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Submissions now accepted for 2024 songwriting contest

A well known vocal group and a popular music venue are partnering to present a songwriting contest.


Submissions are now open for this year's HOOKED! Songwriting Contest, presented by Prince Ivan and The Nest.


The HOOKED! Songwriting Contest is regarded as Southwest Missouri's premier songwriting competition, bringing together songwriters with celebrity judges and a live audience in a fun and interactive show. HOOKED! is on the lookout for America's next big song! Submissions for the contest will be accepted until August 10.  


Songs by writers age 12 and up, of all genres, will be accepted. Song submissions will be heard by some of the best songwriters, entertainers and audio engineers in the nation. The Top Ten finalists will be announced on September 6.


The finalists will be given a unique opportunity to network and share their music during a Songwriters' Roundtable on October 4 at The Nest.  


The Top Ten Finalists will perform in front of judges and a live audience on Saturday, October 5, at Branson's Pepsi Legends Theater, where they will compete for the grand prize of $1,000. Second and third place cash prizes will also be awarded.


To be a part of this year's HOOKED! Songwriting Contest, visit .


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