Original songs by teens sought by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society

Original songs by teens sought by Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society

SURREY and WHITE ROCK — Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society invites youth of Surrey and White Rock to write an original song "about any aspect of the environment that is important to them."

The organization’s “Sing It Wild” contest is open to youth 18 years and under, as of Jan. 1, 2014.  All contestants must reside in White Rock or Surrey, B.C.

Contestants will submit their selection electronically by May 5. 

Four finalists will be chosen by an adjudicating panel made up of music industry professionals.

There will also be a fan-choice category to encourage the four finalists to engage their friends and fans through social media. Voting in this category will take place through the FOSB web site right up to and including the finals at World Ocean Day. 

The four finalists will then be invited to compete and perform their selection at the World Ocean Day Festival, set for June 8 at Blackie Spit, Crescent Beach.

The grand-prize winner, as voted on during the final concert, will receive studio time to professionally record their song. 

The society hopes to make this an annual event and to utilize the 2014 winning musical selection in promotional efforts.

For more details, visit www.birdsonthebay.ca or go to www.facebook.com/SingItWild2014