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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 18, 2013) - Blackbird Academy in Conway is dedicated to nurturing young artists in music, dance, filmmakers, acting, writing, visual arts, and even sewing.

    To continue it's mission, the academy has come up with a novel idea for a fundraiser -- a songwriting competition. 

    From now till November 1st, songwriters are asked to submit their compositions along with a $35 entry fee in the Alchemy Songwriting Competition.

    All genres are expected, such as rock/alternatigve, R&B, pop, folk, country/bluegrass, gospel/Christian, instrumental, jazz, etc.

    "You don't necessarily have to be a musician or a singer, we're really focused on the songwriting ability of the submissions," says Jeannie McNulty Strange with the Blackbird Academy.

    The top 10 overall winners will perform live for the judges at the Alchemy Songwriting Showcase on Saturday, December 7th. Guest judges will give live feedback and choose the grand prize winner at the end of the evening.

    Grand prize is a trip to Los Angeles for two, courtesy of the Music Empowers Foundation and a day to record in the studio of Warren Huart, a Hollywood based music producer.

    The judges are Kris Allen (2009 American Idol winner), Adam Hambrick (artist and songwriter), and Jonathan Smith (songwriter, musician, and producer).

    100% of the proceeds will go to benefit Blackbird Academy of Arts.

    Click here for a complete list of rules and regulations. All entries must be postmarked by or submitted via email on or before midnight (Central Standard Time) on November 1st.

    (Source: Blackbird Academy / Alchemy Songwriting Compeition)

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