Bass player Nik West announced the first annual Queen of Strings competition, which welcomes bassists, guitarists and violin players from around the world to compete for the title of “Queen of Strings.”

Contestants will be judged by Nik West, Rhonda Smith, Jennifer Batten, Orianthi, and more, and the grand prize winner will take home a fabulous array of prizes, including a $2500 Guitar Center gift card, a feature in Guitar World magazine, a feature in Bass Musician magazine, a Fender Dimension bass, a Fender amplifier, and more.

To enter the contest and for more information, visit queenofstrings.com.