- The lyrics of your song must be based on the stories and/or moral values and/or your personal understanding of the book entitled Splitting the Arrow. The lyrics must be original and written in the English language and saved in pdf format.
- In addition to lyrics, the song will be judged based on the combined creativity of the song composition; comprising of the melody, the vocals and the ensemble of musical instruments in the song.
- In composing and performing, you may use any number of musical instruments The use of traditional musical instruments such as the kompang, rebana, tabla, er hu, kompang, kanjira etc. is encouraged.
- The song composed must be appropriate so that it can be presented in 3 – 6 minutes. Timing begins when the music starts or at the first vocal utterance without the musical accompaniment.
- The lyrics and the melody must be original. Participants who submit plagiarised lyrics and/or melody will be disqualified. Any entry found to consist sensitive issues such as religion, race, politics or culture will also be disqualified.
- When you have composed the song, record the presentation of the song. A one-shot video recording must be done. An example of a one-shot video is available here. The duration of the song presented must be 3 – 6 minutes. Please ensure that the video recording is clear and saved in mp4 format.
- Once your lyrics and video are ready, online submission can be done. Entries sent via email will not be accepted. Submission of lyrics and video can be done beginning 16th – 30th August 2019. Submission can be done ONCE only.
- When you submit the lyrics and video, please submit the signed ‘consent and release form’. This will allow us to upload the video on to a youtube channel for viewing and voting purposes.
- The files for lyrics and the video must be labelled as follows:
name of team_university_state.mp4
name of team_university_state.pdf
Please use a different name of team if you have more than one entry.