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November 27 Deadline for JCDC Song Competitions

Persons interested in participating in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) 2016 Song Competitions  should be getting ready to hand in their entry forms for the November 27 deadline says Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the JCDC, Stephen Davidson.

“Groups and individuals interested in participating in the upcoming Jamaica Festival Song, Jamaica Gospel and Children’s Gospel Song competitions have only two more days, that is until this Friday, to hand in their entry forms to make next year’s competition” said Davidson.

“Persons who wish to enter any of the JCDC’s song competitions can access entry forms, rules and competition guidelines from the JCDC website, www.jcdc.gov.jm, its Head Office at 3-5 Phoenix Avenue in Kingston or Parish Offices across the island. And in addition to the invaluable experience and talent development that these song competitions offer, all competitors have the opportunity to win cash prizes and awards.” He continued.

Jamaica Festival Song Competition

The JCDC’s Jamaica Festival Song Competition will seek to select a song to drive the 2016 Independence Celebrations and entries should encapsulate the Jamaican spirit, generate public interest and patriotism and provide a musical backdrop to this year’s Independence Festival celebration.

Entries must include a completed entry form with an original signature, typed lyric sheets and a CD containing the song. All entrants must be 18 years and older and be a resident of Jamaica.

Jamaica Children's Gospel Song Competition

The Jamaica Children's Gospel Song Competition is open to children between the ages of 6 and 15 years and allows participants to compete with original or cover songs. Individuals, schools, churches and community groups across the country are encouraged to submit entries in the solo, choir and ensemble categories.

Jamaica Gospel Song Competition

The Jamaica Gospel Song Competition continues to challenge writers and vocalists to become the best new artist/writer of the year by expressing themselves through an original song. The song may be from any genre of music which will spread the gospel. All entrants must be 16 years and older and be a resident of Jamaica.

While entrants are strongly encouraged to submit their forms by the November 27 deadline, the last official day to enter the competition is at the final eliminations on Friday, January 29, 2016. On spot entries will also be accepted at the regional elimination shows.

Entry forms for all JCDC Song Competitions should be submitted to the JCDC Head Office at 3-5 Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10, or any of the parish offices island-wide

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