The request and opportunity here, is to discover all the talented and fun-loving members of the Smiles Family – to take time during these unprecedented days of staying indoors, to ‘get creative’ and join the Smiles Song Competition to achieve 3 things:
1. Have fun creating and recording a Song for Smiles.
2. Discover the best submission that can be used as a future Promotional Song for Smiles.
3. Raise some urgently needed money to help Smiles serve the people in Romania during this COVID-19 crisis.
Up for it? I’m sure you are!
The Competition is open to everyone and I really hope you will get involved, whether by yourself or with others.
- We want Individuals, Duets, Family or Church Groups to record songs they perform at home and submit them to us for entry into the Smiles Song Competition.
- The songs could be well known ones from Church or they could be familiar tunes within the public domain that you adapt the lyrics to, so that they are about Smiles in some way.
- For those of you able and interested – we are also keen to hear new and original compositions for a Smiles Song! If you or your family, or church group can write words and music for a special Smiles Song – we welcome your submission.
- TWO CATAGORIES of entry:
- An Original Song
- A Cover/Copy of a Song with new lyrics for Smiles
- Send your request for an ‘Entry Submission Form’ to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send the form for you to complete and send with your entry by May 25th, 2020.
- Once Completed and Recorded – submit your entry by video recording using any regular transmission method – sending it and your completed ‘Entry Submission Form’ to email@example.com
- Make a £10/$15 donation per entry by Card or PayPal on-line designated to ‘Song Competition’ or Call the Smiles office to make your donation by Debit/Credit card. (UK:0113-276-5060 / USA:423-239-9525)
- Once we have the entries, they will be shared via the Smiles official Website on our YouTube channel so that they can be enjoyed by a wider audience and judged!
- Anyone wanting to VOTE for a particular song, can do so with a £5/$5 donation – again via Card or PayPal or by Calling the Smiles Office.
(The Link will be available on the website when Voting opens)
- The WINNER of each Category, based on VOTES received, with a final decision by Smiles Chief Executive – will be announced on June 15th, 2020 and posted on the Smiles Official Website & Facebook Account.
As a sincere ‘thank you’ for your efforts, entries and donations of support –Smiles will provide a FREE MISSION TRIP in Romania to the WINNER of each category. Where the winner is represented by more than one, as in a duet or group, the 100% Mission Trip will be shared evenly between those involved. For example – Duet, 50% each / Group of Four, 25% each and so on. Winning Mission Trip must be taken by June 26th, 2021.
In recognition and appreciation of the winning entries, each song will be the basis of a Smiles Promotional Video to be used in the future with full credit to the writers and performers.
Have Fun – Spread the Word – and let’s raise vital support for Smiles work in Romania. Thank you. I can’t wait to start receiving your entries. Send them as soon as you can. God Bless you all in your creative efforts.
Founder & Chief Executive
The Smiles Foundation
Please Note: FREE MISSION TRIP covers ground costs in Romania (Airport Transfer, Accommodation, Food and Activities). Air flight and Personal Insurance are the responsibility of the designated winners.