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Kristi Krings wins grand prize in John Lennon Songwriting contest
Kristi Krings, of Bellvue Colorado, has been awarded a 2003 Grand Prize by the John Lennon Song Writing Contest. The 20-year-old recording artist’s song, I am Found, was selected from 25,000 international competitors for the award.

Regarded as one of the most prestigious awards in the music industry, the John Lennon Song Writing Contest is open to both professional career songwriters and new artists. Songs are judged on originality, melody, composition, and lyrics. Judging is done by accomplished members of the Songwriters Guild of America, making the award an exclusive honor comparable to the Academy Awards for film.
Besides cash awards, Ms. Krings will receive a contract with EMI music publishing. The former 2001 Miss Montana Teen USA was ecstatic when she heard the news. “There are so many great artists in this event. It’s a real privilege, and a great beginning for my new album”. Presently Ms. Krings is completing financing and distribution arrangements for her upcoming album, Nation of One.
Based on the belief that we are all the heroes of our own lives, Ms. Krings feels that this universal idea may be one of the qualities that helped her song to be selected. “We are all responsible for our own choices, good or bad. The freedom to make those choices gives us tremendous power. It’s our opportunity to be a hero.”
It is this compelling concept that I am Found, through rich sound design, beautiful melodies and Ms. Krings’ 4-octave range, communicates so clearly.

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