1st Place Winner – One individual will be selected from the final field of competitors. The 1st place designee shall receive a one-time award in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) and shall perform as the opening act for guitarist John Pizzarelli on Sunday, April 29th at Blues Alley.

2nd Place Winner – The 2nd place designee shall be one individual who shall receive five hundred dollars ($500.00) and a plaque recognizing the achievement.

3rd Place Winner – There shall be three (3) individuals receiving two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) and plaques recognizing their achievement.

All recipients shall receive prominent press releases, photographic coverage, video opportunities, broadcast interviews and on-line web recognition. Any likeness or reproduction of any individual recipient’s image shall be the property of the principal sponsor.  Sponsor agrees to release likeness to the recipient with prior written permission.

Host Hotel – all finalists will receive complimentary accommodations at the State Plaza Hotel which is on the George Washington University campus.  Hospitality shall also include complimentary food and beverage for the competitors.  Overnight accommodations shall be limited to Saturday, April 28th with the 1st place winner receiving complimentary accommodations the night of Sunday, April 29th.  Ground transportation shall be the responsibility of the contestants.