Last week I sent in my songs for the New Song contest at Winfield. It is called the Walnut Valley Festival. I have attended the last four years in a row. I have entered the song contest for five years now. This year I sent in four songs in four different categories. The list of categories is 1) Songs about Winfield 2) Songs about feeling good 3) Songs suitable for children 4) Love songs 5) Songs for a better world 6) Songs about feeling blue 7) Humorous songs 8) Songs of religion and spirit 9) instrumentals 10) none of the above. Last year I specifically wrote a song for the contest and entered it in the Songs about Winfield category. This year I entered Jamey Johnson song in the humorous category, Sinner's heart in the religion category, Little things in the songs about feeling good category and Puddles of Pain in the feeling blue category. The deadline to enter is August second. Usually the winners are announced around the first week in September. The winner of each category gets a prize. Drum roll.........To play on stage at the festival. Yeah, I think that is pretty cool.