Entries can be in both English and Bengali, and participants can submit a maximum of 3 entries per person. A jury board composed of eminent personalities/experts in the field will judge the submissions, amongst which three winners will be selected who will receive certificates, crests and cash prizes. The winning entry will receive Tk. 1,00,000/- the 1st runner’s up entry will receive Tk. 75,000/- and the 2nd runner’s up entry will receive Tk. 50,000/-. An additional 7 will receive ‘Honourable Mention’ awards, along with crests and certificates.
Lyrics should be submitted as printed hard copies or over email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If emailed, the files need to be PDF. No submission can be returned to the participant. Renowned music directors and singers will compose songs based on the winning lyrics, and young and veteran singers will give voice to the songs. These songs will be featured on a musical album called “Music for Celebrating Life”. The prize-winning songs will also be performed at district and campus festival concerts all around Bangladesh.
All winning lyrics will become the property of The Daily Star, Standard Chartered and Zaheen Music. The organizers will gain rights over any form of usage.