Folgers did this competition last year, and I adored the finalists! One was from my home state of South Carolina. I even voted. If you like writing lyrics to little diddies, or you enjoy a microphone, this is a cool contest.
Go to the website and upload your version of the Folgers Jingle. The Grand-Prize Winner will receive $25,000, the chance to appear in a Folgers Coffee commercial, plus a special mentoring session with award-winning songwriter Kara DioGuardi. Five finalists will be sent to New York City to compete in the live Grand-Prize audition and receive $5,000 in cash. Check back starting March 31, 2011, to vote for the semifinalists. You could win a $100 grocery store gift card daily prize, or the Grand Prize of $10,000 just for voting.
NOTE: Of course no entry fee. These commerical contests rarely charge. They can break your world wide open with opportunity, though. The finalists I saw before were everyday people who liked to write little songs.
DOUBLE NOTE: Been struggling with the end of this novel, but everytime I think about it, a tiny piece becomes clearer. I've even taken to a notepad beside my bed, because some of the best ideas happen right before I fall asleep. Then I never can remember them in the morning.