The Holly Prize

The Holly Prize is an award made possible by Songmasters and administered and juried by the SHOF as a tribute to the legacy of SHOF inductee Buddy Holly. Since 2010, the Holly Prize annually recognizes and supports a new “all-in-one songwriter “— an exceptionally talented and inspired young musician/singer/songwriter whose…

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NYU Steinhardt Songwriting Scholar Award

A new scholarship program was announced in 2011, along with a collaboration between the Songwriters Hall of Fame and NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. The NYU Steinhardt Songwriting Scholar Award is presented to a music composition student whose work holds great potential for success in the…

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Curtis Mayfield Award

The Curtis Mayfield Award will recognize a promising singer/songwriter whose work reflects the inspiration, spirit and soul of Curtis Mayfield.

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