Cowichan Folk Guild undestands the song may be stuck in the mail

Hey, wait a minute Mr. Postman.

You got a song in your bag for me?

The 2011 Islands Songwriting Contest was set to close to entries by midnight June 16.

But the Canada Post lockout may have put a wrinkle into that plan.

Because of that Cowichan Folk Guild Artistic Director Robert McCourty has announced some alterations in the entry processing plan.

“If you have entered the contest and your entry is in the mail, (or about to be) please contact the Cowichan Folk Guild office at 250-748-3975,” he said in release issued Wednesday. “We are making alternate arrangements to receive entries via email.

“Feel free to write me directly at islandff@telus.net with any questions.”

“Please be advised that you may receive 'very' short notice if your song is selected for the finals. Thanks and good luck to everyone!”

The three regional finals will proceed as planned, including the mid-Island final at the Chapel in Providence Farm on Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m.

All musical styles welcome in this, a competition designed to support homegrown songwriters.

The challenge is to get your instrument, write a great song about music and your community, sing it for the judges, and blow their minds.

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