North American Rock Guitar Competition, Monday, June 20, 2005, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts

Applications for the 5th Annual North American Rock Guitar Competition are now being accepted. Applications will be accepted from any rock/electric guitarist residing in the United States or Canada who has not had a contract as a soloist or band member with a major record label in the last five years.
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The deadline for submission is Tuesday, April 19, 2005.

Entry Requirements:

  • Submit a high quality cassette tape or CD recording of your work. Your cassette or CD cannot exceed 3 songs or 15 minutes in length. Entries with vocals will be disqualified.
  • Do not introduce yourself vocally on your cassette or CD.
  • Accompaniment is acceptable, but only individual entrants will be accepted, not bands.
  • Original compositions are encouraged, but cover songs will also be accepted. Please identify the writer(s) or band associated with each song on your tape or CD.
  • Include a brief, one-page biography and a black and white publicity photograph for use if you are selected as a finalist.
  • Non-refundable Registration fee of $25 ($40 CDN). Checks should be made payable to: WNED Guitar Competition.
  • Completed Application Form (download from link at right)

Panels comprised of music educators, musicians and industry representatives will conduct blind tape/CD judging culminating in a chance for five finalists to compete on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 7:30 pm at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts before music industry judges and a live audience.


  • 1st Place: $1,500 Cash & Gibson Guitar
  • 2nd Place: $1,000 Cash &Gibson Guitar
  • 3rd Place: $500 Cash & Gibson Guitar
  • 4th Place: Gibson Guitar
  • 5th Place: Gibson Guitar

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