Open call for musicians, composers, singers


The CNMI Eco Music Challenge is a music composition contest that is a part of the project “Through The Eyes Of Children” and is funded through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The challenge is a collaborative effort of NOAA, Guihan Pasifiku, Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance, and KKMP Radio and serves to encourage people to take action and care for the environment.

The challenge gives the youth up to the age of 21 (join as a group or an individual) an opportunity, through music, to express their appreciation and the need to protect the environment. Moreover, it serves to spread the message of encouraging everyone to take action and care for our environment.

Contestants are invited to compose and sing a song that has relevance to the environment, supports the environmental cause, and campaigns for a clean and green CNMI. The composition can be in Chamorro, Carolinian or English and must be no more than 3.5 minutes long. The contest is open to youth up to 21 years old. Contestants can appoint a vocalist or musician(s) (all under 21) to sing or backup the song. The entry must be an original composition, which is unpublished and has not been performed before. You can submit more than one entry.

The top 10 entries will receive a cash prize of $300 each and will be recorded into a CD and sold to support MINA’s environmental projects in the CNMI.

To enter the CNMI Eco Music Challenge 2014, participants shall submit their audio or video entries online to or bring CD or flash-drive to KKMP Radio located at the Cabrera Center.

There is no entry form but every entry must have the lyrics and contact information attached in Microsoft office or PDF format.

The shortlisting of qualifying entries will be based on the following criteria:

-40 percent on relevance to the environment

-20 percent on appeal

-20 percent on song lyrics

-20 percent on tune

Deadline for entries is on Nov. 30, 2014, at 4pm. Entries received after 4pm will not be considered. For more information email or call 783-0179.

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