2020 Singer-Songwriter Competition


After several months of social distancing, we're sure that the musicians of Pittsburgh have more exciting material to show us than ever before. Enter the 2020 Singer-Songwriter competition. While we won't be taking our typically roving contest on the road this year, this is your home for the virtual version of our hunt for southwestern Pennsylvania's most talented singers and writers. 

Join us right here every Thursday from Sept. 3-24 to watch the stream as 91.3 WYEP's own Liz Felix hosts area singer-songwriters competing to make it to the finale on Oct. 8. 




Prizes include: 

  • First Prize: $500, A fully produced audio track from Sean McDonald at Red Medicine Recording Studio, a photoshoot with Renee Rosensteel, a consultation session with Jeff Betten at Misra Records, an on-air Local 913 feature on 91.3FM, and performance opportunities as public health and safety allow. 

  • Second Prize: $350, performance opportunities as public health and safety allow.

  • Third Prize: $150, performance opportunities as public health and safety allow.



  • September 3, 2020-Round 1

         Judges: 91.3 WYEP Morning Mix host Joey Spehar, Rosanna Spindler of Buffalo Rose and David Rosario of Stone Throwers

  • September 10, 2020-Round 2

         Judges: 91.3 WYEP Afternoon Mix host Rosemary Welsch, Soul Show host Mike Canton and Josh Corcoran of Spare Change TV

  • September 17, 2020-Round 3

         Judges: 91.3 WYEP Mid-Day Mix host Kyle Smith, Jordan Snowden of Pittsburgh City Paper and Clinton Clegg of The Commonheart

  • September 24, 2020-Round 4

         Judges: 91.3 WYEP Production Director Brian Siewiorek, Alex Neal of The Thunderbird Cafe and Mary Kay Riley, 2019 competition winner. 

If you are interested, read more details about the contest, including specifications for filming, song requirements and judging criteria here, and if you decide to enter, the legal terms and conditions can be found here