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Summerside Lobster Carnival
Warren Ellis Family Summerside Chrysler Dodge Amateur Country Music Singing Competition

Thursday, July 6, 2023      8 pm

Event Description

The Amateur Country Music Singing Competition is back for 67th Lobster Carnival. It will embrace its country roots in the fresh air of the carnival entertainment tent. The format has been changed to one evening that will be filled with heightened anticipation from the first to the last moment of competition.

20 amateur country music singers will have the opportunity to showcase their talent in the hopes of taking home the impressive prize money provided through generous sponsorship of local businesses. There is no entry fee. Contestants will be accepted on a first come registration basis. All registrations must be received through the Lobster Carnival online registration form.

For the 2023 edition of the competition, contestants are being given the choice to accompany their singing with an instrument, or can bring music on a USB (file format). If you are using your phone, you will need to bring along a dongle that is compatible with your phone and can fit a 1/8th (3.5 mm) jack.



The rules are few and drawn up to give the best possible experience to both the contestants and the audience: 

  • Cannot be a professional singer. Professional singer defined as earning one’s primary income through performance or having professionally recorded and released one’s music.

  • No age limit.

  • Single performers only. May accompany oneself with an instrument or provide recorded music. Profession sound service provided. A full piano keyboard will be onstage.

  • List two country songs on the entry form. One to sing in the initial competition, with the second to be performed if the contestant is selected as one of the finalists. Songs must be under four minutes and be appropriate for a family audience.


  • Those registered and confirmed for the competition must sign in at the Summerside Seafood Supreme Lobster Culinary Tent between 7:15 and 7:45. If using recorded music it must be given over at that time. Please have it clearly marked in an envelope with contestant name and phone number. Through a draw, a performance number will be assigned during registration.

  • Competition starts at 8 pm.

  • Participants will sing one country song.

  • Judges will select five finalists.

  • Each finalists will sing the second song they listed on the entry form.

  • From the five finalists the judges will select the three top winners.

  • The decision of the panel of three judges is final.

Contestants must abide by contest rules or face possible disqualification.


Please Note: The PEI Youth Talent Search Competition presented by the PEI Association of Exhibitions, and proudly sponsored by PEI Mutual Insurance Company, is happening just prior to the country music competition. It is open to youth between the ages of 13 and 21, so why not consider entering both competitions.


Enjoy and have fun!


1st Place sponsored by Warren Ellis family from Summerside Chrysler Dodge: $2,000.00 
2nd Place sponsored by Kool Breeze Farms: $1,000.00
3rd Place sponsored by Anderson's Automotive in Summerside: $500.00



Registration will open on this page on Monday, June 12th at 9 am.

The first completed 20 registrations (that adhere to the conditions of the competition) will be entered into the competition. If you successfully made it into the competition, a Carnival staff member will contact you directly via phone or email and confirm your place.


To register, please have the following information on hand:


First Name/ Last Name


Phone number

Your two song choices 

Registration is now closed.
See you at the competition!

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