(609) 992-0066

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original song contest

John A. Mulhern Song Writing Workshops

Songwriting Contest Prizes March Thru August 2020

500 Hundred Dollars and D Angelico Acoustic Guitar
Performance at October Snipes Farm Event
grand prize for song writing

The Grand Prize winner will receive five hundred dollars, an invitation to perform their song at the October 31st Danny DeGennaro Foundation event, and a D'Angelico guitar. The Grand Prize winner will be featured in the official October press release, which will include the link to their song on the DDF “JAM” songwriting workshops.org website and social media channels.


The Top four semifinalists will be awarded a Studio session to record the song of there choice along with the assistance of DDF expert engineers and producers. The opportunity to perform at one of Danny DeGennaro Foundation’s many live performance events, which wil include media press releases and social media campagians. The right to attend a master songwriting 2 day workshop taught by legendary John Austin Mulhern with a personal critique of the song.

Terms & Conditions

Entry fee is $25 per song. All entries submitted must be original songs and shall not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Songs may have multiple co-writers, but only one name should be designated as the Entrant on the entry form. Entrant shall, by entering, indemnify and hold DDF non profit (“Presenter”) harmless from and against any and all claims inconsistent with the foregoing.

Danny DeGennaro Song Star Contest is open to all amateur and professional songwriters. If Entrant is under 18 years old, the signature of a parent or guardian is required. Multiple songs may be submitted, one per entry. All entry fees are non-refundable. Entries will be screened by Presenter’s listening committee who will listen to each song in its entirety, up to five minutes in length. Members of the committee will select the semi-finalists, and the semi-finalists will be sent to the judges who will select the winners. Each song submitted shall receive a comprehensive evaluation, with the lyrics, music, and commerciality reviewed, along with suggestions for fine-tuning your song. Songs are judged on melody, composition, originality, and lyrics. Language. Each song submitted must be Entrant’s original work. Songs may have multiple co-writers, but please designate one name only as “Entrant” on the application.
enter ddf JAM song wriing contest

The Danny DeGennaro Foundation was established in 2014 and is committed to assisting musicians and artists thru mentoring and scholarships. We have raised over forty-five thousand dollars to create 3 endowments at Bucks County Community College. Which means every year, three individuals are awarded an opportunity to further their scholastic creativity.