2021 Singer-Songwriter Competition

We’re searching for Pennsylvania’s best Singer-Songwriter talent!

The WYEP Singer-Songwriter Competition is back! Pennsylvania musicians, tune your instrument and get your ring light ready. This year’s competition is once again entirely virtual.

Our submission window opened June 21, 2021 and closed on July 9, 2021. For competition rules, click here.

The 2021 WYEP Singer-Songwriter Competition Winners are:

1st Place – Yunge Xiao

2nd Place – Dan Styslinger

3rd Place – Ames Harding


Watch Round 1 Here!

Round 1 Finalists: Hannah Standiford, Lauren Gibbs, & Jessica Duke

Round 1 Audience Choice: Brian Shields

Watch Round 2 Here!

Round 2 Finalists: Rohan Sykora, Lily Baverso, & Melanie Stangl

Round 2 Audience Choice: Sydney Kaczorowski

Watch Round 3 Here!

Round 3 Finalists: Hunter Colt Paulson, Yunge Xiao, & Jon Fish

Round 3 Audience Choice: Chrystyna Marie

Watch Round 4 Here!

Round 4 Finalists: Dan Styslinger, Ames Harding, & Skye Light

Round 4 Audience Choice: Joel Friend


2021 Prizes include:

  • First Prize: A fully produced audio track from Sean McDonald at Red Medicine Recording Studio, $500, a photoshoot with Renee Rosensteel, a consultation session with Jeff Betten at Misra Records, an on-air Local 913 feature on 91.3FM, and performance opportunities as public health and safety allow.
  • Second Prize: $350, performance opportunities as public health and safety allow.
  • Third Prize: $150, performance opportunities as public health and safety allow.


Watch each of the four rounds and the finale on our YouTube Channel.


  • August 12, 2021 @ 3PM -Round 1
  • August 19, 2021 @ 3PM -Round 2
  • August 26, 2021 @ 3PM -Round 3
  • September 2, 2021 @ 3PM -Round 4
  • September 16, 2021 @ 3PM – Finale


The 2021 Singer-Songwriter Competition is generously supported by:

Miss last year’s competition?  You can watch all the rounds here.