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Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival Contest Winners
Posted Date: 5/30/2013

Virginia Highlands Community College is pleased to announce the 2013 top ten winners of the Richard Leigh Songwriters Contest. The contest was open to anyone who writes original music and who is not currently signed to a recording or publishing contract. Contestants were judged on the quality of the song's composition.

KT Vandike First Place Winner of the Richard Leigh Songwriters Contest

KT Vandike (First Place Winner) with Gill Braswell

The top three songwriters were announced at the Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival with the following prizes: 1st Place - $500 and Guitar | 2nd Place - $250 | 3rd Place - $100.

  • KT Vandike - Johnson City, TN
  • Emery Reid - Glade Springs, VA
  • Aaron Roberts - Gate City, VA
  • Mark Laperele - Bedford, VA
  • Ed Young - Lebanon, VA
  • Sage Greer - Damascus, VA
  • Glen Harlow - Bristol, VA
  • Jennifer Allen - Woodbridge, VA
  • Randolph Walker - Roanoke, VA
  • Darris Stanley - Castlewood, VA
  • Joan Donovan - Johnson, City, TN

Congratulations to all the winners!  We would like to thank our volunteers, judges and sponsors for your support.

The 2014 Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, 2014. Watch for details about the 2014 VHCC Songwriters Contest.