"Maritimes to Memphis" International Blues Challenge Competition

Submissions are now open for the inaugural edition of the East Coast Blues 
Society "Maritimes to Memphis" International Blues Challenge competition.
 
All Blues bands from The Maritimes are eligible to compete.
 
Submission deadline is Midnight Wednesday September 8th, 2013
 
Winning band and solo/duo act from the local competition will compete in 
Memphis, TN in January 2014 for prizes and recognition.
 
What is the IBC?
 
The world's largest gathering of Blues acts representing an international 
search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations for the 
Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the 
international stage.
 
The IBC is a judged "Battle of the Bands" in which 
competitors take the stage and play a short set for a panel of judges. The 
acts are judged based on an established set of criteria. Each Affiliate of 
The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and solo/duo act to 
represent the organization at the IBC in Memphis, TN. Affiliates are 
required to stage a regional preliminary IBC competition, where the winner 
of that competition earns the right to represent the Affiliate at the 
Memphis international competition.
 
In 2013, 125 bands and 80 solo/duo acts 
entered, filling the clubs up and down Beale Street for the quarter-finals 
on Wednesday and Thursday, the semi-finals on Friday and the finals at the 
Orpheum Theater on Saturday. The 2014 International Blues Challenge will be 
the 30th year of Blues musicians from around the world competing for cash, 
prizes, and industry recognition.
 
Full details can be found here