Join JAS for our first ever student songwriting competition!

Jazz Aspen Snowmass is seeking original music by student songwriters. One winner will receive a cash prize of $500 plus the opportunity to perform your song live at a JAS Cafe event. Up to four honorable mention winners will receive a cash prize of $100.

New to songwriting? Check out these two workshops with great tips on writing and submitting your music
JAS Songwriting Workshop
JAS Songwriting Workshop Take 2

Submission Guidelines:

  • Students are encouraged to submit an original song from any music genre
  • Submissions shall include:
    • An Audio or Video Recording
    • A Lyric Sheet
    • Student Contact Info (name, age, school, email & phone)
  • Please send a Dropbox link with your submission to
  • Students may submit a maximum of two songs each
  • Plagiarism of copyrighted material is illegal. It is the responsibility of the songwriter to assure that music submitted is not copyrighted


Entries will be judged based on their originality, creativity, aesthetic quality and the power of the music and lyrics.

Entries must be received by February 1, 2021. Winner will be announced by March 1, 2021