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Attention Now Accepting Submissions For Songwriting Awards

Attention Now Accepting Submissions For Songwriting Awards

Now through Friday, September 30, 2016, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) is accepting submissions from songwriters near and far for the Dottie Burman Award and the John Wallowitch Award. Submissions after the 30th will not be considered. Judging will take place from October 1 through 30, 2016. Finalist will be announced on October 31st and the winner will be announced on November 6, 2016. The winners will have one of their submitted songs presented at MAC’s They Write the Songs show on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Baruch College. While we would love to have the winners there, they do not need to be present at the performance.

DOTTIE BURMAN AWARD
The recipient will receive $500 and a certificate.

Qualifications

  • Songwriter must be age 40 or over.
  • Songwriter cannot thus far have received significant recognition in the music industry, and may not previously have won an award from MAC for songwriting.
  • Songwriter must submit three songs (MP3 only) via email with accompanying lyrics in the body of the email only. No PDF or Word attachments or links.
  • SUBMISSION EMAIL: burmanaward@gmail.com
  • Each song should be emailed in a separate email.  Please send all 3 emails at the same time or as close as possible.
  • For each email, in the subject, put your last name and the song title (i.e. Sondheim-Send in the Clowns)
  • Each email must also contain your name, the name(s) of your collaborators and a contact phone number
  • Collaborations are eligible, provided that

§  all of the collaborators meet the qualifications

§  all three submitted songs were written by the same writing team, and

§  none of the collaborators is also submitting individually or is a member of another writing team that is entering into the competition.

JOHN WALLOWITCH AWARD

The recipient will receive $500 and a certificate.

Qualifications

  • Songwriter must be 39 years old or younger.
  • Songwriter cannot thus far have received significant recognition in the music industry, and may not previously have won an award from MAC for songwriting.
  • Songwriter must submit three songs (MP3 only) via email with accompanying lyrics in the body of the email only. No PDF or Word attachments or links.
  • SUBMISSION EMAIL: wallowitchaward@gmail.com
  • Each song should be emailed in a separate email.  Please send all 3 emails at the same time or as close as possible.
  • For each email, in the subject, put your last name and the song title (i.e. Sondheim-Send in the Clowns)
  • Each email must also contain your name, the name(s) of your collaborators and a contact phone number
  • Collaborations are eligible, provided that

§  all of the collaborators meet the qualifications,
§  all three submitted songs were written by the same writing team, and
§  none of the collaborators is also submitting individually or is a member of another writing team that is entering into the competition.

John Wallowitch and Dottie Burman were beloved songwriters in the cabaret community. When Dottie Burman passed away, her estate bequeathed $5,000 dollars to MAC to set up a songwriting competition in her name that would award a cash prize to songwriters over the age of 40 who have not yet received recognition for their writing talents. The MAC Board passed a motion to create a matching award in John Wallowitch’s name to honor songwriters under 40. Songwriters’ submissions are accepted in the fall, and finalists are chosen by a panel of judges. The final decision is made by a celebrity judge from the world of cabaret. Past judges include Barb Jungr (2014), Lauren Molina (2013), Ann Hampton Callaway (2012), and Karen Mason (2011). Winners then perform at They Write the Songs, a MAC event which highlights songwriters and their contributions to cabaret.

Past winners have included Sammy Buck & San Acquisto, Sam Carner & Derek Gregor, Patrick Dwyer, Amy Englehart, Drew Fornarola, Harriet Goldberg, Adam Gwon, Joe Iconis, Kenneth Jones & Gerald Stockstill, Shaina Taub, Sam Willmott, Amanda Yesnowitz & Deboirah Abramson.

Inquiries: macpressrelease@gmail.com

Visit: www.macnyc.com

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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