Good morning everyone! We hope you all had great holidays and are doing well heading into the new year.
Just a reminder - The 2015 contest registration begins January 8, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. CST for all contests. Registrations will be accepted in our office, by phone using a credit card, and by mail with a January 8, 2015 or later postmark date. Contests are open to anyone except those who are performing as a billed or paid entertainer and those persons who have won first place within the past FIVE years - specifically the years 2010 - 2014. However, previous winners may enter a contest which they have not won within the past five years. For example, the first place winner of the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship may enter and win any other contest.
Entry fee for all instrument Contests will be $15 per person per contest. Contest registration will close one hour before the scheduled contest. We will accept only Forty (40) contestants per contest. All registered contestants must confirm their registration at the contest registration trailer prior to the time registration closes. Complete contest rules, dates, starting times, description of the instrument prizes, and the presenting Luthiers will be available upon request in Spring 2015. For a copy of this information, write to Walnut Valley Association, P.O. Box 245, Winfield, KS 67156, or call 620-221-3250.