Enter Your Video
When you enter the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, you join a nationwide community of music-makers and creators. You can enter 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 before 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 29, 2017.
The winner will:
- Play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR in Washington, D.C.
- Appear at a taping of NPR’s Ask Me Another.
- Tour the United States with NPR and Lagunitas.
Keep these things in mind:
- We're looking for undiscovered talent; you can't have a current recording contract.
- You must be at least 21 years old and live in the U.S. to enter.
- Check our Official Rules for all the requirements. Take this quiz to see if you're eligible.
Questions? Contact us.
Are you eligible?
We’ve got a quick and easy way to help you find out!
Meet The Past Winners
2016: Gaelynn Lea
Gaelynn Lea’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest entry was compelling, thoughtful and beautiful. She won over our judges with her innovative songwriting and playing.
Since winning the Tiny Desk Contest, Gaelynn has toured internationally and played at renowned venues like the Kennedy Center.
2015: Fantastic Negrito
Fantastic Negrito’s winning entry in the 2015 Tiny Desk Contest was a raw, soulful performance captured at a makeshift desk in a freight elevator.
Since winning the Tiny Desk Contest, Fantastic Negrito has played at a number of major music festivals and at Madison Square Garden, and was recently nominated for his first Grammy.
Meet the Judges
Bob hosts NPR Music’s All Songs Considered and is a creator of the Tiny Desk series.
Stas hosts a hip-hop show at KEXP in Seattle, and was formerly one half of the neo-soul duo THEESatisfaction.
Talia is an on-air contributing host and producer for WXPN’s World Cafe in Philadelphia.
One half of the pop-punk duo PWR BTTM, Ben is a singer and multi-instrumentalist with a fondness for glitter.
Miguel is a critically-acclaimed singer and producer who mixes R&B and funk with West Coast soul.
Anthony is a songwriter and performer who has won a Grammy – and fans’ hearts – with his soulful, gospel-influenced sound.
Best known for his work with the jam band Phish, Trey is an impressive composer, guitarist and singer.