BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 17 (PIA) – The provincial government of Agusan del Sur is inviting Agusanons to join in this year’s Naliyagan Festival Jingle Making Contest.

According to Provincial Tourism Officer Christy Basan, the lyrics of the Jingle must be in Cebuano-Bisaya and must be relevant to the theme “Agusan del Sur through the years: Changing Lives, Preserving Culture.”

“It is open to all Agusanon residents who have a skill in music composition. Interested individuals, partners, team or group regardless of age, work, position, religious affiliation and educational attainment can submit entry for the said contest. Each municipality and city should encourage their music enthusiast either individual or group to submit entries to have more chances to win,” underlined Basan.

Basan also said that the duration of the Jingle should only last a maximum of three minutes and minimum of two minutes. It must also be original in nature (lyrics, tone, accompaniment, etc). The use of copied melodic pattern and accompaniment is strictly prohibited. The provincial government of Agusan del Sur shall not be held liable to any copyright issues if in case there are some committed by any participants, Basan added.

“Jingle entries shall be submitted in an mp3 format with the title of the jingle as the file name; must be sent in a flash drive or DVD/Optical Disc with the following requirements: accomplished entry form; printed Jingle lyric (5 copies); profile of the composer/s and arranger/s with Certificate of Residency issued by the BLGU. All entries shall be submitted on or before April 5, 2017, while late entries shall not be accommodated,” Basan clarified.

As to criteria of the Jingle making contest, lyrics/relevance to the theme is 25 percent; originality – 20 percent; musicality (melody, arrangement, accompaniment, tone) – 25 percent; voice projection – 20 percent; and recording quality – 10 percent, a total of 100 percent.

The 1st prize winner will receive P30,000; 2nd prize – P22,000; 3rd prize – 15,000 while seven consolation prizes amounting to P2,000 will also be given to non-winning participants.

It was also learned that the first prize winning Jingle will be officially owned by the provincial government and shall be used as the Jingle track of the Naliyagan Festival celebration in June 2017. Meanwhile, the top three winning entries will also perform on the day of the celebration of the 25th Naliyagan Festival at Datu Lipus Cultural Center-Main Stage (formely known as Naliyagan Cultural Center Stage).

This Naliyagan Festival Jingle Making Contest forms part of the activities set for this year’s 50th (Gold) Founding Anniversary of Agusan del Sur and 25th (Silver) Naliyagan Festival. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)