Song Competition Rules
competition is open to the public and anyone currently residing within the
state of New Mexico. Entries from outside the state will not be considered. Entries
will be received beginning July 1st, 2014 and will end on July 31st,
must be original music and may be of any genre or style of music. All songs
must have been written strictly for this competition and may not consist of
previously released material. All songs must contain the name Albuquerque in
the title or as part of the lyrics to the song and must portray Albuquerque in
a positive light and may not contain explicit lyrics.
need not be recorded professionally to be entered in this competition.
decision of the judges is final.
kind services awarded as prizes may not be exchanged by the winners for a cash
equivalent. Winners must use those in kind providers who services for this
competition have been contracted and may not choose services from other
songwriters will retain sole copyright for their compositions, but consent to
allow the City of Albuquerque and its agents use of the composition for the
express purpose of promoting the city in all print, audio, video, digital and
internet marketing in perpetuity.
may be submitted in the following formats:
Mail in entries
must be recorded onto a compact disc (CD) in one of the following formats; mp3,
wav, AIFF, wma or mp4. The name of the entrant must be printed clearly on the
face of the CD. Titles for each entry must be clearly printed on the CD or case
and an index of the CD should also be provided. Multiple entries will be
allowed only on properly indexed compact discs. Mislabeled CDs or CDs with
playback audio problems may be disqualified. A Compact Disc (CD) may contain
material for more than one entry. A lyric sheet must accompany the entry (if
entries must be accompanied by a printable entry form available at http://newmexicomusicawards.com/forms.html
limit of one entry per entry form is imposed. Each entry form must contain
contact information for the entrant. “Entrant” is defined as the person
submitting the entries. Entries without contact information will be
disqualified. Multiple entries may be mailed in a single package. Please print
clearly on the entry forms. Illegible entry forms may cause the entry to be
$5.00 check or money order payable to New Mexico Music Awards (NMMA) must
accompany each entry. CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Returned checks will render
that entry ineligible and a returned check fee of $15.00 will be charged.
Multiple entry fees may be submitted together with one check or money order for
the total amount of all entry fees. Entry fees are not refundable. Mail in
entries must be postmarked by 7/31/14.
may fill out the electronic form available at http://newmexicomusicawards.com/forms.html
may pay their $5.00 entry fee via credit card through the NMMA Paypal account.
A confirmation e-mail will be sent confirming payment and receipt of the entry.
Electronic entries must be received by 7/31/14.
will not be returned. By signing the entry form, whether physically or
electronically, the entrant gives the NMMA permission to use their name, music,
likeness, artwork, video and links to their website and social media for the
purposes of promoting the Albuquerque Song Competition program. Entrant agrees
to hold harmless the New Mexico Music Awards, its contractors and sponsors from
any and all liability stemming from participation in this competition.
of Albuquerque contractors and employees are not eligible to enter.