Teen Music Essay Contest 2016


Are you a musician aged 13–17? You are invited to share your insight on the music theme

“How Does Practice Make Perfect?”

It’s a chance to win a $400 prize from The Music Connection and have your essay published in North State Parent!

If you are age 13–17 and live in Upper California (Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama counties), send us a 300-word essay on the theme “How Does Practice Make Perfect?” One lucky winner will have their essay published in North State Parent’s June 2016 issue and will win a $400 gift certificate from The Music Connection in Chico or Redding. We’ll also have a few special prizes for runner-ups.

Here are prompts on the theme to get you thinking: How do you overcome the challenges of practicing in order to become an accomplished musician – how do you remain motivated to practice?  What techniques or people influence your practice time?  Would you remain motivated to practice if you were not in a musical group or didn’t have an inspiring teacher?  Besides improving your skills, what has practicing taught you – has practicing changed your life in some way?

We look forward to reading your entries!

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016.

No submission fee. Download and fill out the entry form below and attach it to the back of your 300-word essay. Mail your submission to: North State Parent Music Contest,  PO Box 1602, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067. Questions? Call (530) 926-1287.

Download entry form.

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