Sunday, March 4, 2018
Are you a songwriter or maybe a union activist who considers a guitar an essential tool? Are you an employee in today’s working world who finds a voice for social justice in music? This could be your time.
In January, the Left Coast Labour Chorus, backed by Unifor, launched the first-ever We Do The Work Song Contest, aimed at creating new songs about contemporary working lives.
The contest is open to songwriters throughout B.C., carries a top prize of $1,500, along with additional prizes of $500 and $300. It opened January 15, 2018 and will be open for submissions until June 30, 2018. Judging, by professional singers and a choir director, will be carried out over the summer and winning entrants will be announced at a concert event in October. Winners will perform their work at that concert, which will be hosted by LCLC.
We Do the Work Song Contest is a unique opportunity for emerging and established songwriters alike. The Left Coast Labour Chorus, which has been singing and performing for the labour and social justice movements for the last four years, wants to bring new songs to the stage and to encourage songwriters to look to working people’s lives as a source of their creative inspiration.
Full contest details are available on the LCLC website at www.leftcoastlabourchorus.com