Conditions of Entry: 2020 Youthtown Songwriting Competition
1. The Writers (composers & lyricists) must be:
a. Resident in New Zealand or New Zealand citizens
b. At secondary school Years 9 to 13 and be under 20 years of age
c. Attend school at least 16 hours a week (or be homeschooled)
d. Your school is situated in the South or West Auckland region and appears on the list of 41 schools eligible
(see list at www.playitstrange.org.nz)
2. The work must be an original popular song. It must NOT be an arrangement or adaptation of a traditional non-copyright work or any other original work.
The following will be required:
a. Completion of an official entry form
b. An uploaded mp3 or m4a of the work (no movie or video files)
c. An uploaded lyric sheet document.
d. a, b, and c must be received online by Play It Strange no later than Friday 8th May 2020
a. Only ONE song may be submitted on an official entry form by or on behalf of any one writer and must comply with conditions 1 and 2.
b. The song and the recording of the song can be performed and played by anyone as long as it is on a non-professional basis. It is not necessary for the writer(s) to feature on the recording.
c. All decisions of the judges will be binding on Play It Strange and the entrants.
d. Play It Strange shall have the right to interpret the above conditions and to determine all issues arising out of this contest. Any such interpretations and determinations shall be final..
e. The entrant shall grant permission for replication, mechanical reproduction, broadcast, internet streaming and downloading and communication of the recording of the song to the public.
f. Play It Strange will have the right to print the name and likeness of any entrant in publicity in respect of the competition and all matter incidental thereto.
g. The entrant agrees to be bound by Play It Strange’s entry procedures, rules and regulations established in this entry form. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.