Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: WWF-Malaysia and our Earth Hour partners – DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall and Universal Music Malaysia – would like to invite unsigned Malaysian bands to participate in the inaugural Earth Hour Band Contest, with the aim of building environmental awareness through the universally understood “language” of music.
The Earth Hour 2013 Band Contest is open to three-person to six-person bands, comprising members who are Malaysian citizens or students studying at Malaysian educational institutions who are at least 16 years of age, who are all not signed with any record label.
Submit your video at www.facebook.com/wwfmy (direct link:https://www.facebook.com/wwfmy/app_208195102528120) before 5:00pm Saturday 9 February 2013 to participate in the Earth Hour 2013 Band Contest. For queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting will be open to the public from 12 February to 13 March 2013. The five bands with the most votes will be invited to participate in the Finals during Earth Hour 23 March 2013 at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Selangor.
The winning band will receive:
- RM2,500 cash prize sponsored by DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd
- An invitation to participate in the Earth Hour 2013 media conference on 23 March 2013
- A performance slot on the Earth Hour stage just before the grand finalé when a local established band will perform, as well as
- A feature on Universal Music Malaysia and WWF-Malaysia digital channels
WWF-Malaysia with Universal Music Malaysia will promote the Earth Hour 2013 Band Contest and produce the Earth Hour 2013 CD, which will feature established local bands and original songs from the band contest participants. An established local band will be a judge at the band contest finals and perform at the Earth Hour ground event. The event on 23 March 2013 will be held at the official Earth Hour venue sponsor Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.
Besides sponsoring the prizes for the band contest, DiGi as the official Earth Hour 2013 corporate sponsor, has also pledged to contribute RM1 for each “Live Green” pledge and questionnaire on wwf.org.my completed by members of the public. To be held from January until Earth Hour 2013, the “Live Green” pledge seeks to survey the habits and behavioural patterns of Malaysians towards environmental sustainability.
Earth Hour is a global initiative in partnership with WWF. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour to show their support for environmentally sustainable action. The event began in 2007 in Sydney, and by 2010, Earth Hour had created history as the largest voluntary action ever witnessed with participation across 128 countries and every continent. The next Earth Hour will take place from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on 23 March 2013.
WWF-Malaysia (World Wide Fund for Nature-Malaysia), the national conservation trust, currently runs more than 90 projects covering a diverse range of environmental protection work. Since 1972, WWF-Malaysia has worked on important conservation projects, from saving endangered species such as tigers and turtles, to protecting our highland forests, rivers and seas. We also undertake environmental education and advocacy work to achieve conservation goals. By conserving our natural resources, WWF-Malaysia is helping to protect our livelihoods, food and water supply, thus securing our good quality of life and our children’s bright future. We thank our supporters and members of the Media, whose contributions and support enable our conservation work. If you would like to donate to WWF-Malaysia or learn more about our projects, please call:+603-78033772 or visit: wwf.org.my or www.facebook.com/wwfmy
WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by:
- Conserving the world’s biological diversity
- Ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
- Promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful production
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