Friday, July 27, 2007

Get Ready campaign to hold song contest

Calling all musicians and people with creative talent! APHA is seeking entries for new a songwriting competition.

The contest is being held in support of APHA’s Get Ready campaign. To enter the contest, which is open to both APHA members and non-members, entrants should write and record a song supporting the Get Ready campaign. Songs can focus on specific issues covered by the campaign, such as creating a preparedness plan, stockpiling supplies or handwashing, or on overall preparedness. Creativity is encouraged. Songs can be recorded in an audio or video format.

The first-place winner of the Get Ready Song Contest will receive an Apple iPod and the second-place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to either iTunes or

The competition will open for entries on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, and the deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. Eastern time. Full contest details and submission instructions will be available soon on the contest Web page, so start tuning up those pianos!


healthiswealth said...

Clever idea! I have no musical talent whatsoever, but look forward to hearing the winners. Maybe they can perform live in concert at the APHA Annual Meeting in November!

healthwiz23 said...

I can't sing, but how about a limerick?

There once was a girl from Route 2,
Handwashing, a thing she did not do.
Germs and viruses invaded,
So in bed she lay sedated.
Sneezing, wheezing and snuffling with flu.

Anonymous said...

Check out the facebook group for the song contest for additional information! The group is called "write a sick song - win and iPod".