2) SUBMISSION POLICY
3) COSTS TO ENTER
4) HOW TO SUBMIT TO THE 2021 International Song For Kindness
5) FINALIST AND WINNER SELECTION
The top 50 submissions will be chosen by a panel of judges and public voting will also weigh in on the decision; these will be announced on August 29th. The Top 10 contestants will be announced on September 2nd. The winner will be announced on October 9th at the live final event with the top ten finalists performing live and remotely.
Judges will select one of the ten finalists to return to perform at the Cavern club and receive a day at the recording studio subject to covid restrictions. There will also be a winner selected from all entries submitted from Australia.
6) THE FINALS
Subject to covid restrictions – The prize for the International Song For Kindness winning entry will receive flights to Liverpool, if the winner lives outside of the uk. They will receive three nights accommodation in liverpool and a day recording at the Motor Museum recording studio with TUFFM head of music Daniel Xander. They will also perform on stage for one event at the Cavern Club Subject to Covid 19 restrictions.
There is also a prize for the winner of all Australian Entries. The winning submission of all entries submitted from the country of Australia will receive travel and accommodation to Airlie beach and perform at the Airlie beach music festival
8) NOTIFICATIONS & WAIVERS
– Selected finalists will be notified by email and each winner must provide the following items to be eligible to compete in the International Song Contest finals:
(i) an affidavit confirming
(a) that the winner meets the contest eligibility requirements,
(b) that his or her composition is original and unpublished, and
(c) that he or she owns the copyright in the composition;
(ii) a performance license and mechanical and synchronization licenses for audio and video recording rights; and
(iii) a publicity release (collectively, the “Affidavit”), all within 14 days of the notification date. The failure to sign and return the Affidavit within Fourteen (14) Days or the submission of false or inaccurate information will result in immediate disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected for the applicable regional or general round. Affidavits for winners under 18 years of age at the time of submission must be countersigned by a parent or legal guardian. All Affidavits are subject to verification by TUFFM and TUFF.EARTH and its agents. Each contestant’s submission constitutes his or her permission to use his or her name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional consideration.
TUFFM and TUFF.EARTH retain the exclusive right to use in perpetuity any media inclusive of ancillary rights created in conjunction with the International Song for Kindness including but not limited to; live recordings, video, webisodes, and photographs, social media posts, workshops. Participants grant TUFFM and TUFF.EARTH the use of this archival material in perpetuity.
This contest is void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws, regulations, rules, and ordinances apply.
10) EXPLANATION OF RIGHTS