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We The Children Project throws awards season kick-off party

Posted: January 6, 2010 5:52 p.m.
Updated: January 7, 2010 5:45 p.m.
 
The We The Children Project will throw a kickoff party for the upcoming award season on Jan. 28 at The House of Blues in Hollywood.

In efforts to raise awareness about the shocking statistics and unforgiving reality concerning homeless children in the United States, We The Children Project has created an event set to kick the New Year off with a charitable boom.

We The Children 2010 will be the ultimate Pre-Grammy talent competition and philanthropic gathering. While most charitable events are giving away up to 30% of their profits, We The Children Project is giving away 50% of the proceeds donated directly to Stand Up For Kids.

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito will headline the event. The evening will also feature live music, dancing, cocktails, A-List celebrities, Grammy Nominees and the best of the best of the entertainment industry in attendance.

All ticket buyers will receive a copy of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito "Blue Again" DVD, which is scheduled to be released on Jan. 26.

An exclusive private dinner will be held at the Foundation room for all celebrity participants including celebrity endorsers, host committee and judging panel, featuring Mick Fleetwood Private Cellar Wine with a special toast by Mick Fleetwood.

The creative environment will be a welcome space for songwriters, artists and those who appreciate innovative efforts to commingle.

We The Children Project is a philanthropic for-profit business model based in Woodland Hills, CA. The project committee, compromised mostly of unemployed recent graduates, young professionals and local students, has focused their efforts on creating their own jobs within a difficult economic climate. Project members have come together to create local community events that benefit those less-fortunate in the global community.

The We The Children Project has endeavored to offer both amateur and professional songwriters the chance to perform at the We The Children charitable celebration. More information about entering the "Write Your Song" competition can be found by clicking here.

The songwriting competition will begin accepting entries on Nov. 2 and will conclude on Jan. 8 with the finalists performing at The House of Blues on Jan. 28 for a panel of celebrity judges.

Each entry requires the following elements:
-- One song, five minutes or less in Mp3 format
-- A copy of the song lyrics
-- An application form
-- A $35 application fee (non-refundable) via check, money order, or credit card made payable to We The Children Project.

If paying by credit card, an invoice will be sent electronically via email after the contents of the application have been checked and confirmed to be complete.

Rules and Regulations:
-- Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters.
-- Songs must be a contestant's original work, Songs may have multiple co-writers
-- Winners will be chosen by a select panel of judges comprised of noted songwriters, producers, and music industry professionals. Songs will be judged based on melody, composition, originality and lyrics (when applicable).
-- Songs cannot have profanity
-- Songs cannot exceed five minutes
-- Open categories of music include: Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Electronic, Folk, and Children's...etc
-- Each application can only include one song. If you wish to include more than one song, each must have a separate application and entry fee. The entry fee is non-refundable. We The Children is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due, stolen, or misappropriated entries. We The Children is not responsible for faulty file uploads accompanying online entries. CDs, cassettes, and lyrics will not be returned.
-- Finalists must be prepared and able to perform their song on Jan. 28 to a live audience at The House of Blues.
-- In addition to the chance to perform, all finalists will receive a 15-inch: 2.53 Ghz MacBook Pro with a Grand Prize of $10,000 being awarded to the winner of the competition!

This story is posted in The Signal's SCV Raw section. Click here for more information about SCV Raw.

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