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Leukaemia and Blood Foundation,
New Zealand schools have revealed exceptional musical talent during a competition to find an original song for the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation’s 2010 ‘Shave for a Cure’ ad campaign.
The competition, open exclusively to New Zealand primary and secondary school students, asks for original songs, and a music video of the writer performing the song, to be uploaded to the website www.donationstation.co.nz.
Pru Etcheverry, Executive Director of Leukaemia & Blood Foundation (LBF), says that she is very impressed by the quality of songs entered so far.
“It just goes to prove the level of talent and passion our young New Zealanders have. Listening to these songs shows how caring and aware Kiwi students are. You can hear they put so much of their hearts into their songwriting,” she said.
The LBF Shave for a Cure TV ad used a song by Evermore last year. Ms Etcheverry is hopeful that this year’s competition will reveal another new, upcoming and talented band or performer. She encourages students to enter as many times as they want.
The competition is open to students who are in a band as well as solo performers. Students can download the previous TV ad so they know what they are working with and if they have time can make their own music video too.
With entries closing on the 12 February, there is still time for Kiwi students to get creative and upload their songs to the website. The winning song will be used as the backing track for the LBF’s Shave for a Cure TV ad, and there are lots of iTunes vouchers to be won as well.
Full details on how to enter are on the website, www.donationstation.co.nz, and the current entries can also be viewed there.
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