 2020.

Doug Farrell is a songwriter from New Hampshire who’s been described as “John Prine meets John Gorka.” His guitar work has been described as “flawless” and his songs as “poetic and heartfelt.” He has been featured on NHPR’s Folk Show and is the winner of several New England songwiting contests.

Doug sings his two songs

Our other finalists

Ellis Paul sings about our contest