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Attention female singer-songwriters in the Pittsburgh region between the ages of 13-21!

Enter the 2019 Women who Rock Rising Star contest for a chance to win:

  • Perform your ORIGINAL song at the Women who Rock Benefit Concert at Stage AE on May 30, 2019 (must perform the song self accompaniment or with 1 accompanist)

  • A recording session to cut one song at The Vault Recording Studio with six-time Grammy winner Jimmy Hoyson (has worked with many legendary female artists including Kelly Clarkson, Natalie Cole, Lita Ford and Carrie Underwood), which will be released on Vault Records

  • A mentoring session at The Vault recording studio with country powerhouse & 2018 American Idol finalist Gabby Barrett!

Submissions will be open from March 5-31, 2019!


  1. Follow @officialwomenwhorock on Instagram

  2. Upload a video of yourself singing an original song to YouTube

  3. Download the “I entered The Rising Star 2019 Contest” photo found on this page

  4. Post the “I Entered The Rising Star 2019 Contest” photo on your Instagram

  5. Caption the Instagram post with #womenwhorock2019 so we can find you

  6. Include a link to your YouTube submission video in your Instagram bio!

Selection Process

  1. Women who Rock will select three finalists from the submission pool

  2. Women who Rock will announce the finalists across social channels

  3. Women who Rock will choose a winner

Submission Video Content Guidelines

1. Submission videos should be no more than 3-4 minutes long.

2. Submission videos must NOT contain material which is sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, discriminatory, illegal, offensive, threatening, or harassing.

3. Must be an original song.

Terms and Conditions


1. Participants must live in the greater Pittsburgh area.

2. Participants must be between the ages of 13 - 21.

General Requirements

1. Participants may submit ONLY ONE (1) YouTube video.

2. Submission videos must be entered according to the posted contest rules and be an original song.

3. Submissions will NOT be accepted after 11:59pm EST on the last day of the submission period.

4. Contest winner must be available for all components of prize package (appearances, meetings, performances, etc.) If the winner is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must be available to accompany winner to all appearances, meetings, performances, etc.

5. Contest winner must provide their own transportation to all appearances, meetings, performances, etc, and cover any travel costs.

6. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.