Kamurayaw Songwriting Competition is now open
August 15, 2016
TACLOBAN CITY – The
Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Kalahi-CIDSS or
Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan - Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery
of Social Services in Eastern Visayas region is now accepting original
song entries for their 2nd Kalahi-CIDSS Kamurayaw Songwriting
Said competition is open to
all songwriters (amateur or professional) who are of Filipino
citizenship or of Filipino descent residing in Eastern Visayas. Each
entry must be an original composition and should be in accordance with
the over-all theme which is “Sa Community-Driven Development, Ikaw at
Ako ang Bubuo ng Pagbabago”
Lyrics of song entries must
be in Filipino, Waray, Cebuano or a combination of these languages.
Song entries could be based on any music genre or style (Pop, Rock,
Ballad, R&B etc) with a duration of at least 3-4 minutes.
“Our first Kalahi-CIDSS
Kamurayaw winner is Hermie Sanchez from Catbalogan City. His winning
song entitled "Kusog han Komunidad" is now the official song of
Kalahi-CIDSS in the region. Through this competition, we aim to
explore the creativity and artistry within our volunteers and
stakeholders, especially the youth sector while promoting the
Community-Driven Development strategy of Kalahi-CIDSS”, said
KalahiCIDSS Regional Program Coordinator Babes Sequito.
Deadline of entries is on
September 15, 2016. Official entry form could be downloaded though
DSWD Field Office VIII’s website www.fo8.dswd.gov.ph and
Song entries with lyrics
must be sent to the Social Marketing Unit of DSWD Field Office VIII,
Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City, 6500 or emailed to
All song entries will be
initially screened to obtain the Top Eight (8) finalists for the Grand
Finals on September 30, 2016. The criteria are as follows: Musicality
30%, Lyrics and Messaging 30%, Originality 30% and Song Impact 10%.
The Grand Champion shall
receive P15,000, while the second and third place will get P10,000 and
P7,000, respectively. For more inquiries, please contact Kalahi-CIDSS
Region8 at 09058254440.