Songwriting awards

  • September 2014: Top 5 Finalist/Performer, Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, New Haven, Connecticut. 

  • May 2015:  Finalist/Performer Kerrville Folk Festival “New Folk” Songwriting Competition, Kerrville, Texas. 

  • January 2016:  Honorable Mention, Acoustic Category, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington, D.C. 

  • October 2016 and October 2017:  Performer, Dripping Springs Songwriter’s Festival, Austin, Texas. 

  • December 2016:  3rd Place Winner, American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest, Nashville, Tennessee. 

  • January 2017:  Gold Medal Winner (1st Place), Folk Rock/Americana/Roots Category, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington, D.C. 

  • May 2017:  Top 10 Finalist/Performer, Wildflower Music and Arts Festival Performing Singer/Songwriter Competition, Richardson, Texas. 

  • November 2017:  Grand Prize Winner (1st Place overall), 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Songwriting Contest, Dallas, Texas. 

  • December 2017:  1st Place Winner, Acoustic/Folk Category, UK Songwriting Contest, London, England. 

  • January 2018:  Honorable Mention, Folk/Americana Category and Folk/Acoustic Category Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington, D.C. 

  • May 2018:  Featured Performer, Tucson Folk Festival and Top 5 Finalist, Tucson Folk Association Songwriting Contest, Tucson, Arizona. 

  • May 2015:  Alternate Finalist, Kerrville Folk Festival “New Folk” Songwriting Competition, Kerrville, Texas. 

  • August 2018:  Honorable Mention, Folk Category, Smoky Mountain Songwriting Festival Song Contest, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 

  • September 2018:  Top 5 Finalist/Performer Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, New Haven, Connecticut. 

  • September 2018:  Official Showcase Performer, Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Annual Conference, Austin, Texas. 

  • September 2018:  Silver Award Winner, Music City Song Star Songwriting Contest, Nashville, TN. 

  • November 2018:  Semi-Formal Showcase Selectee (Alternate) Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Annual Conference, Stamford, Connecticut. 

  • November 2018:  Two songs selected for inclusion in the Top 20 Songs of the Year by the Texas Troubadour Songwriting Competition, Dallas, Texas . 

 

Award Winning Songs 

Oklahoma Sky                                    

--Finalist, 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest 

--Selected for inclusion in the Top 20 Songs of the Year by the Texas Troubadour Songwriting Competition 

What’s It Like                         

--Finalist, 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest 

This Is Sally Ann                     

--Finalist, 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition 

--Finalist, 2018 Tucson Folk festival Songwriting Contest 

Love It Is                                 

--Finalist, 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition 

Sidewalk Romance                

--Hon. Mention, Acoustic Category, 2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 

Life Beneath the Rust                        

--3rd Place, American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest 

--Finalist, 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Songwriting Contest 

Fais Do Do  (A Cajun Lullaby)            

--1st Place, Americana/Roots Category, 2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 

--Finalist, 2016 Wildflower Performing Singer/Songwriter Competition 

--Grand Prize (1st Place overall) 2017 Dallas Songwriters’ Assn. Song Contest 

--1st Place, Acoustic/Folk Category, UK Songwriting Contest 

--Selected for Official Showcase performance at the 2018 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Annual Conference. 

These Two Hands 

--Finalist, 2016 Wildflower Performing Singer/Songwriter Competition 

--Finalist, 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Song Contest 

Darkness Falls                                    -- 

--Finalist, 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Songwriting Contest 

--Finalist, 2018 Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. 

--Hon. Mention, Acoustic Category, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 

--Hon. Mention, Folk Category, Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival Song Contest 

--Silver Award, Music City Song Star Song Contest 

How It Feels                           

--Finalist, 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Songwriting Contest 

If You Knew Me          

--Finalist, 2018 Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest 

--Silver Medal Award, Music City Song Star Songwriting Contest 

Left Behind                             

--Alternate Finalist, 2018, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition 

--Selected for Official Showcase performance at the 2018 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Annual Conference 

Charlie                                     

--Finalist, 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest 

--Alternate Finalist, 2018, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition 

Someone Like Me                  

--Finalist, 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest 

--Hon. Mention 2018 Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival 

----Selected for Official Showcase performance at the 2018 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Annual Conference. 

Hard Times (Katy’s Song) 

--Finalist, 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest 

--Hon. Mention, 2018 Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival