Epiphone recently participated in a songwriting contest conducted by the Nashville Tennessean and in conjunction with the national USA WEEKEND Songwriting Contest for Teens.

The contest was open to students in grades 9-12 in The Tennessean’s circulation area who were challenged to create an original song lyric to the theme “Make a Difference.” Judges for the contest were Amy Kurland, owner of The Bluebird Cafe and songwriters Robert Ellis Orrall and Danny Flowers.

Prizes included a guitar from Epiphone, a gift card from Tower Records, a prize pack from Infinity Cat Recordings, Bluebird Cafe books and Tennessean merchandise.

Finalists included (L-R); Chelsea Paul - Honorable mention, Troy Watson - honorable mention, Jordon Hicks - Winner, Hannah Giffith - Third Place.

Gibson President Dave Berryman congratulates contest winner Jordon Hicks.

Dave Berryman presents Jordon Hicks with an Epiphone Limited Edition Special-II electric guitar in Wine Red.

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