The Trout Forest Music Festival announces its inaugural regional songwriting/performance contest. Developing songwriter/performers from Manitoba and NW Ontario (Winnipeg, Kenora, Dryden, Red Lake, Thunder Bay and all points north, in-between and immediately surrounding) are invited to submit one song by youtube or vimeo link for a chance to receive an invitation to perform at the festival (August 9-11, 2013), two VIP all access passes (camping and food for the weekend), and a small remuneration (gas money). One song submission per person and there is no submission fee. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2013. Judging will take place during the month of May by the music committee of the festival, with winners notified in June.