note: lalalove.org will go live on Monday, October 17
WHAT?! La La Love is a singing contest. But not just any old singing contest. You are going to help build a new school in Tanzania, Africa with the power of your own voice!
WHY?! The kids at Shepherds Jr. Primary School in Arusha, Tanzania have an incredible school that goes from kindergarten through 7th grade. But. They need a secondary school so they can continue their education.
WHO?! You and your school, your class, your choir, your church group, your girl scout or boy scout troop, or even your family of pet rocks can enter. Ok. Maybe not your family of pet rocks.
WHAT DO WE DO?! Sing your heart out! We want you to sing a song of love and gratitude and submit a video of it. It can be a song you make up yourself, a song you already know such as, “You Are My Sunshine”, or one you learn, like “One Love” by Bob Marley or “All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles. Anything goes as long as it’s appropriate and is full of love and gratitude. Then just record it on your video camera, cell phone, computer—whatever works. You’re the star and the director!
HOW?! Have your principal, your leader, or your parent read the Official Rules for the Contest. Get all the participating kids’ parents to sign consents and get them to your principal or leader. Then, have your principal or leader post your video to your own youtube page (or your school’s or your parent’s) and have your leader send us the url on the leader’s own Affidavit. That document is needed to enter your group. We’ll re-post the videos we think most appropriate to www.lalalove.org where everyone can see it!
THEN WHAT?! Then everyone and anyone—your friends, family, school bus driver, piano teacher—can donate money to support your video just by clicking on it on www.lalalove.org!
WHEN?! The SiriusXM KidsPlaceLive contest begins on Monday, October 17 and submissions must be made by 11:59 pm ET on Monday, November 28. The winners will be announced on Monday, December 5.
WINNERS?! WHAT DO I WIN?! There will be two winning entries in the SiriusXM KidsPlaceLive contest: the video we judge to be the Best Video and the group that raises the most money. Each winning organization will get an in-person visit from Kids Place Live’s Robbie Schaefer and Absolutely Mindy with the chance to host their own radio show!
I’M IN! WHAT DO I DO FIRST?! Glad you asked! Click here and you’ll be taken to the Official Rules and required entry documents. You’ll enter basic information about your school as well as a link to a video of your school’s performance. And. Spread the word! Share this with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Sing it from the rooftops. Yell it out your car window. Whatever your preferred mode of word-spreading is, we welcome your passion and energy!
To get started and enter, visit www.lalalove.org or www.siriusxm.com/kidsplacelive for rules, regulations, and important grown-up stuff. If you have any questions, check out the FAQ page or email us at: email@example.com