Announcing the 5th Annual IPA Young Songwriters Competition for 2024

So you think you can compose a hit polka or waltz?

  • This competition is open to anyone between the ages of sixteen (16) and thirty-nine (39) years of age as of the July 1, 2024 deadline.
  • It is open to amateur and professional songwriters of any polka genre.
  • All submissions will be judged by a panel of polka industry songwriting
  • The winning song will receive a plaque and $1,000! The second place winner
    will also receive a plaque plus $100!
    One special note: songs must not have been previously recorded or broadcast in any public media including YouTube, social media and digital download, so be careful not to share your genius just yet!

What’s New This Year? Submissions are limited to ONE song per songwriter for songs you composed on your own. One additional submission can be made if it was co-written with another songwriter.

Click HERE to go to the Submission Form and see instructions, eligibility and terms.

For more information, please listen to the following radio spot

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