Duluth Dylan Festival, which will be held mostly virtually this year on the dates surrounding the musician's 80th birthday, is seeking entries for its annual singer-songwriter competition.

This year, the winning song will be made into a music video by Song From the North Country, a group that has been creating socially distanced videos during the pandemic shutdown.

Interested songwriters should submit and original song to songfromthenorthcountry.org/contest. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. April 2. There is a limit of 30 contestants.

The top three entries get a cast prize and an invitation to play a 20 minute set on May 30.

Duluth Dylan Fest runs May 22-May 30 and will include virtual performances by Cowboy Angel Blue, Marc Gartman, Danny Fox, Al Diesan, Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo, and a re-run of the Bob Dylan Revue Reunion Concert.

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Poetry contest: The festival is also seeking entries for a poetry contest that must use either the title "Miles from Home" or "Changing the Course." Visit the Duluth Dylan Festival Facebook page for more information.