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SEAMEO SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2010

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is an international organization, established in 1965, to promote cooperation in education, science and culture in Southeast Asia. SEAMEO works towards achieving this through the establishment of networks and partnerships, provision of intellectual forums for policy makers and experts, and promotion of sustainable human resource development. SEAMEO develops and nurtures the capacities of education personnel, school managers and teachers in Southeast Asia through its network of 19 specialist SEAMEO Regional Centres that undertake training and research programmes in various fields of education, science and culture.

The SEAMEO Songwriting Competition (SSC) is a search for that passionate songwriter who could put the SEAMEO spirit of cooperation into words and melody. The SEAMEO hymn will symbolize the unity of the Southeast Asian nations in the promotion of cooperation in education, science and culture in the region. The song will echo the aspiration of the SEAMEO forebears; and will serve as the SEAMEO anthem in the gatherings and events of the Organization.

SSC is designed to nurture and promote the art of songwriting and composition. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. SSC is open to all citizens of countries in Southeast Asia (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam). Staff members of SEAMEO Regional Centres, SEAMEO partners and Ministries of Education; as well as teachers and students in Southeast Asia may participate in the competition.

Members of the panel of judges will include music experts as well as representatives from some SEAMEO Member Countries.

The Competition Guidelines

  • Entries must not be more than 4 minutes in length. Lyrics should be in the English language.
  • Entries could be of any tempo but the speed should be at 80 beat per minute or more.
  • SSC accepts music script (lyrics and melody) and recorded version of the songs in WAV or mp3 format. The recorded version is most preferred for it makes it easy for the panel of judges to understand the melody with the musical accompaniment. Entries could be sent either by mail (as an attachment) or by post (on a compact disc). In either case, each entry should be accompanied by an entry form: (PDF format) (Word format)
SEAMEO Songwriting Competition
SEAMEO Secretariat
920 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey District
Bangkok, 10110, THAILAND
Email: secretariat.seameo@gmail.com
(cc: secretariat@seameo.org)
Tel: +66 (0) 2391-0144
Fax +66 (0) 2381-2587

Who Can Join ?

The Competition is open to amateur and professional songwriters/ musicians, teachers, students, educators and staff of Ministries of Education and SEAMEO Regional Centres from SEAMEO Member Countries, namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam
The applicant must be a national of a SEAMEO Member Country.

Entrance Fee

Free 

The Criteria for Judging

The judging will be based on the following criteria:
  • Lyrics: 30 marks
  • Melody: 30 marks
  • Vocal(solo/group): 25 marks
  • Musical arrangement: 15 marks

Total : 100 marks

The Prizes

Five finalists will receive a cash prize of USD 1,000 each. The winner will be awarded with additional cash prize of USD 2,000.

The Deadline of Entry Submission

The last day for submission of entries is on 30 September 2010.

Announcement

Announcement of five finalists: 31 October 2010
Announcement of the winner: 30 November 2010

Enquiries

For more information about SEAMEO and the Competition, please visit website: www.seameo.org, or contact the following details:

SEAMEO Songwriting Competition
SEAMEO Secretariat
920 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey District
Bangkok, 10110, THAILAND
Email: secretariat.seameo@gmail.com
(cc: secretariat@seameo.org)
Tel: +66 (0) 2391-0144
Fax +66 (0) 2381-2587

Please feel free to download the following documents for your information.
Source:http://www.seameo.org

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