USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

i-9da6d43e545e8bbeafb28a785481f2ac-Song_Contest.pngWe’re challenging musicians around the world to create a song for the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival and all entries are due by November 30, 2011. We are looking for a song that captures the spirit of curiosity, innovation and discovery that the Festival is all about, gets people excited about science and is so memorable that people can’t stop singing it!

Over 100 individuals entered the inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival jingle competition and the winner was Ryan Miyakawa and his song “Come and Play at the USA Science & Engineering Festival.” Click here to hear the Jingle Contest Finalists.

This year we’re changing the contest format and have created two unique categories for Songwriters. Depending on your musical style, you can choose to enter your song into one of the two categories below:

1. Create a song that gets kids (ages 2-10) interested in science or engineering

2. Create a song that shows middle and high-school age students how cool a career in the sciences can be

All genres are welcome: Rock, Pop, Country, Rap, Adult Contemporary, Modern Rock, Jazz, New Age, Opera, etc. You can sing it solo or with your friends, with your choir or band, in unison or harmony, with accompaniment or a cappella, as long as the words and music are your idea and the entire Song is your original idea.

Prize for the 2 winning Songs: $500 each (and knowing that your Song will be heard and sung by hundreds of thousands of science enthusiasts across the country)

Imagine hundreds of thousands of people humming your Song on their way to the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival Finale Expo!
We will consider the following criteria for the winning Song:

1. Creativity and Inspiration: Does your Song capture the spirit of the USA Science & Engineering Festival and inspire people to want to learn about science and engineering? Is it unique? Interesting? Fun?

2. Simplicity of Song: Can people easily remember and sing it?

3. Functionality: Is it appealing to people of all ages and backgrounds?

Your contact information and audio file must be submitted no later than 11:59pm EST on November 30, 2011.

Click here to review Terms & Conditions

How to submit your Song:

1. Go to http://yourlisten.com and create a user account (it’s absolutely free and takes 1 minute)

2. Upload your audio file to yourlisten.com

3. Once you have uploaded your file, there will be an option to copy the link

4. Insert the link to your audio file in the online submission form

Winners will be announced prior to the Festival Finale Expo in Spring of 2012.

We can’t wait to hear your inspiring science or engineering song!

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