GINA/LAWIM Singer/Songwriter Contest for the Missing 2008

Posted by:  GINA for Missing Persons

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Summary

The 5th Annual GINA/LAWIM Singer/Songwriter Contest to Aid the Missing is presented by G.I.N.A. for Missing Persons, a 501(c) (3), 509(a) (1) nonprofit with the National Heritage Foundation and is inspired by the disappearance of Singer/Songwriter Gina Bos.



After reviewing all entries, 10 finalists will be selected to perform at the contest finals in the Los Angeles area on either May 17 or May 24th during National Missing Children's month. All of the finalists' songs will be released on the GINA for Missing Persons Annual giveaway CD/DVD. Each artist will also be eligible to win the following:


FIRST PLACE PRIZES:

  • 3 Song CD Recording produced by 11ven Music and Media($3000. Value)

  • 1,000 CDs duplicated (including Packaging & Barcode) from Disc Replicators

    International

  • Daisy Rock Guitar Candy Rainbow Sparkle($499 Value)

  • DVD of Your Performance

  • Spotlight Feature on LAWIM Website

  • Consultation by Harriet Schock Songwriting

  • One Year Memberships with: LA Women in Music, CD Baby, Go Girls Elite, Gig Page, Film Music Network and Sonicbids

  • Harriet Schock's book "Becoming Remarkable"

  • Indie Bible

  • Music Connection Magazine 1 year subscription


    2ND AND 3RD PLACE PRIZES:

  • DVD of Your Performance

  • 6 Hours Recording time Virlouise Studio

  • Consultations by Harriet Schock Songwriting

  • One Year Membership with LA Women in Music, CD Baby, Go Girls Elite, Gig Page, Film Music Network, and Sonicbids.

  • Harriet Schock's book "Becoming Remarkable"

  • Elizabeth Howard’s book, “Sing” ($49.95).

  • Indie Bible

  • Music Connection Magazine 1 year subscription





    All contest entrants will receive 10% off CD duplication of 1,000 or more

    from Disc Replicators.


    1st – 10th PLACE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:

    Your winning songs placed on the GINA for Missing Persons Annual giveaway CD and/or DVD profiling the faces and stories of missing children.

    All contest entrants will receive 10% off CD replication of 1,000 or more from Disc Replicators International (www.discreplicators.net ).

    Please note: Travel expenses incurred to Los Angeles area for the finals WILL NOT be covered by "GINA for Missing Persons FOUNDation."

    Additional Gig Information.

    Official Website: http://www.411GINA.org

    Open Date: Posted Feb 8, 2008

    Gig Selection Date: Artists will receive selection status via email by May 1, 2008.

    More than a chance to get your music exposed and win valuable prizes, submitting to this competition is a meaningful donation and gift of love to help the missing and their families to gain the attention they deserve. One missing person featured on each of the recent compilation CD projects has been found. GINA for Missing Persons' Squeaky Wheel Tour(tm) held over 250 international events this year and over 80 missing people profiled by GINA have been found! The monies from the entry fees are used to continue the efforts of GINA Internationally.


    Finale Location Information: Saturday, May 17, 2008- 6PM – 8PM at the Roland Corporation Media Center: 5100 S. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938


    Please note: Songs submitted do NOT have to be about missing people. Travel expenses incurred by artists selected for the finals in the Los Angeles area WILL NOT be covered by "GINA for Missing Persons" or LAWIM. Songs MUST be performed by the artist on the winning TOP TEN entry.


    Sponsors of this contest include:

    Disc Replicators International, Daisy Rock Guitar, 11ven:Eleven Music and Media, CD Baby, Go Girls Elite, Gig Page, LA Women in Music, Film Music Network, Harriet Schock-Songwriting, Music Forte, Music Connection Magazine, Sonic Bids and Indie Bible. Sponsors will be updated daily.

  • Terms And Conditions

    Complete guidelines: The winning singer/songwriter will receive a 10-song CD recording produced by Castle Records.

    The top 10 finalists will be featured in the GINA/LAWIM Singer/Songwriter Contest for the Missing LIVE WEBCAST on either Saturday, May 17, or Saturday, May 24, 2008.

    Entries in before MARCH 7, 2008 - $29, additional entries $25

    Entries in after MARCH 7, 2008 - $35, additional entries $30

    Entries must be performed by the singer/songwriter on the submitted entry recording - no substitutions and you must be available to perform live at the finals, held in the Los Angeles area. (You are responsible for your own travel arrangements.)

    Industry professionals will judge the lyrical, melodic and vocal presentation of your song.