Local country singer/songwriter Beth Marie Anderson was honoured in a Canada-wide songwriting competition, receiving an honourable mention on Tuesday, May 16. — File photo

Qualicum Beach songwriter honoured in country-wide competition

Country artist Beth Marie Anderson a runner-up with Grow Up

Qualicum Beach country singer/songwriter Beth Marie Anderson is continuing her climb to stardom, this time with a new song that reached the finals of the Canadian Songwriting Competition.

The country-wide competition, running for the first time, invited Canadian musical artists to submit an original song to compete in various categories. Proceeds from entrance fees went to F.A.S.T. Canada, an organization that provides grants for after school activities.

Anderson, along with Ontario-based country musician Melissa Megan Nantais, submitted Grow Up in the country category.

Winners were announced on Tuesday, May 16.

Ultimately it was a song called Wishing On You by Shae Dupuy, Mike Little and Drew Gregory that won the country category, with Anderson’s song one of three runners up.The Grand Prize winner of the competition was a reggae, electronica, hip hop-inspired song called Freedom Island by artist The Free.

Anderson acknowledged her honourable mention on her Facebook page, thanking the competition’s judges for seeing her through to the semi-finals and finals, and adding “it means the world” to be recognized.

— NEWS staff

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