Anthem Composition ContestThe University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) just finished writing the lyrics to their new anthem and they are searching for talented composers to who can inspire love for the Alma Mater to it. The contest is open to all amateur and professional music composers of Filipino descent both living in the Philippines and abroad. The composer who comes up with the best musical composition that best suits the anthem will win P30,000 and two roundtrip tickets to Boracay courtesy of SEAIR.
- Open to amateur and professional music composers of Filipino descent, including those living abroad
- Create a musical composition for UPAA's new anthem which should capture love of Alma Mater
- UPAA Hymn
UP, our Alma Mater forever!
What memories of your nurture we cherish,
What clouds of fear and doubt you banish!
We stand now your Oblation to Philippine honor,
We seek always, no matter the cost, her glory.
Our people once carried us on their shoulders
Through all our struggles to achieve or ambition;
Now, Alma Mater, true to your ideal of service.
Fired by your devotion to our youthful quest.
Our people’s progress shall be our own life’s crown.
Alma Mater, we lift our grateful song to you,
A beacon of all endeavors
We will be worthy sons and daughters,
Our country’s pride in her own quest
For truth and justice throughout our land!
- Gemino “Jimmy” Abad, multi-awarded poet and UP Professor
- UPAA Hymn
- Composition Guidelines
- Original and unpublished
- Can be sung a capella or with musical accompaniment
- One Winner
- P30,000 from UPAA
- Two roundtrip tickets to Boracay courtesy of SEAIR
- Song will be performed by the UP Singing Ambassadors at the Carillon Concert and UP Diliman Lantern Parade
- CASH Prize
- No entry fee
- "Composer will keep the copyright of his/her music but will waive royalties when any member of the UP System uses the composition."