The first USA Science & Engineering Festival featured a jingle contest and other musical aspects, as we’ve noted approvingly in previous blog entries. Now comes the news that the 2012 festival is looking for full-fledged songs rather than jingles, another development that we’re happy to see. As the contest web page explains….
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).