Tiny Desk Contest

Organization NPR
Deadline March 14, 2022

When you enter the 2022 Tiny Desk Contest, you join a nationwide community of music-makers and creators. 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. 8 and before 11:59 p.m. ET on March 14, 2022.

The winner will:

  • Play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR in Washington, D.C.
  • Be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered
  • Headline NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest On The Road tour

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., U.S.V.I. or Puerto Rico 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.