One World Prairie Guitar Contest

Details about the One World Prairie Guitar Contest:

The categories are electric, classical and acoustic, each category will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner.

Only guitars are allowed.

First place winners receive $1000, second place $500 and third place $200.

Each contestant gets 5 minutes and one song only.

You may not sing or talk during your 5 minutes.

You may sign up for more than one category, but you will have to pay the $10 entry fee for each signup.

If you are a first place winner, you will play a 25 minute concert the evening of the 25th.  During that performance you may sing, include other musicians and use any kind of equipment you choose.

Signups last until August 10th.  You will be e-mailed your time slot on August 14th.

We will post the names of the judges along with a brief bio on the day of the contest.

When you arrive you will be asked to fill out a card which will have only your contestant number on it and the name of the song you are playing.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your time slot. A warm up room will be provided. Upon arrival, please check in with Robin, who should be in the lobby. If you can’t find her, please inquire at a public desk.

For acoustic and classical players only a Shure Sm57 on a boom stand will be provided.

Electric guitar contestants will get the microphone and be able to plug in to an amp which will be provided. They may also bring one effects pedal, no loopers.

You will be advised when you have one minute left to play.

The judging will be blind and judges will be listening from another room. They will know only your contestant number.

Anyone is welcome to listen to the contest, but please do not enter or exit the room during a contestant’s piece and remain silent during their performance.

The winners of each category will be announced 40 minutes after the last contestant in that category. Announcements will be posted on our Facebook page and printed and posted in our gallery area. We ask that 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners allow us to take your picture for our website.

Please direct any questions to Robin Papaleka at

One World Prairie Guitar Contest
Mailing Address
Classical and acoustic - microphone will be supplied Electric - amplifier and microphone will be supplied, contestant may bring an effects pedal No Vocals
To mail the $10.00 fee, Please mail your payment to:

Laramie County Library
OWPGC - Entry Fee
C/O Robin Papaleka
2200 Pioneer Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Be sure to include your full name and contact information with payment.

To bring $10.00 entry fee, please bring your cash or check to:

Business Office (2nd floor)
Laramie County Library
2200 Pioneer Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001

The Business Office is open Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Once you hit the submit button, you will be taken to PayPal to complete your registration and payment. PayPal will accept all major credit cards, and is a secure payment system used by the Laramie County Library.