(November 30, 2004, Beijing) The second round campaign to solicit songs for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be officially launched on December 1, 2004, and event organizers call for entries by institutions, individual professionals and amateurs from both home and abroad.
The announcement was made by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) today at a press conference held in the newly-established Beijing Olympic Media Centre.
There are no restrictions on the forms and genres of the submissions, which are supposed to fully display the Olympic spirit of solidarity, respect, fair play, joy and friendship. Deadline for submission is April 25, 2005. A panel composed of professional musicians will select top ten from the entries, and each of the ten winners will receive a cash reward of 10,000 yuan (US$1,210). The outcome of the campaign will be announced in June, 2005.
All the submissions should be recorded on either cassette tapes or CD-ROMs, together with a written version of the entry, the author’s bio and contacts, and a signed letter of copyright transfer.
Detailed information and relevant documents are available at either www.beijing-olympic.org.cn, the official website of BOCOG, or www.fm974.tom.com, the official website of Beijing Music Radio, one of the co-organizers.
Event organizers say the campaign is to promote the concept of “People’s Olympics,” and to inspire broad participation in the Olympic Movement in China.