The College of Fine Arts at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Pamela Phillips Oland Excellence in the Art of Writing Lyrics Award.

“This competition seeks to develop and promote the craft of songwriting across the disciplines of music, theatre, and dance. We are so pleased to steward this worthwhile endeavor within the College of Fine Arts,” said CFA dean Nancy J. Uscher.

All those interested are invited to apply. Applicants may be of any age or nationality. Applicants, emerging and mid-career artists who have focused careers on the writing of lyrics within a range of art forms, are asked to submit a C.V., two examples of lyrics writing, a personal statement about how this award will help advance an individual’s career, and how it is in alignment with future career goals and aspirations. Deadline for submissions is August 16.

The winner of the competition receives a $5,000 USD award and will be invited to UNLV during the fall 2024 semester to work with College of Fine Arts students, and for an event celebrating the award. The college covers the travel, food and board expenses for the residency, which will last two or possibly three days. If the winner is unable to travel, they could potentially perform the residency virtually.

Please submit applications/proposals online.

You must log in with a Gmail or Google account in order to successfully load the competition application and ensure your required materials are uploaded along with your form answers.