Songwriting contest planned
GULFPORT -- In conjunction with the eighth annual Bear Creek Music Festival, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center will celebrate 16 years of service to the community.
Bear Creek Music Festival gives young musicians and entrepreneurs the opportunity to premiere their talents. The festival is asking songwriters to write a creative and original birthday song wishing Lynn Meadows Discovery Center a happy Sweet 16.
A panel of judges will choose three original compositions they think are most creative and best represent the museum's values and mission statement. The winner, who will be chosen by public votes through a Facebook contest, will perform his or her song live during the festival's opening ceremonies.
Anyone may enter the contest regardless of age or experience. Contestants must enter by uploading a YouTube video of him or herself or band performing the song live, and submitting it to songsatBCMF@gmail.com, no later than 11:59 p.m. March 31.
-- Sun Herald