To get things rolling, we opened Stage 1 of the contest in March by calling on YOU to send us songs to represent YOUR country. DEADLINE now 20 May 2012.
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Here are the basic guidelines:
- Maximum one (1) song suggestion per person
- Song should be from 2012 or 2011 (2010 may be accepted) - no older!
- Song must be from the country where you live or come from
- Song may be in any language (but national languages preferred)
- Song must be available on internet (video or audio)
- Song may NOT be an international hit
- Song may be your own composition/performance
- We have songs for Algeria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Ireland, Lithuania Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom - please do NOT enter any new songs for these countries.
Here's what we asked you to do, send an email marked WPC 2012 by clicking (or send an email to ) with
- Your name and the country you are suggesting a song for
- Your full postal address
- Link (URL) to a video or audio recording of the song
- Full name of song (English translation of title if possible)
- Name of all composer(s)/writer(s) of song
- Name of performer(s) of song
- Approximate production date of song
Contest set-up (more details to follow):
- One song per country (if more than one song is suggested for one country, we will make a selection - details to follow)
- NEW CLOSING DEADLINE 20 MAY 2012
* This contest is for fun, though artists - professional or amateur - may submit their own work for possible inclusion in this competition. There is no commercial objective or gain involved on the part of RNW or the person organising this purely online event. All video or audio material used in this contest will be found on publicly accessible internet sites. The points awarded in the final of this contest will be based entirely on the points awarded by members of the public across the world who will give their points by email.