The "Can't Find My Way Home" Worldwide Cover Contest

This contest ended 4 years ago

Steve Announces Contest Winners! 

To celebrate the launch of the brand-new and fan club community, we are reaching out to fans around the globe to submit their best cover of Steve's classic 1969 song "Can't Find My Way Home".

Join us on our quest to find the best Steve Winwood cover in the world.

Can't Find My Way Home - Lyrics

Submit your video to our YouTube channel, and show the world what this music means to you!

Steve Winwood will personally judge the final three finalists via his blog on, YouTube, and Twitter.

You Can Win...

1st Prize:  Fender Stratocaster Guitar Autographed by Steve Winwood

2nd Prize:  1 Year Premium Membership to, and a Deluxe Limited Edition signed copy of Steve's latest release 'Live From Madison Square Garden" on DVD/CD

3rd Prize: Limited Edition DualDisc DVD/CD of 'The Last Great Traffic Jam', and a coupon for 10% discount on merchandise from the online store, expires December 2010

How to Enter:

1. Record a video of your performance of 'Can't Find My Way Home'. It can be on any instrument under the sun...a capella or on a tuba.

2. Sign up for the contest at (site membership required)

3. Upload/Submit the video to our YouTube group.

4. Be sure to include your username and a URL to your profile in the video description.




Official Rules for The "Can't Find My Way Home" Worldwide Cover Contest

By entering or participating in the ‘Can’t Find My Way Home Video Contest’ (the “Contest”) you agree to all of the following rules:

How to Enter: No purchase or other consideration is necessary to enter the Contest. The Contest will be announced on the Steve Winwood (“SWFC”) web site, Limit one entry per person. Electronic submission is required. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules.

Eligibility: The Contest is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Employees of Ground(ctrl), Inc. (“Ground(ctrl)”), and their respective affiliates and members of such employees’ immediate families or households are ineligible to participate in the Contest.

Entry Deadlines: All entries for the Contest must be received by on or before November, 1st, 2010. Winners will be announced November, 15th 2010.

Winner Selection and Notification: There will be one grand prize winner of the contest. Winners will be notified by email. If a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may be selected. Winners will be selected from all eligible entries received. Prizes are non-transferrable.

General Conditions: The Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable laws, including, without limitation, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. In the event of non-compliance by any winner with the Official Rules of the Contest, an alternate winner may be selected. Prizes are non-transferable. All prizes will be awarded. Except where legally prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for to use each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice and testimonials, in printed, broadcast or other media, whether now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, in any manner it deems appropriate in connection with promoting SteveWinwood or without further compensation to the winner. 

Releases: By participating, entrants agree that Steve Winwood, Ground(ctrl), and those involved in the development, production (including prize suppliers), implementation and distribution of the Contest and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, and agencies, and their directors, officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and any other person or entity associated with such entities and/or promotion (hereinafter collectively called “Promoters”), shall not be liable for any claims, damages, losses or injuries, including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, the Contest, including entry and participation in the Contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes. Promoters shall not be liable for entries that are delayed, lost, misdirected, misdelivered, marked postage-due, illegible, mutilated, incorrect or incomplete, and such entries will not be eligible for the Contest. Promoters shall not be responsible for any technical malfunctions of any telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment or software; program malfunctions or other failures; delayed computer transactions or network connections; any errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic; or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to the computer of any entrant or any other person related to or resulting from downloading any part of the Contest. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Ground(ctrl) reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond its control corrupt the proper administration or security of the Contest. Ground(ctrl) reserves the right to modify the rules of the Contest in any way or at any time, as long as reasonable notice is given. All taxes on any prize won are the sole responsibility of each winner, including, without limitation, any federal, state, or local taxes, which may be deemed applicable in such winner’s jurisdiction of residence. The Contest shall be governed by the laws of the state of California in the United States of America. By participating in the Contest, entrants agree that the state and federal courts located in California shall have sole jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to the Contest and that venue for such litigation shall be only in the Superior Court for the City of Sacramento, California, or the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division, or, at the election of Ground(ctrl), any dispute or claim of any kind will be resolved by binding arbitration, such arbitration to be held in Sacramento, California, and shall be held in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.?? Each entrant waives any and all objections to jurisdiction and venue in those courts and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of those courts. The Contest is void where restricted or prohibited by law.

By entering or participating in the ‘Can’t Find My Way Home Video Contest’ (the “Contest”) you agree to all of the above rules.



  1. Return to the Dream avatar

    On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 2:15 PM, Return to the Dream said:

    Hi. I'm a bit confused on how to enter this contest. Can anyone who has done it please let me know step by step. I'm YouTube/Contest Challenged! Thanks! RTTD

  2. Aendy avatar

    On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 3:54 PM, Aendy said:

    Join my version of "Can't find my way home" online now:

  3. Aendy avatar

    On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Aendy said:

    hi it's Ändy, from Hamburg, join me on

  4. jlboynton avatar

    On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 1:05 PM, jlboynton said:

    I posted my rendition of the song a la acoustic fingerstyle on youtube. It was really cool seeing Steve doing the song "Dear Mr. Fantasy" on the Crossroads Festival video! Cheers!

  5. mattgregory avatar

    On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:51 AM, mattgregory said:

    I think this song is a masterpiece. Flawless.

  6. Last Beatnik avatar

    On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 2:43 AM, Last Beatnik said:

    Am determined to win this contest!
    This song was with me since I was 17 and I'm not going to spoil it ;)

  7. Last Beatnik avatar

    On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 2:43 AM, Last Beatnik said:

    Am determined to win this contest!
    This song was with me since I was 17 and I'm not going to spoil it ;)

  8. Violet avatar

    On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 3:41 PM, Violet said:

    Haha, I hope you aren't going to give that coupon that expires on Dec 9, 2009 to the 3rd prize winner if the contest isn't over for 4 more months.

  9. Mac avatar

    On Sun, Dec 6, 2009 at 12:50 AM, Mac said:

    Just curious about the rules. Is the singer limited to using instruments he or she can physically play in a single take of the song? I gather I'm not supposed to tape or program accompaniment tracks, have a small band backing me, or hire the London Philharmonic string section, even if it's my own arrangement and I do play the lead part on tuba. ha!

  10. tjmarks avatar

    On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 10:10 PM, tjmarks said:

    What a cool idea... Ok, the song "Can't find my way home" is not for the faint of heart... you have to have chops and singing it is not as easy as Steve makes it look... We do it in my band... and we will be entering...
    Good Luck to everyone...

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