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The Prize
 

The competition will award prizes aimed at giving exposure to the artist's music and furthering the artist's career.

The Grand Prize:

> The 1st place winner will perform on the main stage at the 15th Annual FMJS East Coast Jazz Festival in Rockville MD, President's Day Weekend in February 2006. The winner will be accompanied by top musicians in the Washington DC metro area. The performance will be recorded live and a CD will be produced. The artist will receive 200 copies to sell or distribute and will have the option to acquire more copies at cost. The 1st place winner will also receive 2 nights at the Washington, DC Four Seasons Hotel during the time of the festival engagement and transportation expenses**.

> The 2nd Place winner will perform at O'Hara's Jazz Cafe in Hollywood Florida and be accompanied by top musicians in the South Florida area. Airfare and hotel accommodations are included.

> The 3rd Place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from Concord Records to be used for purchasing CDs from their new online catalog.

 
 


**Jazzconnect will provide a round trip airline ticket for the winner to Washington DC from any major U.S. city. If the winner is from outside the U.S., they are responsible for their ticket to the U.S. and Jazzconnect will provide a ticket from the city of arrival to Washington, DC.