2018 FBISF Songwriter Selection Process


9465 South Loop Road / Pensacola, FL  32507
(850) 492-7664


Dear Songwriters,
Thank you for your continuing support, interest and participation in the Frank Brown Songwriters' Festival.  Our goal is to bring the authors of original music out of the shadows and into the spotlight.  We endeavor to promote the work of as many songwriters as possible and sincerely wish that we could host everyone who wants to perform at the Festival.  Unfortunately, that's not possible.  We strive to be aware of the loyalty so many have shown us over the years and at the same time introduce new talent.

In accordance with the above, this year's Festival Songwriters' will be extended invitations.


If you have performed at the Festival in the last three years, you need DO NOTHING.  We have your contact information and will be in touch.

If you are NEW to the Festival, please go to the Frank Brown Songwriters' Festival page at Sonicbids.com (link below) and follow the directions to fill out the application.

Additionally, Songwriters represented by Professional Industry Agents or Management may forward complete EPK's to SongwritersAgentSubmissions@fbisf.com.

Please understand, performing in the past Frank Brown Songwriters' Festivals, or filling out the 2018 Application, or Management submissions does not guarantee you a slot in the 
2018 Festival.

We will be extending invitations during the month of June and expect to have our 2018 Line-Up in place by July 15th.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Festival Director, Andy Haynes at andy@fbisf.com.

Thank you,


2018 FBISF Poster Contest

Submission Guidelines for #fbisf34 official poster contest are as follows:
• Artist must complete the full entry form.
• All qualifying posters must include the name and dates of the festival, i.e.: Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival, November 8th – 18th, 2018.
• Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, and digital art.
Awards: Cash awards totaling $200 will be awarded to the winner of the contest.
IMAGE PRESENTATION: Artwork submitted must be no smaller than 9” x 12” 600 dpi digital and no larger than 18”x 24” canvas.
Digital Files: Digital files may be submitted on CD or memory stick. Image files should be readable on PC platform and should be in TIF or equivalent. File names should not have spaces, punctuation marks, or non-English characters. Resolution files must be at least 600dpi.
Digital Prints (ink jet / laser, etc.) of work may be submitted up to 18” x 24”. If selected as the winning submission, you will be required to submit high resolution digital files for publication. Please label the back of each photo with the title of the artwork and your name, being careful not to damage the photo. We recommend using a stick-on label or felt-tip pen.
Poster submissions will be judged on their originality, creative integrity and overall capacity to embrace the essence of the annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival.
Artwork not selected will be returned if submitted with pre-paid postage or can picked up at the festival office.

The Grand Prize winner’s artwork will be used on posters, t-shirts, and promotional materials, as well as in advertisements and public service announcements for FRANK BROWN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS’ FESTIVAL ​
LIMITATIONS: Submissions must be the original work of the contestants and must not infringe upon third-party rights. Contest open to all. The entities are not responsible for printing errors or inaccurate, forged, incomplete, stolen, lost, illegible, mutilated, damaged, tampered with, postage-due, misdirected, delayed or late submissions. Void where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
PROCEDURES: Submissions for the contest will be judged by individuals selected by the FRANK BROWN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS’ FESTIVAL,
WINNER: Winner of the Contest will be notified by e-mail, mail or telephone. All responsibilities of a minor will be assumed by the parent/legal guardian. Failure of a potential contest winner to execute and return an Assignment of Rights/Artwork Release with the Submission or any other non-compliance with rules or conditions of the contest may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate Contest winner. All taxes are solely the winner’s responsibility.
RESERVATIONS: Each participant by entering the contest agrees: (1) to be bound by these rules and the judge’s decisions; (2) that winning participant grants to the FRANK BROWN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS’ FESTIVAL and assigns the unconditional right to use winner’s name, artwork, photograph, story, prize information and/or statements about the promotion for any publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law; and (3) that none of the entities, nor any of the officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives are responsible for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting from participation in or the acceptance, use misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of any prize or the publication of the winning submission. Each contestant by entering the contest agrees: (1) that contestant irrevocably assigns and transfers to the FRANK BROWN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS’ FESTIVAL and its assigns all rights in the submission, including, without limitation, all copyrights; (2) that the Submission will not be returned; and (3) that Contestant grants to the FRANK BROWN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS’ FESTIVAL and its assigns the right to publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify such Submission in any way and in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration or acknowledgment to the contestant. Notwithstanding the above, the FRANK BROWN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS’ FESTIVAL claims no ownership of the design of any unpublished submission. Each entrant by entering the contest agrees that the Entry becomes the FRANK BROWN INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS’ FESTIVAL property and will not be returned. Deadline is April 30th, 2018
Entries may be mailed to:
9465 South Loop Road
Pensacola, FL 32507