The 2021 Festival is the 25th annual Tumbleweed, and a fitting theme was chosen for this year: "Silver Linings." As always, the theme is the point of inspiration for the Jane Titland Memorial Songwriting Contest, and it serves as the unifying element for the Sunday "Theme" Concert.
Songwriters were invited to submit their entries for the songwriting contest. A preliminary screening was done by a committee who selected the top ten entries.
The 10 finalists for 2021 (listed alphabetically) and their song titles, are:
- Olivia Brownlee - The Yard Sale
- William A. Hobbs - Race to the Bottom Line
- Loolwa Khazzoom - Cancer is My Engine
- Joe Peters - Lame Jones
- James Tristan Redding - The Silver Lining
- David Roth - Silver Linings
- Loretta Simonet - Real True Gold
- Thaddeus Spae - Look For That Silver Lining
- Patrice Webb - Light a Candle Angelina
- Laura Zucker - Sea Glass -- WINNER!