Guitar Mash and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment are once again calling teens age 13-19 from all five boroughs to submit original songs that have been inspired by New York City. The second annual #MyNYCSong Teen Songwriting Contest is a chance to write a love letter to your hometown!

For more information and to submit a song CLICK HERE.


Professional recording sessions

Artists mentorships

An exclusive showcase at Brooklyn’s Communion Music

Equipment  from Fishman®

A chance to perform on stage at Guitar Mash at City Winery


Top Left: Mark Stewart (Guitar Mash Artistic Director, Paul Simon) | Top Right: Joan Osborne (Singer/Songwriter) | Bottom Left: Tom Colicchio (Chef/Activist) | Bottom Right: Justin Guarini (Broadway and Recording Artist)


Ronald Bell (Kool and the Gang /recent inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame) and Amy Helm (singer-songwriter)

For official contest rules CLICK HERE.

To listen to last year’s winning songs click here.

#MYNYCSONG is an initiative of Guitar Mash and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment