Last week Swift Transport started a competition on Facebook to encourage the artistically talented Zimbabwean public to write and record a song that they can use as their anthem.
Apart from winning $500 cash, you will also have the opportunity to record your music in a professional recording studio and it will become Swifts theme tune in the new year. There are some key words that have to be included like Swift, Transport, Nationwide, Delivering, Freight, Express, Courier, Full Loads, Swifty, Hero and Zimbabwe. It is open to all ages and all genres of music, so whether you are a professional artist, or are just passionate about music this could be an exciting opportunity.
Once you have written and recorded your song onto CD, you can drop it off at any Swift Depot nationwide and they will send it to Harare for you free of charge. Alternatively you can also drop it into the Star FM studio. Your song will then be uploaded onto SoundCloud, a social sharing site, and also shared via Facebook for the public to listen to.
The competition ends on 5th December 2012 and then the public will vote for their favorites. Public voting ends on 10th December and the winner will be announced on 16th January 2013. The song will be recorded professionally and aired by 31st January 2013. Imagine hearing the song you wrote and sung on the TV or radio?
You may enter the competition as many times as you wish but please make sure each song is no longer than 3 minutes. If you would prefer to submit and sing your song in a group, this is acceptable, however so are individual submissions.
If you think you have what it takes to become a local hero and sing the Swift tune then please see www.facebook.com/unifreightswiftzimbabwe or www.swift.co.zw for more details on entering and the competition rules.
So why not try impress Swifty, the guitar bearing Swift mascot who is ready to rock out with you and become a local hero like him!