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General Information:

Who should apply?
Any student enrolled in High School (grades 9-12) who demonstrates talent and a passion for writing musical theatre songs that could be part of a musical theatre production. 

Citizenship: In keeping with federal law, student competitors must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a valid tax identification or Social Security number. Tax identification or Social Security numbers are required to receive prizes, including cash payments or travel awards. Students are responsible for verifying their eligibility.   

What Kinds of Applications are Competitive?
Applicants (individuals or writing teams) who can demonstrate their talent through an audio submission and written narrative.

The application cycle will begin in the Fall of 2017:

  • October 2nd, 2017 – Application portal opens
  • January 12th, 2018 – Deadline to apply!
  • February 2018– Regional winner selections made by expert panel
  • April 2018  – Finalists Weekend in New York City!

Next Steps-
Read Our Frequently Asked Questions
Look at Our Tips and Preparation Help
View Our Songwriting Resources
Start an Application