HYMN COMPETITION 2019
We will again have a hymn-writing competition, both for text and tune.
Original songs/tunes should be written for the given text at the bottom of this page (click for PDF). The tune chosen will be sung at the Community Sing on Friday evening, and win a cash prize of $100.
Original texts should be written for any theme, and ideally work in interdenominational contexts. The text chosen will win a cash prize of $100 and be used for the following year's tune pairing.
RULES AND ELIGIBILITY
Contestants must live or work within Harrisonburg or Rockingham County.
Contestants may submit only one text and one tune.
Previous winners are not eligible.
Works that have been previously performed more than once are not eligible.
Works which have previously earned awards or prizes in any other national competition are not eligible.
All works entered must be the applicant’s own unpublished original compositions/writings.
Submissions must be received by August 1, 2019.
HOW TO APPLY
Send materials by August 1 electronically to
Send materials by mail to
Harrisonburg Sacred Arts
c/o Benjamin Bergey
1552 S. High St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Recommended song length no more than 6 minutes.
Tunes should match the text below.
Texts should be interdenominational or even interfaith.
The decision of the judges is final.
The judges reserve the right to award ties, to revise number of finalists, and to make no award.