GWP-C Theme Song Challenge

This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C). Since being established in 2004, GWP-C continues to work towards its vision of “A water secure Caribbean.”

To commemorate its 16th anniversary, GWP-C has launched its “Theme Song Challenge.” A competition to engage Caribbean creatives, singers, songwriters, music producers or anyone willing to take-up the challenge of writing and producing a GWP-C theme song. One that creatively describes GWP-C’s work, mission and vision. Here are the rules!

Who Can Enter?

Caribbean nationals of all ages.

Music Genres

Theme songs submitted should be from one of the following genres:

  • Caribbean Pop
  • Soca
  • Reggae
  • Caribbean Hip Hop

Length of Song

The song should be 2 to 3 minutes long. It should not exceed 3 minutes.

Instructions

Applicants have full creative control in writing and producing the theme song but must include the following in their entry:

  • The name Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C).
  • GWP-C being a network of Partners seeking to achieve the common goal of a “Water Secure Caribbean.”
  • The mission and vision of GWP-C.
  • GWP-C promoting the process of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as the best way to manage water resources.
  • Explain IWRM in simple terms.

Download a list of key links here which will provide relevant information on GWP-C to support the song writing process. 

Each applicant is required to submit a song not exceeding three (3) minutes, in any of the four (4) genres specified above. The song can be performed as a solo, duet or group.

Judging Criteria

Submissions will be judged based on:

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Lyrics
  • Music and Melody
  • Song Structure and Composition
  • GWP-C Information Incorporated in Song

How to Apply

All entries must be submitted using this online form: https://forms.gle/rpPCMb5WgzHfCq3z9 (you must sign into a Google Account) which would allow the upload of the audio file. The lyrics for the entry should also be submitted.

Deadline

The GWP-C Theme Song Challenge ends on Sunday, July 19th, 2020 at midnight Atlantic Standard Time (AST).

Important Information:

Only original music will be accepted. By taking part in this competition, applicants give GWP-C the right to use their material in the promotion  of its work. GWP-C will always give creative credit to any material used.

Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: 1,000 Euros
  • 2nd Prize: 500 Euros
  • 3rd Prize: 250 Euros

The applicant with the winning entry, must be willing to work with GWP-C to make further changes (where relevant) based on feedback to produce a final product.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the competition or require technical assistance with your submission, contact us at: info@gwp-caribbean.org.