COMPETITION OPEN TO ALL OF THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE OF CORNWALL!
Announcing a Cornwall Wide Competition for children organised by Cornwall Music Therapy Trust in conjunction with the St Piran’s Festival – Redruth – planning group.
TO COMPOSE A SHORT LULLABY (MAXIMUM THREE VERSES) WHICH REFERS TO THE STORY OF ST PIRAN, THE PATRON SAINT OF CORNISH TIN MINERS.
A lullaby is a restful, somnambulant song with a slow beat never faster than a human heartbeat. It is usually sung or hummed by a mother or father to calm their child and help them off to sleep. The music is often simple and repetitive and also helps calm the mother or father too.
Research has revealed that music therapy in the form of gentle lullabies not only slows down the heart rate of prematurely delivered babies but also helps them feed and sleep better. This helps them gain weight and speeds their recovery.
A lullaby sung by mother or father can also help strengthen an emotional bond with their child.
The lullaby might, for instance, refer to the following elements of the St Piran story:
‘St Piran was tied to a mill-stone and rolled over the edge of a cliff in Ireland into a stormy sea. The waters immediately became calm, and the saint floated safely over the water to land upon the sandy beach of Perranzanbuloe in Cornwall. His first disciples were said to be a badger, a fox and a bear.’ (Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Piran)
HOW TO ENTER
There are two Age Categories
Children up to age 11(i.e. still 11 on 31st Aug 2015)
Young people aged from 12 – 18. (i.e. aged 12 from 1st Sept 2015)
Competitors must compose original lyrics and music and record their lullaby on a compact disc or memory stick. The duration of the recording must be no longer than two minutes and can be purely vocal or accompanied by keyboard, guitar or ensemble.
The entries will be judged according to music and lyrics, not quality of recording or performance.
The lullaby can be composed by one person or can be a group effort.
A copy of the lyrics must be submitted.
A manuscript copy of the music should be submitted- if possible.
Entries must be sent by post – on a CD or memory stick with a £1.00 coin (which will be donated to the Cornwall Music Therapy Trust) to:
Mrs J Driver, Windmill Nursery , West Park, Redruth, TR15 3AJ
Please ensure you include a competition entry form which can be printed from the CMTT website or obtained by email on request from firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mark the envelope CMTT Competition 2015
N.B. entries are non returnable.
Closing date 1700 on Friday 16th January 2015
Winners announced Friday 30th January and published in local media including My Cornwall magazine
A range of judges will include Professor Leslie Bunt – an internationally known and respected music therapist, and a local mother of a young child.
There is one main prize for each age group which is:
o A professional studio recording of the winning lullaby, made by professional musicians
o A broadcast on local radio on St Piran’s Day – 5 March 2015
o A live performance (by professional musicians) of the lullaby at the St Piran’s Festival in Redruth on 7 March 2015.
Certificates will be awarded to other entries which the judges feel are worthy runners up.
Further information and details can be obtained from the Cornwall Music Therapy Website at www.cornwallmusictherapy.org
ST PIRAN’S FESTIVAL 2015 – LULLABY COMPETITION ENTRY FORM
N.B. Please use black or blue pen and write clearly and legibly or word process
Either – Individual entry
Your Full Name:
Home Address, inc. post code:
Email address: – optional
Date of birth:
Name of school you attend:
Signature of parent/carer
Print name of parent/carer
Or – Group Entry:
Names of entrants:
Contact details of lead person for the group (this can be a parent/teacher/other
Name of lead
Contact address of lead
Telephone number of lead person – home
Telephone number of lead person – mobile
Name of school – if applicable
Checklist: have you……. Please tick
Included this form
Ensured that your entry has no more than three verses and lasts no more than 2 minutes.
Included a CD or
Included a memory stick
Included a paper copy of the words (essential)
Included a manuscript copy of the music
(preferable but not essential)
Included a £1.00 coin – Minimum non-refundable donation -(in a small envelope/clear plastic money back please)
Clearly marked your envelope:
CMTT COMPETITION ENTRY 2015
Ensured that this is posted/hand delivered in time to meet the closing deadline of Friday 16th January 2015 at 1700
Addressed your envelope to:
Mrs J Driver
Please note: Competition entries cannot be returned.
Please also note: There are no administration costs for this competition – all donations will go, in their entirety, to CMTT
Winners will be notified by telephone by Friday 30th January (at the latest)
The judges’ decision is final
Copyright of music and lyrics will remain with the composer (s). However, entry to the competition will assume that composers give permission for their lullaby to be broadcast on local radio.