Talented singers and songwriters are being invited to enter a contest in Lichfield.

The Lichfield Arts L2F Song Writing Competition offers prizes including £150 for best song and £50 for best song in the under 19 category.

Finalists in the contest to find new folk music talent will also being invited to attend a workshop with the internationally-acclaimed John Tams.

Songs shortlisted will be performed at Lichfield Festival of Folk on 20th October, where the winners will be announced.

A spokesperson for Lichfield Arts said: “The L2F song writing competition is a great opportunity for all creatives and it continues to go from strength to strength, attracting increasingly high quality entries.”

Entry is open to UK residents either as individuals or as part of a team. Up to two songs can be entered with a maximum running time of five minutes.

Under 19 entries are free, with over 19 submissions costing £5 per song, with judging based on compositional merit rather than performance.

Competition entry forms are available online. The closing date is 7th September.

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