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Anthem Competition

14 ottobre 2016



The Salesian Youth Movement in Europe has chosen its logo, but has not yet its own official anthem, that is, a song that can be sung and played at every official meeting of SYM Europe, but also in meetings of national and local groups. For this “Small Team SYM Europe”, invites everyone to participate in a music contest for the official anthem of SYM Europe.

The competition launched this summer has been extended until 10 November 2016. There is no age limit for participants.  It is not reserved exclusively to professional musicians, but the author must be somehow linked to the Salesian Youth Movement.

Each author may submit up to 3 songs, and if their song wins the contest, must agree to Small Team SYM Europe being granted, without cost, a worldwide, perpetual and exclusive licence to use the audio and text of the song for any purpose, including the right to record, reproduce, publish, execute, communicate, adapt and re-allocate such rights to third parties. In the case of songs that do not win the contest, the candidate will retain full ownership of the rights to the song.

Each song must be the original work of one or more people. The text must be in the English language work. The songs must include some keywords from the SYM Europe Document and reflect the spirit of the SYM. The song must not exceed 3 minutes in duration.

By – 10 November 2016, the Applicant must send an e-mail to with the following file attached:

  • The registration form (signed and scanned, in PDF format)
  • A document containing the text of the song
  • A file containing the audio of the song

The selection criteria are: an original song; an appropriate catchy melody; the song should not refer to a specific occasion and can be used at any SYM Europe event; the text of the song should be suitable for the purpose; the song must be recorded in good sound quality. A commission, selected by Small Team SYM Europe, will select the three best entries and thereafter the participants at the next General Assembly of the SYM Europe will choose the winning anthem. The Commission’s decision is final.

The name of the song and of the winning author will be revealed on 27 November 2016 on the Facebook page of SYM Europe SYM – Salesian Youth Movement Europe.

For more information and to request a registration form:



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