51st National Flat-Picking Championships Contest Prizes
The Walnut Valley Association wishes to thank the makers of the instruments and accessories that are to be awarded as prizes at the 51st National Flat-Picking Championships for their generosity and their interest in the musicians who enter the Walnut Valley contests.
Walnut Valley Association suggests that you consider these fine luthiers if you are in the market for a new instrument. It is through their cooperation and fine craftsmanship that these prestigious events enjoy such notice around the country and the world.
There will be more than $100,000 in cash, trophies, and instrument prizes awarded to the contestants with the highest scores in each of the eight contests.
Early Registration for the National Flat-Picking Championships will close at 5pm on Friday, September 8, 2023. Registration will re-open on Festival Grounds Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 7am. We will accept contest registrations until one hour before the scheduled contest.
$20 entry fee for all instrument championships.
All contests will be held on Stage IV.
Contestants must have a valid wristband for the day of the contest in order to gain admittance to the Festival grounds.
To view the contest rules online:
Or, for a copy of the contest rules, write to:
You may also pick up a contest brochure at the Contest Registration Trailer during the Festival. (Opens Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 7:00am)