San Luis Obispo
Maria Woodson of San Luis Obispo has won the grand prize of $1,000 in the Protest Song Songwriting Contest, a competition put on by the nonprofit Ecologistics Inc.
Woodson, who is a student studying English at Cal Poly, won for her haunting melody “Daffodils.”
Runners-up in the competition are SLO residents Bloom for his anthem “Earth Child,” and Noach Tangeras for her composition “Buffalo Don’t Roam.”
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Contestants were asked to create an original song about the impacts of climate change, habitat loss, extinction, or overpopulation on our planet, including animals, ecosystems and humans.
You can listen to all 37 songs submitted for the contest and read about the artists by visiting www.ecologistics.org/deep-ecology-collaboratory/songwriting-contestants.