Centre to host Songwriting Competition 2011

The Buddhist Channel, June 20, 2011

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia -- The the first ever BGF songwriting competition is currently being held with the aim of unearthing new musical talents. Budding musicians are invited to compose an inspirational song with the theme of "Growing People, Inspiring The Future".

Now opened for entries the organiser of the competition, Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF) have provided participants with a chance to win cash prizes and get their winning song performed by Buddhist all-star performers on the evening of "Fellowship Of A Thousand Gem Dinner" *.

More importantly, the winning composition shall be recognised as the new theme song for the BGF. Prizes are designated as follows:

Winner: RM500
1st Runner Up:  RM200
2nd Runner Up:  RM100

The organiser have stated that lyrics should be in English. Genre is left to the creativity composer. Lyrics are also not required to include the word "Buddhist Gem Fellowship" or "BGF". The competition is opened to all age groups.

Closing date for submission is July 17, 2011. The winning song will be announced on July 31, 2011 via the BGF website and the winners notified by email. The panel of judges shall comprise a balanced team of qualified musicians, which will include Datuk Dr. Victor Wee, Greg Henderson and Seng Tak Pin among others.

Interested participants can submit their entries for competition to:

Submissions must either have one of the following attached:

1) an MP3 file OR
2) a video of their song being performed (youtube link)

Participants must provide their name, song title and lyrics in their submission and are advised to keep their own record of song entry with the correct information to avoid any miscommunication.

For further enquiries of the competition, please contact
Bro. Aaron Lee 012-327 6060

or visit the official website at: http://www.facebook.com/BGF.Songwriting

* The dinner is slated to be held on 21 August 2011, at Sentul Dewan HGH at 6.30pm.