Take part in the 4th Annual Holy Song Composition Contest

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Submit your original song to the 4th Annual Cheon Il Guk Holy Song Composition Contest!

In accordance with True Parents’ instructions and as part of the providence centered on the culture of heart, True Mother’s Secretariat, the Department of Cultural Promotion, the Hyojeong Cultural Center and the Holy Song Compilation Committee would like to continue the creation of new holy songs that reflect the Cheon Il Guk era.

The Cheon Il Guk holy song composition contest aims to celebrate True Parents’ Birthday and Foundation Day 2020 as well as enrich the existing canon by adding new holy songs. This contest is open to all regions, members and anyone around the world who acknowledges being a citizen of Cheon Il Guk.

Through this competition, the Hyojeong Cultural Center’s Holy Song Compilation Committee will compile all submitted entries of new holy song compilations that praise Heavenly Parent and True Parents, and convey values and meaning that are in keeping with the era of Cheon Il Guk. It is expected that existing holy songs will be enhanced and that our church music will be further developed.

FFWPU International HQ humbly requests the full support of many members in this composition so that sacred and beautiful holy songs embodying the ideals of Heavenly Parent and True Parents can be compiled.

 

CATEGORIES

  • New holy songs

  • Lyrics for holy songs

  • Musical arrangements

PURPOSE

  • A competition to commemorate True Parents’ Birthday and the 7th anniversary of Foundation Day

  • Gather new holy songs that express the culture of heart and the values of Cheon Il Guk, and create music for the CheonJi SunHak Won

  • Cultivate the spirit of True Parents’ culture of heart

  • Activate interest in holy songs through creative musical initiatives focused on songs of praise

  • Discover, recognize and help musically and artistically gifted members

WHEN SUBMITTING

  • Theme: All themes that align with the new era of Cheon Il Guk are acceptable. Examples include themes such as praising/love for/love of Heavenly Parent and True Parents, true love, living for the sake of others, creating a heavenly culture, one world family, one world of peace, and affirmation of faith.

  • Style: PLEASE NOTE that for this competition the committee is requesting songs that are composed in the traditional FFWPU holy song style, Hymn style or semi-classical style as opposed to popular genres (rock, gospel, folk) as in past competitions. This competition is being specifically done per True Mother's request to find music that can be played in the halls of the CheonJi SunHak Won (new museum that is being built beneath the palace).

PARTICIPANTS

Any registered member of FFWPU may participate.

PRIZES

  • Grand prize (1 winner): 3,000,000 won

  • Gold prize (2 winners): 2,000,000 won

  • Silver prize (3 winners): 1,000,000 won

  • Commended (5 winners): 700,000 won

AWARD DETAILS

  • Prize and award plaque

  • Consideration for Entry in the Cheon Il Guk Holy Song Book, and music for the CheonJi SunHak Won (new museum beneath the palace)

SUBMISSION WINDOW

June 1, 2019 ~ August 1, 2019

SUBMISSION MATERIALS

This procedure must be done correctly otherwise we will not accept applications, and each registrant must send in sheet music and MP3 or recording of the submitted song, it can be a simple recording on your cell phone.

  • Application form (mandatory; please refer to attached document)

  • Music sheet (PDF if possible)

  • Music file (MP3, Wave, etc.)

  • Video

  • Translations of lyrics into Korean, Japanese and English

Please use following nomenclature in ENGLISH (Type, Name of Country, Last Name, First Name, Title of Song):

  • Video_USA_Denver-John_Country-Roads (for video files)

  • MP3_USA_Denver-John_Country-Roads (for sound files)

  • Sheet_USA_Denver-John_Country-Roads (for sheet music)

  • APP_USA_Denver-John_Country-Roads (for application)


Send your application to

Mrs. Yeunhee Chang
Hyo Jeong Cultural Center / Music Subcommittee / Gapyeong, Korea
cigholysongcompetition@gmail.com


ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

An official announcement of the winners will be made in each region and each winner will be contacted personally.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Any material submitted for consideration may be added to the existing canon of holy songs. Copyright for all submitted material remains the property of the authors and composers, however authors and composers must agree to allow their winning entries to be used for any FFWPU purpose or activity; concerts, videos, songbooks or recordings without reservation.