Local songwriters can help heighten Olympic fever by writing a song that celebrates the torch run through Red Deer.
A contest is being held to commemorate the passing of the Olympic flame through this fair city.
The winning song will be performed at the Red Deer Olympic Torch Relay Community Celebration on Jan. 15 at Westerner Park.
Songwriters must be Canadian citizens, landed immigrants or residents of Canada. Their submissions should include an entry form and up to three original songs on CD. The songs must not have been previously published or distributed.
A lyric sheet must also be submitted with the songwriter’s name, phone number or email to one of two addresses: Red Deer Torch Relay Song Writing Contest, Unit 2, 4664 Riverside Dr., Red Deer, AB, T4N 6Y5 — or to 53rd Street Music, 101, 4902-53 St., Red Deer, AB, T4N 2E9.
The songs will be judged on melody and content and not recording quality. Entries must be received by Nov. 20.
For guidelines and applications, visit www.reddeer.ca.