CITY of SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) invite professional and amateur composers based in Central Luzon to join its first Regional Songwriting Competition billed “LiKhALIKASAN: Likhang Awit para sa Kalikasan.”
“This seeks to instill awareness on positive behaviors and perspectives as resiliency safeguards against the effects of climate change; promote environmental awareness, protection and preservation; and recognize people empowerment and involvement towards measures leading to preserving the well-being of the environment as act of protecting not just it but more so protecting people’s lives,” PIA Regional Director William Beltran said in a statement.
It is part of the ongoing climate change advocacy campaign of DENR and PIA, which carries the brand “Nagbabago na ang Panahon, Panahon na para Magbago!”
The contest is open to residents aged 16 years old and up whose entries must be original and have not been released commercially.
“Entries may be in solo or collaboration that is written in Filipino, English, or a combination of both that promotes environmental awareness, protection, and preservation as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation. Only one entry is allowed per songwriter or collaboration of songwriters,” Beltran explained.
Moreover, they must not exceed four minutes and 30 seconds in length, including intro and extro. It may be slow or upbeat with musical accompaniment. They must likewise be recorded and interpreted well, preferably pre-arranged.
Those who are interested are enjoined to secure the official entry form and the complete contest rules from the PIA Regional Office at 3rd floor, Hyatt Garden Building, Dolores Intersection, City of San Fernando, Pampanga or at any of its Provincial Information Centers in Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, and Zambales.