31st Annual Troubadour Contest

31st Annual Troubadour Contest

31st Annual Troubadour Contest

31st Annual Troubadour Contest

Congratulations to the 2024 Telluride Troubadour Contest winner Martin Gilmore!

The Telluride Troubadour Competition is a nationally recognized songwriter competition open to anyone who writes and performs original music and is not currently signed to a major recording or publishing deal.

Contestants are judged on the quality of the song’s composition (50%), vocal delivery (25%), and the overall performance (25%).

Telluride Troubadour Top Ten (10) finalists are selected to receive a 4-day pass to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado to compete in a live performance contest for cash and prizes, as well as critical acclaim, well-deserved recognition, and a chance to perform on the festival main stage!

2024 Troubadour Finalists & Results

Top 10 Finalist

We’d like to congratulate the following top 10 finalists for competing in Telluride Troubadour Contest Finals at the 51st Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June 20th-23rd, 2024).

1st - Martin Gilmore (Englewood, CO)

2nd - Eliza Edens (Brooklyn, NY)

3rd - Eugenia Riot (Portland, OR)

4th - Jeff Cramer (Denver, CO)

5th - Madison Hughes (Jacksonville, FL)

Other top 10 Finalists in alphabetical order

Honorable Mentions

We would also like to congratulate the following songwriters for making it to the third round of listening.

  • Angela Autumn (Nashville, TN)
  • Andrew Camp (Nashville, TN)
  • Brock Davis (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Chance Emerson (Providence, RI / Hong Kong)
  • Dale Keys (Boise, ID)
  • Brennan Mackey (Denver, CO)
  • Taylor Shae (Fort Collins, CO)
  • Christopher Worth (Portland, OR)

2024 Prizes

How To Enter - Song Submission

Past Winners