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Tiny Desk contest 2020

Your Sound. Your Voice. Our Desk.

Hundreds of artists have played behind NPR Music’s Tiny Desk.
Could you be next?

To learn more about the Tiny Desk and Tiny Desk concerts, click here.

How To Enter

Know The Rules

Only eligible entries can win the Contest. Does your entry have what it takes?
We’ve got a quick and easy way to help you find out!

Make Your Video

When you enter the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest, you join a nationwide community of music-makers and creators. Get started on your video now!

Here’s what you do:

  • Create a new video that shows you playing one song you’ve written.
  • Do it the way you’d perform a Tiny Desk concert: at a desk. (Any desk!)
  • Upload your video to YouTube.
  • Fill out our entry form after it opens at 10 a.m. ET on Feb. 11 and before 11:59 p.m. ET on March 30, 2020.

The winner will:

  • Play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR in Washington, D.C.
  • Tour the United States with NPR, supported by State Farm

Keep these things in mind:

  • We’re looking for undiscovered talent; you can’t have a current recording contract.
  • You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S. to enter.
  • Our panel of judges — including members of NPR Music, DJs from NPR Member stations and Tiny Desk alums — will choose our winner.
  • Check our Official Rules for all the requirements. Take this quiz to see if you’re eligible.

Tiny Desk Contest FAQ

Questions? Contact NPR.

Meet The Past Winners