Create A Jingle For Jamaican Children And Win Big

So, you think you have a way with words and that you can even put those words to music!

Well here’s your chance to show off your talent and even hear, on the electronic media, your lyrics, in the form of a jingle, attached to campaigns helping Jamaicans take care of children.

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) wants you to come up with a jingle and enter its ‘Every Child Deserves Protection’ jingle competition.

But you have only until Friday, June 15 to enter. That’s the new extended date for you to send in your entries.

The competition, which was launched in May (Child Month), is aimed at ensuring that there is a strong and sustained campaign across Jamaica that speaks to child protection.

The competition is open to Jamaicans 14 years and older.  Entrants are required to record a 90-second jingle telling how people can protect Jamaica’s children from negative situations, such as child abuse, child abandonment, child neglect, human trafficking and bullying.  The jingle must be original and the lyrics suitable for airplay, a JIS release said.

You may call the CPFSA, where you will be provided with an instructional package, which will give ideas of some themes to focus on, information on the CPFSA, and areas of focus for the agency.

After recording the jingle, you may email their audio files to: [email protected].

Entrants will vie for prizes to include a weekend for two, a 16-megabyte Samsung Galaxy 9.7-inch tablet, cash prizes and gift baskets.  The winner will also get the opportunity to expand the jingle into song in a recording studio. This song will then become the CPFSA’s official Child Protection song, which will be played on radio stations.

For further information, persons may contact the CPFSA at 876-967-5905 or 876-967-1614.

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