89-TR-promo-shotThe Music Alliance is proud to announce the 2nd annual TR Ritchie Memorial Songwriting Contest as an addition to the Juniper Jam music festival. TR Ritchie (1946-2014) was a beloved member of the songwriting community around the country, with deep ties to the northwest. To honor his life’s work in music, writing, poetry, and art, we invited songwriters to enter their best recent work to win a showcase spot at Juniper Jam 2017, along with cash prizes.

Congratulations to our 2016 winners: Caleb Samples (Joseph, OR) and Robert Kneisler (Kent, WA)!

We will be accepting submissions from April 15 to July 15, 2017.  Ten finalists will be announced by August 1, 2017 and will perform on the Tunesmith Stage at 1pm at Juniper Jam, September 2, 2017. Two winners will be chosen to perform later in the afternoon on Main Stage, and each will receive a $200 prize. Click here for contest guidelines. Enter using the form below.

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