The closing date for entry in the Jamaica Festival Song Competition is next Friday, March 15.
The competition, which was revamped last year, is a signature event of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).
Past winners, finalists and those who have entered the competition repeatedly are still eligible.
The Festival Song Competition, which started in 1966, has helped to launch and advance careers of some of Jamaica's acclaimed singers and songwriters.
Winners of the competition have included Toots and the Maytals, Desmond Decker, Eric Donaldson, Roy Rayon and Stanley Beckford.