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                                 CONTEST RULES


1).  All performances must be Christmas or Patriotic Music


2.)  Accompaniment:

  • Artist may use professional accompaniment tracks

  • Your CD accompaniment needs to be clearly labeled with your name and song title.


3.)  The performance may not exceed four minutes in length. 


4.)  CCGMA Panel of Judges have sole decision-making rights.


5.)  Deadline for Entries is October 1, 2019.


6.)  Winners will be announced on October 10, 2019


7.)  Winners are responsible for travel and accommodations.


8.)  All entries received are non-returnable.


9.)  All Entries will be in the form of professional CD recording or MP3 digitals.


10.) MP3 digital entries can be emailed to or CD mailed to

        198 North 4th Street Ste Genevieve, MO 63670

        Attention: CCGMA Contest


11.) Entry Fee is $125.00 per entry. Payment can be submitted via check or Credit Card

Make Checks Payable to: Cardinal Country & Gospel Music Association

Submit Credit Card Payments @ at Membership/Sponsor page and   

Pay via Donate option


12.) Two winners will be chosen.

13.) Prizes:

  • Perform in Pre-show

  • Meet & Greet with Irlene Mandrell

  • 2 Tickets in Artist Circle

  • Picture with Irlene Mandrell

  • An Autographed copy of Irlene Mandrell’s Book

      “God Reigns Miracles”

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