Chloe Hennessee, a 15-year-old from Manhattan, was awarded the grand prize for her original song, “Awake.”
The song submissions were judged by Tom Colicchio, chef and Guitar Mash artist co-chair; Valerie June, award-winning recording artist; Mark Stewart, Guitar Mash artistic director; and Julie Menin, MOME Commissioner.
“I was so moved and inspired by the remarkable outpouring of songs,” said Stewart in the press release.
According to Guitar Mash’s website, the event on Nov. 19 will be an afternoon of music and community to support the nonprofit's outreach and programming. For more information about the upcoming Guitar Mash at City Winery, visit guitarmash.org/6thanniversary.
Main image: Chloe Hennessee, the grand prize winner of #MyNYCSong