2017 Song Contest 

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2017 Winners and Finishers

2016 Winner and Finishers

Will McLean
Best New Florida Song Contest

 The 2017 Contest is upgraded to a digital format.
2017 Song Contest Rules and Application 
Application is Closed 
The official contest entry period begins
August 1st and continues through December 31st

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 Read More about the Winning Songwriters and their Music

     The contest has generated thousands of Florida songs, causing both the songwriter
and the audience to become more aware of the history, environment, and characters of Florida. 
The songs can are sad, funny, inspiring, emotional and historical. The Will McLean Foundation for Florida Heritage in Music has archived all the songs, which will eventually be housed in the McLean Collection at the College of Central Florida in Ocala.  

     The Will Mclean song contest has brought some fine songwriters to us. The contest is open to all.  Although most entries come from Florida, songwriters everywhere are encouraged to submit entries. The first place winner and 2nd and 3rd place finishers are featured at the annual Will McLean Festival.

Song contest winners since 1992 

The Soul of the Hawk
The first in a series of CDs presenting finalists in the 
annual song contest

More info on Soul of the Hawk CD.......


For more information call: 352-466-5070