HARRISONBURG
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@2019 by Harrisonburg Sacred Arts

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HYMN COMPETITION 2019

DETAILS

We will again have a hymn-writing competition, both for text and tune.

 

Original songs/tunes should be written for the given text at the bottom of this page (click for PDF). The tune chosen will be sung at the Community Sing on Friday evening, and win a cash prize of $100.

 

Original texts should be written for any theme, and ideally work in interdenominational contexts. The text chosen will win a cash prize of $100 and be used for the following year's tune pairing.

RULES AND ELIGIBILITY  

  • Contestants must live or work within Harrisonburg or Rockingham County.

  • Contestants may submit only one text and one tune.

  • Previous winners are not eligible.

  • Works that have been previously performed more than once are not eligible.

  • Works which have previously earned awards or prizes in any other national competition are not eligible.

  • All works entered must be the applicant’s own unpublished original compositions/writings.

  • Submissions must be received by August 1, 2019.

HOW TO APPLY

Send materials by August 1 electronically to contact@hburgsacredarts.org

OR
Send materials by mail to

       Harrisonburg Sacred Arts

       c/o Benjamin Bergey

       1552 S. High St.

       Harrisonburg, VA 22801

REQUIREMENTS

Recommended song length no more than 6 minutes.

Tunes should match the text below.

Texts should be interdenominational or even interfaith.

ADJUDICATION 

  • The decision of the judges is final.

  • The judges reserve the right to award ties, to revise number of finalists, and to make no award.

GIVEN TEXT FOR THE TUNE COMPETITION (Click)