The Mariachi Extravaganza Songwriting Competition was incorporated into the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in 2011 and serves as a platform for aspiring and established songwriters to share their original works with mariachi aficionados from throughout the world. The Songwriting Competition will take place on Thursday, November 29 at 2 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, 600 E. Market, and is free and open to the public. The deadline to submit an entry is November 5. To register Click Here.
-Prizes include public recognition and exposure. Selection will take place on Thursday, November 29.
-Winners will be notified on this day and will be given the option of having their music performed on Friday, November 30. Time is TBD. Additional exposure will include radio airplay on mariachimusic.com LIVE on KEDA radio and mariachimusic.com.
Who can participate?
-Anyone who is registered for the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza can submit a pre-recorded selection by the November 5 deadline. If there is more than 1 person who helped create the song, please list the name of only 1 person when submitting the entry.
-Once registration is complete, you may submit as many entries as you’d like.
How are entries submitted?
-Please email your entry as an MP3 file by Nov. 5 to
-If more than one song is submitted, please submit them as individual MP3 files with only one song on each file.
What is the judging process?
-Members of the world’s preeminent Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán will serve as the judges of the competition and select first, second and third place winners.
-All winners will be recognized during San Antonio’s 18th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.
-Entries will be judged on lyrics, musical arrangement, creativity, originality and melody.
Submissions will not be judged on the quality of the recording.
Where do I call for more information?
Contact MPR at 210-225-3353 for questions regarding the mariachi songwriting competition or email firstname.lastname@example.org.