I saw this on FamilySearch recently – RootsTech 2021 Opens Global Song Contest Sponsored by Kawai: https://media.familysearch.org/rootstech-2021-opens-global-song-contest-sponsored-by-kawai/. Article is a bit longer, but here are the details.
Salt Lake City, UT,November18,2020
RootsTech 2021 Opens Global Song Contest Sponsored by Kawai
RootsTech Connect 2021, the world’s largest family celebration event, is now accepting entries for its international song contest sponsored by Kawai. The theme of the contest is “Connections,” and what better way to celebrate family connections than through music? Songwriters everywhere, from diverse cultures, all genres, and any native languages, are invited to compete. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2020. Go to RootsTech song contest for more details.
Whether your style is rap, classical, or pop, unique to a culture, or even a genre of its own—RootsTech wants to hear it, and Kawai will reward category winners with some amazing prizes.
There are categories for everyone—amateurs, youth, and professional artists. The grand prize winner will receive a Kawai MP11SE Stage Piano and Kawai headphones. Winners of the Professional, Amateur, Youth, and People’s Choice categories will receive other Kawai piano models. The music of semifinalists will be showcased, heard, and judged by thousands in the RootsTech online community, including friends, family, and music professionals!
“Kawai is thrilled to sponsor the songwriting contest for the RootsTech Connect conference,” said Takanori Aoki, president of Kawai America Corporation and Kawai Canada Music. “Participating in RootsTech and its songwriting competition complements our passion of supporting music creation among all ages and skill levels around the world and our history and legacy of being a family-led company for three generations.”