Contest for Songwriters Announced by the Sandra James Music Foundation

Top Quote The Sandra James Music Foundation is having it's 4th annual music competition. This year's prize is $2500. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 01, 2011 - The Sandra James Music Foundation is pleased to announce the Sandra James Songwriting Contest 2012, now in its 4th year! This year the Grand Prize is a $2500 award. This contest provides an opportunity to promote the music and message of Sandra James by having entrants compose new songs that align with her ideals. The foundation hopes the contest will amplify her message and present more opportunities for others to hear Sandra's songs and understand her message.

    Sandra James, poet, song-writer, singer, environmentalist, and humanitarian activist, has been recognized for her combination of natural talent and tenacious determination to communicate through song. In her quest to produce her own works, Sandra was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Though her performances brought her to many locales throughout the world, it wasn't until the last days of her life that Sandra was able to realize her dream of recording a CD of her original compositions. And it has been from this point that the Sandra James Song-writing contest has been created.

    The contest runs from November 1st until January 31st 2012. Contest details, a simple form, and examples of Sandra's music may be found on her website,

    Songs should reflect Sandra's message and passions: positive changes involving children, music, peace and the protection of the environment.

    The winners will be announced on March 1, 2012.

    The foundation, created by Sandra before her passing, has been charged with the mission of using the proceeds of her estate to convey the message that together we can make a better world. When creating the foundation, Sandra said, "No one can put a price on how far an inspirational message can impact change." The Foundation's Board of Directors is comprised of seven friends of Sandra James. The purpose of the Foundation is to preserve, protect and promote her music and message in the hopes that it will inspire generations to come.

    Rhonda Burgess, President
    The Sandra James Music Foundation
    PO Box 794
    Ashland, OR 97520
    rhonda ( @ ) sandrajames dot com

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