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The Guitar Competition

Five awards will be presented with the first place guitar winner receiving a coveted handmade Henderson guitar!


Registration for the Wayne C. Henderson Guitar Competition will open on April 1 (Do not apply before this date).

Applications must be postmarked between April 1 and May 1. Deadline to apply is May 1!

Who Can Enter?

Any Grand Prize winner in the past 5 years is not eligible. The preceding year winners (second through fifth place, or four slots) can enter the competition without going through the drawing process. They will need to send in their applications and entry fees within the specified time and they are guaranteed a slot. The remaining slots will be filled by random drawing to create 20 contestants and 10 alternates. The drawing will be held shortly after the May 1 deadline. Check rules for details.


To register, please send your completed application and a $20 check or money order made payable to Wayne C. Henderson Guitar Competition to:

Guitar Competition
c/o Bob DeSanto
475 Pine City Rd.
Galax, Va. 24333

Email: info@waynehenderson.org

Application fee will be refunded for those not selected and alternates who do not get to compete.

The deadline for the application is May 1.

Upon acceptance, you will receive a list of rules, one performer’s pass, and other pertinent information. Official rules are mailed each year to the accepted contestants.

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