Entry Rules

Albuquerque Song Competition Rules

This 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, 2014.

All entries 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.

Entries need not be recorded professionally to be entered in this competition.

The decision of the judges is final.

In 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 providers.

All 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.

Entries may be submitted in the following formats:

Mail in entries


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 applicable).


All entries must be accompanied by a printable entry form available ahttp://newmexicomusicawards.com/forms.html


A $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.


Electronic Entries

Entrants may fill out the electronic form available at http://newmexicomusicawards.com/forms.html


Entries 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.


City of Albuquerque contractors and employees are not eligible to enter.



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