What is the Wars World News Song Contest?
The Wars World News Song Contest is a competition modelled after the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It's a means to gain exposure to new music through the tastes of your peers, like it or not. Those that enter must also vote for the people they are running against based on how much they like the songs. Everyone picks an alias in the form of a country (any one of your choosing) and sends in a song that they like in order to expose it to the other contestants. After voting, they are tallied in the thread and a winner is named. No matter who wins, everyone wins by gaining new knowledge of songs, artists, albums and genres of music in the process!
How to Participate in the Song Contest:
1. Find a song that you like on any internet medium that isn't restricted or private.
2. Submit it via the form linked below!
3. Wait until I reveal the entries.
4. Once entries are revealed, you will rank your top 10 countries! You will do this via a Google Form link to be provided later. The point values are as follows:
12 points - 1st
10 - 2nd
8 - 3rd
7 - 4th
6 - 5st
5 - 6th
4 - 7th
3 - 8th
2 - 9th
1 - 10th
Please rate fairly by giving all countries a listen. You may not vote for yourself. Everyone, regardless of entry, may vote, so you can still participate even if you chose not to enter! However, if those that entered do not vote, they will get a 20 point penalty.
5. Wait for results. It's that simple!
What entries are/aren't allowed?
You cannot enter something that is not a "song". I generally interpret this term very loosely, but here are some examples:
Things considered a song: Anything created with an actual artist and song title that is INTENDED for the listener, even if it's painful to listen or even if there's nothing included (Examples: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit, Eminem - Lose Yourself, Barney - I Love You, John Cage - 4'33, Sunn 0))) - 0))) Bow 1, etc.)
Things not considered a song: Anything without an artist or title, a video clip of something random, a comedy routine (unless it's an actual song a la Stephen Lynch), a large square wave, an animal barking, total silence not being attributed to an artist, etc. (Examples: A clip of Louis CK's Shameless, an ibex screeching, a clip of a game show, a clip of someone screaming, etc.)
I will let you know if your entry does not meet the criteria of a "song," but it should be fairly obvious.
Submit your song via this FORM!
Deadline for entries is midnight Central European Time on Saturday, May 28.