KOTA KINABALU: The search for Sabah’s first tourism theme song is on with the Sabah Tourism Song Composition Competition.
Organized by the Jesselton Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO), the contest is commissioned by the Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry and calls for song writers as well as composers to combine their rendition of Sabah’s natural beauty and charm into a song.
The first leg of the competition will unearth a winner among musicians in Sabah only through the Melody & Lyrics Category. Submissions are open up to December 30, 2016 and the winner will be announced through the Sabah Tourism website at www.sabahtourism.com on January 7, 2017.
Upon the announcement, a nationwide search will start for musicians in Malaysia to orchestrate the winning Melody & Lyrics, which will be made available for entrants on the Sabah Tourism website. The closing date for submissions is on February 25, next year and notification of the winner will be announced in the Sabah Tourism website on March 4.
Lyrics must be in Bahasa Malaysia, English or Chinese, or a combination of the languages and the winning song will debut at Sabah Fest 2017 in May in conjunction with JPO’s 10th anniversary.
Registration forms are available on the Sabah Tourism website, Sabah Tourism Board building at Gaya Street and Sri Pelancongan Sabah office counters.
Entries in MP3 format can be uploaded at a dedicated website via the Sabah Tourism website or can be dropped off at the Sabah Tourism or Sri Pelancongan Sabah counters.
Entrants are advised to read the terms and conditions thoroughly to ensure all requirements are met.