Dogwood Arts Student Guitar Design Contest


Exciting Opportunity For Youth Artists To Customize Guitars With Original Artwork!

Dogwood Arts and the Songbirds Foundation are proud to announce the 2019 Epiphone Guitar Design Contest. The contest is open to all high school and middle school students living in East Tennessee. 20 Guitar designs created by youth artists were selected and will be displayed at the Songbirds Museum, a one-of-a-kind guitar museum located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. The guitars will be auctioned online to benefit Dogwood Arts and the Songbirds Foundation’s youth art programs.

20 winning student designers received $50 art supply stipends and weekend tickets to our family-friendly Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival. Additional cash prizes totaling $1,000 will be awarded to participating artists!


The Songbirds Foundation shares the transformative experience of music with the Chattanooga area by delivering educational programming, preserving music history, hosting enriching events, and providing concrete resources to emerging artists. This year 425 students will join the program through a new partnership within the school system. For additional information about Songbirds Foundation

The Songbirds Guitar Museum is a guitar-oriented, pop culture experience for the whole family located on the campus of the world-famous Chattanooga Choo Choo. Explore a collection of rare, vintage guitars like no other on Earth. Experience American history in a new and unique environment through the Songbirds Guitars extensive anthology of permanent and revolving exhibits. For additional information about Songbirds Guitar Museum