2Rivers Festival Celebration Event

Don’t miss this celebration event! The best songs submitted for our “Tributary to the Rivers” songwriting competition will be judged live at this event. Who will be our lucky winners? All songs must be originals and must be about the Speed, the Eramosa or the Grand River. Enjoy local Food Trucks, local beer and wine, face painting. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.


If Social Distancing is still required....

Back-up Plan: 1hr

RSVP to get the link to join the event. If you can not make the live event, you will be sent a recording afterwards

We don't have the details sorted out yet, but we are going to come up with a creative plan to host this song writing competition remotely if need be. Please continue to submit your songs!!!



Official Rules - Tributary to the Rivers Songwriting Competition

1. Must be an original Song related to the theme “About the Speed, the Eramosa or the Grand River”

2. Limit song to less than 4.5 minutes

3. Submit by Emailing info@wellingtonwaterwatchers.ca the following by midnight May 29, 2020:

         a) MP3 or YouTube video link of your song

         b) PDF of lyrics

         c) Entry form 

4. Applicants will be advised by June 12, 2020 if they have been selected to perform at the June 27th event.

5. Applicant must be available to sing their song at the 2Rivers Festival Celebration - Featuring Tributary to the Rivers finalists on Saturday June 27, 5-11pm. The Boathouse, Guelph.

6. Selected candidates will perform at the 2Rivers Festival Celebration - Featuring Tributary to the Rivers finalists

7. Criteria for judging songs

          a) Relation to the theme

          b) Songwriting / lyrics

          c) Melody

          d) Authenticity

8. Prizes will be awarded to the winners on the day of the competition. Winners will be decided by the panel of judges based on the listed criteria

           One First Prize - A full day of recording time at Copper Sound Studio to record the song. This will include mixing and mastering. 

           Two Second Prizes

           1) A weekend pass for 2 to Hillside Music Festival

           2) A weekend pass for 2 to Riverfest

           Three Third Prizes - Gift packages from Lush.

9. Entry constitutes permission to uses performers name, likeness and voice for publicity and advertising without additional compensation

10. 2Rivers Festival Reserves the right to upload all performances online.

11. The performer must have rights to the song to be considered eligible. 



June 27, 2020 at 5pm - 11pm
The Boathouse
116 Gordon St
Guelph, ON N1H 4H6
Google map and directions
Jen Terry Hildie Rempel - Jacyk Arlene Slocombe

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  • Jen Terry
    rsvped +3 2020-05-02 19:14:47 -0400
  • Hildie Rempel - Jacyk
    rsvped +3 2020-02-20 21:38:20 -0500
  • Jim Dyer
    commented 2020-02-18 13:27:44 -0500
    Dear Organizers: I have two questions; Can one song writer enter more than one song? Would a song about Nestlé’s Aberfoyle Water Bottling Plant qualify (it includes mention of river pollution)? Thank you for any guidance you can share at this time.
  • Arlene Slocombe
    rsvped 2020-02-11 06:29:34 -0500