The Ottawa Bluesfest is holding a Canada-wide competition for emerging female artists from all genres. Cash prizes and a slot at this year's festival could be yours! Applications are open now - at no fee to the artist - until March 31st. Here's the info.
The RBC Bluesfest is one of Canada's foremost music festivals and in partnership with Boom 99.7 has opened the She's the One competition to support emerging female artists.
Open to female artists of any age in any genre, applicants must either be the lead singer of your act/band or the leader performer in your instrumental act/band. All members of the band must be residents of Canada.
If you have a Sonicbids account, submissions are free (1 token) or you can submit via Surveygizmo (and kudos to the organizers for offering options! So many festivals are accessible through Sonicbids only these days and it's a shame... but I digress...).
There will be two categories: 1] Solo (i.e. Singer-songwriter) 2] Band
Initial submissions will be judged on the quality of performance, based on submtted YouTube/myspace Clips, etc. RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest will review these submissions, and three finalists will be selected from each category. These six finalists will have a 20 minute slot to perform LIVE at the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest for a professional jury, on Saturday July 7th, 2012 with one winner chosen from each category.
What’s up for grabs?
Winners of each category will receive a cash prize: Solo Category winner will receive $2,000; Band Category winner will receive $5,000!
...Please note, if you are selected as a finalist, you MUST be available to travel to Ottawa to perform at the finals on July 7, 2012.
Please note, judging will be based upon a developed criteria including: performance, stage presence/showmanship, originality, musicality, audience reaction and 'It' factor. Above all, we are looking for a moving live performance both in online submissions and final competition judging.
For more information and to apply, visit ottawabluesfest.ca/shestheoneinfo. We look forward to seeing some of our Indigenous sisters up there!