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

This contest ended 9 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. Admin/Archivist @ avatar

    On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 6:56 PM, Admin/Archivist @ said:

    Breaking News: We have just wrapped up the ‘Can’t Find My Way Home’ cover contest, where we invited fans around the globe to submit their cover of Steve’s classic 1969 song.

    First prize is a Fender Stratocaster guitar signed by Steve!

    Many thanks to all the brave and talented souls who filmed their brilliant videos and shared them with us on the web. See them all here.

    We are thrilled to announce that Steve Winwood has personally reviewed the contest entries and has selected three winners. Congratulations to everyone involved. Drumroll please......

    And The Winners Are:

    1st Prize: Brenna Fitzgerald

    Fender Stratocaster Guitar Autographed by Steve Winwood

    2nd Prize: Yoichi Aoyama

    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: Ed Lamps

    Limited Edition DualDisc DVD/CD of 'The Last Great Traffic Jam', and a coupon for 10% discount on merchandise from the online store

    Again, congratulations on a job well done to all who entered the contest. We have really enjoyed reviewing them and meeting all the talented fans around the world!

  2. lily avatar

    On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 2:38 PM, lily said:

    In my opinion, TRAFFFIC, Kyle Peterkin is the best entry! Kyle gives the most honest & heartfelt performance from the many entries I have listened to. Kyle's high level of skill is evident as well as his love of the song. He is a huge fan of Steve Winwood & this contest has been a great forum for him to showcase his talent.
    Thanks, Lily

  3. Admin/Archivist @ avatar

    On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Admin/Archivist @ said:

    Contest Video of the Day:

  4. Aendy avatar

    On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Aendy said:

    Thanks to all of you, for more than 1500 views on:

    Yes, yes, yes a great contest with wonderful versions of a beautiful song.

    Cheers from Hamburg ;-)

  5. Admin/Archivist @ avatar

    On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Admin/Archivist @ said:

    Hello Steve Winwood Fans Around the World,

    We are thrilled to report that we have just received 14 new video entries to our 'Can't Find My Way Home' contest. Be sure to check them out - they're awesome.

    Great Work Everyone!

    The Channel:








    A Month of Sundays:

    Aidan (McEwan Version)



    Julian and the Cohen Brothers:



  6. ilona sky avatar

    On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 11:40 AM, ilona sky said:

    Hi everyone!
    Here is my arrangement of Steve Winwood's awesome song...dedicated to my beautiful child who turns 8 tomorrow.
    Happy Birthday,Pauly !
    ~ilona sky

  7. telecasterblues avatar

    On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 6:49 AM, telecasterblues said:

    here's mine:


  8. Trafffic avatar

    On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 3:18 AM, Trafffic said:

    Thanks for keeping the contest going. What an awesome forum and opportunity. I just sent mine in - you can watch it here........


  9. ed lamps avatar

    On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 8:33 PM, ed lamps said:

    Hope my entry is eligible:


    ed lamps

  10. Admin/Archivist @ avatar

    On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 12:52 PM, Admin/Archivist @ said:

    Thanks Tim - great video!

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