One World Prairie Guitar Contest

The One World Prairie Guitar Contest will be held on Saturday, September 28th. The contest will begin at 10:00 a.m. and run throughout the day, ending with a concert performed by the winners of each category. There are four categories:

  • Classical Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Miscellaneous Stringed Instruments (not including piano)

There is a $10 sign-up fee for each category. Participants who are interested in signing up for more than one category must pay the $10 for each entry. Participants’ spots are not reserved until the library has received payment. Registration closes on September 27th at noon.

Contestants of all ages are welcome. Participants are allowed a performance of one song that must be under five minutes long. Performances must consist of instrumentals only; vocals are not permitted. Electric Guitar contestants may bring an effects pedal and an amplifier will be provided.

We will assign time-slots the day before the contest. The performances will begin at 10:00 am and will take place in the following order: Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Miscellaneous Stringed Instruments. There are 20 slots available for each category, and assigned performance times will be based on order of registration.

There will be a 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place winner in each category. Each first place winner will be awarded $1,000, each second place winner will be awarded $700, and each third place winner will be awarded $500.

The winner of each category will be required to play a 25 minute concert at the end of the contest. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Winners may perform with additional band members, instruments, effect pedals, and vocals.

Participants are required to have a valid email address; we will manage all communications, assignments, and registrations via email.

Please direct any questions to Robin Papaleka at

Registration for One World Prairie Guitar Contest is now closed, please come to the concert on Saturday, Sept. 28th at 6:30 p.m.