Art images courtesy of Frank Stock
Photos for our Mentor and Judges appear with their permission

Following two successful years of the annual Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest, Aspiring Canadian Writers Contests Inc. is excited to celebrate for one year in 2014 with the
2014 Singer-Songwriter Mentor Experience!  

Based on the model of the poetry contest, this twin project is a mentoring opportunity for solo singer-songwriters who have never been signed to an independent or major label in Canada or internationally and who meet our age and residency requirements. Those who are eligible for the 2014 Singer-Songwriter Mentor Experience may enter one of their original songs in our contest beginning October 8, 2013 (see How to Enter for full details).

We will accept a maximum 300 entries. The contest entry period ends when we reach 300 eligible entries or December 22, 2013, whichever comes first.     

The Top 3 winners will receive private online songwriting mentoring sessions with multiple Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter, Luba, and more (see Prizes)!                                         
Have a look at our Prizes, Contest Rules, and How to Enter.

Find out more about our Mentor and our Judges by clicking on their photos or bio links above!

Keep in mind our contest entry start date of October 8, 2013 --
we will accept no more than 300 eligible entries.

CNW Press Release:   Unsigned singer-songwriters compete for mentoring opportunity with multiple Juno Award-winning artist

Interview with Alan - A Journal of Musical Things:

Ottawa Life Interview with Music Manager, Maurice Laurin:

Interview with Contest Winner, Amir Brandon:

Media Inquiries:
                                                                      Melanie Durrant                                                
                 Preliminary Judge
Preliminary Judge
                        Katie Rox 
                      Theo Tams
Preliminary Judge
The Top 25 finalists will each receive a one-year membership to the Songwriters Association of Canada, our Industry Partner. Visit Prizes for a complete listing of all prizes.
                 Semi-Finalists Judge   Finalists Judge
                  Luther Mallory   Lesley Pike
Entrants will be judged by our panel of accomplished Canadian singer-songwriters:
Luther Mallory, Lesley Pike, Katie Rox, Melanie Durrant, and Theo Tams.
Our Official Rules describe the judging process.