Dear Speleo-Musicians, Artists, and Friends,
The Arts and Letters Commission of the International Union of Speleology (UIS) is organizing a competition to create an anthem for the UIS. The details are below. Please forward this message to anyone or any list you believe may be interested. For more information, contact Ian Ellis Chandler below.
UIS Vice-President of Administration
UIS ANTHEM: Conditions of competition
Entries to be between 60 to 90 seconds in length
All entries must be provided digitally to the UIS Bureau through the UIS Arts and Letters Commission (Ian Ellis Chandler).
Entries to be received by Arts and Letters Commission by end January, 2012. They will be considered by the Bureau summer meeting 2012. The Bureau retains the option not to select any entry as suitable.
The digital entry will not include lyrics. Lyrics can be attached, and a digital audio version can be presented. Lyrics can be in any of the following languages of the UIS: English, French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish.
Entries must be original and not based on any existing music.
Entries should be universal and not in a style generally associated with any country.
The style should capable of appealing for many years and not based on any particular modern style.
Entries should try to capture the spirit of speleology.
The winning entry (if one is selected) will be revealed at the Opening Ceremony of the 2013 ICS in Brno, Czech Republic, as the UIS flag is hoisted.
There is no financial award, except the honour of composing the UIS anthem.
Initial contact to:
Ian Ellis Chandler.
UIS Arts and Letters Commission
Telephone: 0034 942619903 (Spain)