Eligibility guidelines.

By Posted in - GPSA on August 26th, 2015

Each artist can submit up to 3 songs per category on this website beginning on August 15, 2016 through April 22, 2017 (www.globalpeacesongawards.org). New original Music and/or Video works produced between 12.1.15 and 3.15.17. Entry fee starts at $30.

2017 official Song / Music Video award rules and regulations (R&R)
Contestants understand and agree to the following rules. Void where prohibited.

A: Overview: The Global Peace Song Awards

The contest will be held as per the below schedule:

  • August 15, 2016 (8am PST) the contest officially begins
    • SPECIAL NOTE:  We are only accepting original music and/or video works that have been originated between the dates of December 1, 2015 and March 15, 2017.  Any and all other entries will not be accepted and be subject to $10 handling / refund fee per entry.
    • Music Videos requirements:  All use of footage must be legally licensed. No slide show type videos will be accepted.
  • March 15, 2017 (5pm PST) contest entries close.
  • August 15, 2017 the official winners are announced.

 

B: Who can participate and submit?

The contest is open to individuals on a worldwide basis. There are no age, language and/or geographical limitations. Individuals who submit to the GPSA are defined as Contestants. A Contestant is defined, per this contest, as a Singer/Songwriter/Band member or Band (hereafter know as “Contestant or TALENT”) who have created an original musical work.

A “Designated Representative” is a person who represents the TALENT and has permission submit on behalf of the TALENT or CONTESTANT.

  • SPECIAL NOTE:  We are only accepting original music and/or video works that have been originated between the dates of December 1, 2015 and March 15, 2017.  Any and all other entries will not be accepted and be subject to $10 handling / refund fee per entry.

 

C: Terms of your submittal

All contestants agree to allow the GPSA to use their name and/or likeness respective to any and all materials required to promote and/or produce the GPSA and/or related prizes associated with it (please see more details below). All travel costs and expenses associated with the contest and/or prize-winnings are “Not Included” and will be the responsibility of the CONTESTANT, unless otherwise stated or specified. All parties who submit, under any circumstance and/or scenario, agree to comply with the “Official rules and regulations” (ORR) of the GPSA.

D: Submittals from contestants under the age of 18 years

In order for an Individual(s), who is under the age of 18 (a person defined as a minor) to enter/submit to the contest, they must email the following permission/acknowledgment from a Parent and/or officially designated guardian.

EMAIL FORM LETTER FOR MINOR:

As the parent and/or official guardian of the contestant (Full Name) _______________,  and on this date of ________(Date), I do hereby acknowledge and give/grant my full permission for them to enter the Global Peace Song Contest and agree to have them fully comply with all contest rules and regulations.

________________  (Signed)

_________________(Print Name)

_______________________(Address)

_______________(City),

_____________(State),

_____________(Country)

_____________(Mailing Zip)

_____________(Phone)

_____________(email)

E: Video submissions

Respective to video submissions, it is the sole responsibility of the Contestant and/or Designated Representative to abide by all policies of Web-based video distribution platforms (including, but not limited to any terms of service, community guidelines and privacy policies). Content may not include any advertising content.

  • All use of footage must be legally licensed.  No slide show type videos will accepted.

 

F: Compliance for all song and video content

Relative to all song and/or video content: All content is intended to promote the message of inner and world peace. Any content that is deemed to be sexually suggestive, obscene or derogatory in any way, or contains copyrighted or trademarked materials and/or logos not owned by the Contestant, will be determined not to comply with the GPSA “R&R” and will be disqualified with no refund. The GPSA Administrator reserves the rights, at their sole discretion, to withhold and not post certain entries that might be deemed disqualified.

G: Submission overview

Each artist can submit up to 3 songs per category on this website (www.globalpeacesongawards.org) beginning on August 15, 2016.
August 15, 2016 (8am PST) the contest officially begins
March 15, 2017 (5pm PST) contest entries close.

H: Copyright and Ownership

You retain all rights to your songs and videos when you submit. The Winner and 10 Nominees of each song category will be featured on a GPSA album. Additional licensing opportunities to participate in a sound library will be offered.

We strongly recommend and encourage you to copyright all of songs in order to properly protect your original creative works.

I: Entry fees

  • $30 for one song and/or video
  • $50 for two songs and/or video
  • $70 for three songs and/or video

 

J: Detailed submission and eligibility guidelines

There are three (3) ways a Contestant can submit and win:

  • Jury Panel Submittal (10 song categories and 1 music video)
  • Public Voting Submittal (10 song categories and 1 music video)
  • Facebook Social Media winners 1) One category for most “likes” 2) One category for most “reached”

 

K: Submittal categories

  1. New Age/ Ambient / Kirtan (Ambient Songs or Ambient Instrumental in New Age style)
  2. World Music/ World Beat (Songs or Instrumental, Non-western forms of Traditional, Folk, Classical or contemporary music)
  3. Hip Hop/Pop/R&B (Vocal Songs or Instrumentals)
  4. Rock (Instrumental or Vocal Rock, Hard Rock, Metal songs)
  5. Opera/Classical (All Western Classical music styles)
  6. American Roots (Country, Folk, Blue Grass, Blues, Gospel, Native American)
  7. Jazz Music (Vocal or instrumental)
  8. Music Video (Across genres: All use of footage must be legally licensed.  No slide show type videos will be accepted)

 

L: Submittal formats: Digital and Mail-in

Digital: Please follow the following steps

  • Determine how many songs/videos you want to submit
  • Make associated payment (secured Credit Card or PayPal)
    1. $30 for one song or video
    2. $50 for two songs or video
    3. $70 for three songs or video
  • Upload: Your song content via GPSA’s secure submission platform: (LINK)
    • SPECIAL NOTE:  We are only accepting original music and/or video works that have been originated between the dates of December 1, 2015 and March 15, 2017.  Any and all other entries will not be accepted and be subject to $10 handling / refund fee per entry.
    • Music Videos requirements:  All use of footage must be legally licensed. No slide show type videos will be accepted.
  • Final Entry Cut-off Date: March 15, 2017. The GPSA reserves the right to extend the final deadline
  • NO Mail-in of CD’s or DVD will be accepted. 

 

M: Song and Video submission guidelines

  1. All songs and videos are to be independently produced and released between December 1, 2016 and March 15, 2017.
  2. All songs and videos are required to be original works.
  3. Artists are required to own all rights of their submitted Music and/or Videos (and/or provide proof of clearance).
  4. Songs and Videos may be no longer than 10 minutes in length.
  5. Grand Prize winners of each song category, along with the top 10 finalists of that same category, agree to have their songs featured on the Global Peace Song Awards (GPSA) album as designated for this select music category.
    1. This is a 1 year, non-exclusive. 1 year agreement begins 1 year from actual release date of the GPSA winner compilation albums.
    2. All proceeds from each category album will be distributed as follows:
      1. 50% to ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org
      2. 50% divided equally between each of the 11 song category winners.

 

N: How are winners selected?

There are three possible ways to win.

  1. Jury awards: Jury Panel members will short list 10 songs per category and 1 peace song video category. Within the 11 overall categories, the Jury will award a total of 11 grand-prize winners, one per each category.
  2. Popular awards: Popular Public vote will identify 10 songs per category and 1 peace song video category.  Within the 10 overall categories, Public Voting will select 11 grand prize winners, one per each category.
  3. Social stars: Facebook most popular song or video. Two category winners:  One song or video with the most overall  “likes” and one song or video with the most overall “reaches.”

 

O. Important DATES, SELECTION PROCESS and VOTING ETHICS

August 15, 2016 (8AM PST)… the contest begins.

April 22, 2017 (5PM EST) contest entries close.

April 22, 2017 – April May 15, 2017: All song content is organized and placed online for Jury members. (recent clarification update)

April 22, 2017 – May 15th:  Jury panel members, with the aid of Apprentice Jury panel member(s), will deliberate to identify and short-list ten (10) Finalists songs per each category of music, including five (5) peace song videos.

May 31th:  All 10 Finalists from each music category are announced + the five (5) video finalists will be announced throughout all social media, a press release and a webcast.

June 8 –  August 9, 2017:  Public (June 8 – August 9) and Facebook (June 9 – August 9) deliberation continues to determine the ten (10) song winners per each music category, the most “Likes” and “Reaches” Facebook winners and two (2) top peace song videos (one voted on by the Jury, and the other, by the Public).

Facebook Voting –  June 8th – August 9th (FB voting closes) 

August 15, 2017: All Category Winners are Announced:

Jury Choice: One (1) each per 10 categories and One (1) for Video
Popular Vote: One (1) each per 10 categories and One (1) for Video
Social Media:  Two category winners:  One song or video with the most overall  “likes” and one song or video with the most overall “reaches.”

**All Winners will be announced through a socially media video, a press release and a possible webcast. Winners will also be contacted by phone and/or email.

–  The 10 Finalist songs, one from each category of music, will ultimately be featured on the GPSA albums (there will be a total of 10 albums, one for each song categories,  10 songs per album).

GPSA Jury Members reserve the right to interview select Contestants and Winners.

VOTING ETHICS and IMPORTANT GUIDELINES OF IMPARTIALITY:
1) It is not appropriate nor acceptable for any Finalist (or relationship there of) to suggest, imply and/or request any level of extra consideration and/or support whatsoever…from any Jury Panel Member or GPSA Staff member.
2) Such interactions may be considered as Jury/Voting tampering and/or influence peddling.
3) If any such outreach and/or interaction occurs (via: email, phone call, in person meeting, a message expressed thru another mutual acquaintance) this will be noted and taken under detailed consideration and review.
4) If the during the review process it is concluded that a violation of voting ethics did occurred then, the Finalist can be disqualified.

 

P: Award ceremony

We may hold a formal Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles around the time of the Grammy’s. We will, at a minimum deliver an email and/or a video that announces Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Winners.

 

Q: 2017 Winner prizes TBA (see 2016 awards, just below, for similar prize categories)

 

R: Finalist and winner compliance

All Finalists and Winners (and/or the parent/legal guardian of a minor Finalist/Winner) agree and grant permission to allow the GPSA and/or its named sponsors or affiliates to use their name and/or likeness, band name and/or voice, photo, video interviews and/or performances or other digital images and website hereby referred to as “DATA”, on a perpetual and unlimited worldwide basis, perpetually, irrevocably, and grant a royalty-free right and license to use it at any time, for the purposes of transmitting, broadcasting, telecasting or promoting and/or producing the GPSA (and/or future events), award shows and/or related live performance award prizes that are associated with the GPSA and/or for sponsor /affiliate advertising and/or acknowledgment. Winners agree to execute a formal release form for such “DATA” if ever so required by GPSA, a sponsor, affiliate, and/or broadcasting/webcasting entity.   Any and all prizes won by a minor Winner are to be awarded in the name of the minor’s parent or legal guardian.

S: GPSA award-winning category album

Winners of each song category, along with the top 10 finalists of that same category, agree to have their songs featured on the Global Peace Song Awards (GPSA) album as designated for the select music category.  (The GPSA organizers may choose to create multiple albums per submittal categories).

  • This is a 1 year, non-exclusive, agreement. 1 year agreement begins 1 year from actual release date of the GPSA winner compilation albums.
  • All proceeds from each category album will be distributed as follows:

50% to ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org

50% divided equally between each of the 10 song category winners.

T: Guarantee release agreement

Finalists and Winners will be provided with and be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability/Publicity agreement along with additional release form documentation.

U: Possible tax implications

Winners, including the parents/legal guardians of minors, will receive a year-end IRS form 1099, as applicable, which will be filed with the IRS.

V: Disclaimers

All Contestants and Designated Representatives understand and agree to that all of the prizes are awarded on an “As Is” basis and are as such without a warranty and disclaimed as follows:

GPSA reserves the right to post, at its discretion, on any and all related GPSA sites and social media and/or sponsoring entities, the winner’s song, interview, photo and/or recorded performance.

W: Contestant / Submittal guarantees

The Contestant and/or Designated Representative therefore guarantees that their submittal (song or video) does not violate the terms of any or all agreements to which they are a party, nor infringe upon other copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual properties or other rights of any person or entity.

X: Hold harmless

Contestants and Designated Representatives agree to hold harmless and indemnify the GPSA, its founding partners and any and all people to whom work for GPSA (in any capacity either in a salaried, contracted or on a volunteer position or basis) including and not limited to organizers, Jury panel members, web-development, social media, technology, recording/producing agents, broadcasters/webcasters, sponsors and/or affiliates from any fees, royalties, costs, and/or expenses that might arise from any claim, including third-party claims, law-suits, damages, or actions that occur during the contest and/or at some future date as it relates to the Contestant and/or Designated Representative contest submission.

If for any reason the GPSA identifies and/or encounters insurmountable technical issues due to hacking, viruses/worms, vote spamming, robot entry, fraudulent interventions, theft and/or other to be determined issues which affect the integrity and fairness of the contest, the GPSA, at its sole discretion, may elect to cancel, terminate or somehow modify the contest. Is such a case the GPSA will make a notification on its website. Any Contestant determined to be involved in such activities will be immediately disqualified and subject to criminal prosecution.

Y: General limitations of liability and release

GPSA (and/or its Sponsors, designated Affiliates and/or associated transportation, accommodation and/or delivery entities (electronic, mail system or ground/air transportation or others…all hereto and after known at “AGENTS”) are not responsible for any or all related  technical, computer, website, storage cloud / hardware issues, loss of information/data, criminal malice or force majeure effecting the contest, its contestants, its family members, heirs and/or designated representatives. Therefore, Contestants, family members, heirs, designated representatives agree to forever and into perpetuity hold harmless the GPSA (its founders, employees who work in any capacity of a salaried, contracted or on a volunteer employee position or basis, including and not limited to organizers, Jury panel members, web-development, social media, technology, recording/producing agents, broadcasters/webcasters, sponsors and/or affiliates) and its AGENTS free from any fees, royalties, costs, and/or expenses that might arise from any claim, damage, loss, accident, injury, inconvenience, or other abnormality, including that of third-party claims, law-suits, damages, or actions that occur during the contest and/or at any future date thereafter as it relates to the submission of and/or from a Contestant and/or Designated Representative.

 

 

{REFERENCE GUIDELINES from our prior 2016, Official song award rules}
Contestants understand and agree to the following rules. Void where prohibited.

A: Overview: The Global Peace Song Awards

The contest will be held as per the below schedule:

  • Sep 21, 2015 (8am PST) the contest officially begins
  • March 6, 2016 (5pm PST) contest entries close.
  • August 15, 2016 the official winners are announced.

B: Who can participate and submit?

The contest is open to individuals on a worldwide basis. There are no age, language and/or geographical limitations. Individuals who submit to the GPSA are defined as Contestants. A Contestant is defined, per this contest, as a Singer/Songwriter/Band member or Band (hereafter know as “Contestant or TALENT”) who have created an original musical work.

A “Designated Representative” is a person who represents the TALENT and has permission submit on behalf of the TALENT or CONTESTANT.

C: Terms of your submittal

All contestants agree to allow the GPSA to use their name and/or likeness respective to any and all materials required to promote and/or produce the GPSA and/or related prizes associated with it (please see more details below). All travel costs and expenses associated with the contest and/or prize-winnings are “Not Included” and will be the responsibility of the CONTESTANT, unless otherwise stated or specified. All parties who submit, under any circumstance and/or scenario, agree to comply with the “Official rules and regulations” (ORR) of the GPSA.

D: Submittals from contestants under the age of 18 years

In order for an Individual(s), who is under the age of 18 (a person defined as a minor) to enter/submit to the contest, they must email the following permission/acknowledgment from a Parent and/or officially designated guardian.

EMAIL FORM LETTER FOR MINOR:

As the parent and/or official guardian of the contestant (Full Name) _______________,  and on this date of ________(Date), I do hereby acknowledge and give/grant my full permission for them to enter the Global Peace Song Contest and agree to have them fully comply with all contest rules and regulations.

________________  (Signed)

_________________(Print Name)

_______________________(Address)

_______________(City),

_____________(State),

_____________(Country)

_____________(Mailing Zip)

_____________(Phone)

_____________(email)

E: Video submissions

Respective to video submissions, it is the sole responsibility of the Contestant and/or Designated Representative to abide by all policies of Web-based video distribution platforms (including, but not limited to any terms of service, community guidelines and privacy policies). Content may not include any advertising content.

F: Compliance for all song and video content

Relative to all song and/or video content: All content is intended to promote the message of inner and world peace. Any content that is deemed to be sexually suggestive, obscene or derogatory in any way, or contains copyrighted or trademarked materials and/or logos not owned by the Contestant, will be determined not to comply with the GPSA “ORR” and will be disqualified with no refund. The GPSA Administrator reserves the rights, at their sole discretion, to withhold and not post certain entries that might be deemed disqualified.

G: Submission overview

Each artist can submit up to 3 songs per category on this website (www.globalpeacesongawards.org) beginning on September 21, 2015.
Sep 21, 2015 (8am PST) the contest officially begins
March 6, 2016 (5pm PST) contest entries close.

H: Copyright and Ownership

You retain all rights to your songs and videos when you submit. The Winner and 10 Nominees of each song category will be featured on a GPSA album. Additional licensing opportunities to participate in a sound library will be offered.

We strongly recommend and encourage you to copyright all of songs in order to properly protect your original creative works.

I: Entry fees

  • $30 for one song and/or video
  • $50 for two songs and/or video
  • $70 for three songs and/or video

J: Detailed submission and eligibility guidelines

There are three (3) ways a Contestant can submit and win:

  • Jury Panel Submittal (10 song categories and 1 music video)
  • Public Voting Submittal (10 song categories and 1 music video)
  • Facebook most “likes” Submittal

K: Submittal categories

  1. New Age /Ambient;
  2. World Music;
  3. Acoustic / Contemporary Instrumental (no lyrics or singing)
  4. Rock / Pop
  5. Country
  6. Folk
  7. A Cappella / Choral
  8. Classical / Opera;
  9. Jazz;
  10. Hip Hop
  11. Music Video Peace Song

L: Submittal formats: Digital and Mail-in

Digital: Please follow the following steps

  • Determine how many songs/videos you want to submit
  • Make associated payment (secured Credit Card or PayPal)
    1. $30 for one song or video
    2. $50 for two songs or video
    3. $70 for three songs or video
  • Upload: Your song content via GPSA’s secure submission platform: (LINK)
  • Final Entry Cut-off Date: March 15, 2017 (5pm PST). The GPSA reserves the right to extend the final deadline.

Mail-in of CD’s are NOT ACCEPTED

M: Song and Video submission guidelines

  1. All songs and videos are to be independently released.
  2. All songs and videos are required to be original works.
  3. Artists are required to own all rights of their submitted Music and/or Videos (and/or provide proof of clearance).
  4. Songs and Videos may be no longer than 10 minutes in length.
  5. Grand Prize winners of each song category, along with the top 10 finalists of that same category, agree to have their songs featured on the Global Peace Song Awards (GPSA) album as designated for this select music category.
    1. This is a 1 year, non-exclusive, agreement.
    2. All proceeds from each category album will be distributed as follows:
      1. 50% to ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org
      2. 50% divided equally between each of the 11 song category winners.

N: How are winners selected?

There are three possible ways to win.

  1. Jury awards: Jury Panel members will short list 10 songs per category and 1 peace song video category. Within the 11 overall categories, the Jury will award a total of 11 grand-prize winners, one per each category.
  2. Popular awards: Popular Public vote will identify 10 songs per category and 1 peace song video category.  Within the 10 overall categories, Public Voting will select 11 grand prize winners, one per each category.
  3. Social stars: Facebook most popular song or video. Two category winners:  One song or video with the most overall  “likes” and one song or video with the most overall “reaches.” (updated/modified)

O. Important DATES and SELECTION process

September 21st, 2015 (8AM PST)… the contest begins.

March 6th, 2016 (5PM EST) contest entries close.

March 7th – April 8th: All song content is organized and placed online for Jury members. (recent clarification update)

5.8.16 Email Update to All GPSA contestants:
Due to unforeseen circumstances with some of the schedules of our Judges please see the following timeline and judging milestone updates.

April 8th – May 8th:  Jury panel members, with the aid of Apprentice Jury panel member(s), will deliberate to identify and short-list ten (10) Finalists songs per each category of music, including five (5) peace song videos. (recent clarification update)

(New dates April 8th – May 30th)

May 9th:  All 10 Finalists from each music category are announced + the five (5) video finalists will be announced throughout all social media, a press release and a webcast. (recent clarification update)

(New date May 30th)

May 31st  –  August 9th:  Jury, Public (June 8 – August 9) and Facebook (June 9 – August 9) deliberation continues to determine the ten (10) song winners per each music category, the “Most Likes” Facebook winner and two (2) top peace song videos (one voted on by the Jury, and the other, by the Public). (recent clarification update)

Public Voting (New dates June 8 – August 9th)

Facebook Voting (Start Date – TBA – June 9 or 10th – August 9th) 

August 15th, 2016: All ten (10)  Winners, per each music category, the Facebook “Most Likes”winner  and the top (1) peace song video winner (from both the Jury and Public voting)  are announced.

Jury Choice (10 music category winners and 1 music video winner)

Popular Vote  (10 music category winners and 1 music video winner)

Facebook (1 winner with the Most Overall “Likes”)

**All Winners will be announced throughout all social media, a press release and a webcast. Winners will also be contacted by phone and email.

–  The 10 Finalist songs, one from each category of music, will ultimately be featured on the GPSA albums (there will be a total of 10 albums, one for each song categories,  10 songs per album).

GPSA Jury Members reserve the right to interview select Contestants and Winners.

P: Award ceremony

At present, and for this first year, we do not currently have a planned formal Awards Ceremony. We will, at a minimum, do a video or webcast  announcing Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Winners.

Q: Winner prizes

Trophy
“Peace Song” Trophy (valued at $500)

Recording session
Recording session with producer and Grammy® winner Ricky Kej (valued at $15,000 USD)

Be part of global albums
Special invitation to be part of Ricky Kej new album (valued at $1,000). Your music will also be featured on one of the Global Peace Song Awards winner compilation album. (valued at $1,000)

Perform live
Special invitation to perform live at a select Project Peace On Earth concert (valued at $5,000)

Goodies
There are prizes from a Music School, an Instrument Manufactuer and an Instrument Retailer (details will be announced shortly)

Coaching sessions
2 hour webinar coaching session and Q & A on how to succeed in the business of music industry hosted by Ricky Kej. (valued at $1,000). 2 hour webinar on Legal landscape of Music Contracts “Do’s and Don’t” with an esteemed music Attorney. (valued at $900). Career/Album Public Relations/Publicist Consultation (valued at $1,000)

Design prizes
2 Album Cover designs (valued at $1,000)
1 Website design (valued at $2,000)

Publicity & celebrity opportunities
PR, Publicity and Press Releases (Valued at $1,000). Exclusive Dinner with Ricky Kej, Steve Robertson and few famed musicians ($1,000 value)(Travel and hotel accommodations Not included)

PPOE musical ambassadors perform on your next song
Last but not the least, select PPOE Musical Ambassadors, as listed below,  will perform on the next song of your choosing. (each valued at $1,000 per session)

David Joyce
David Joyce is a studio singer/keyboard player based in Los Angeles, and a Grammy winner (1986 Best Jazz Vocal Group). He’s toured with the world and played with the likes of Burt Bacharach, Natalie Cole, and many others, and sung in the studio and/or “live” with Frank Sinatra, U2, Michael Jackson, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Chris Isaak, Neil Young, Harry Belafonte, Oasis. The list goes on.

Peter Kater
Peter Kater is a 9 time Grammy nominee/multi-platinum selling Pianist/Composer Peter Kater has been leading innovator of contemporary instrumental music for over 3 decades. His music has been heard all over the world from Healing Centers to the Olympics and Carnegie Hall. He’s performed for presidents and dignitaries; scored the music for over 100 TV & Film productions including 11 On & Off-Broadway dramatic plays and is a proud recipient of the Environment Leadership Award from the United Nations.

Alise Ketnere (Fox Lima)
She answered the call to one of the largest talent hunts in the world by one of the most famous rock groups in history called “Enigma” famed for its Gregorian-lke musical projects.  She answered the call to Enigmas song writing contest.  The rest is history.

MAETAR
Itai Disraeli (bass) and Hagai Or 
(horns) of the group MAETAR.  Their music itself is a declaration of peace, calling on Hebrew and Arabic melodies, filtering it through a rigorous jazz perspective, and the exuberance of funk, soul, and rock.   Their concerts for human rights and peace have brought Arab and Israeli, Muslim, Christian, and Buddhist musicians and communities together alike. Itai is a profound bass player and Hagai’s horn playing can rival anyone’s.

Hani Naser
A virtuoso percussionist and Oud player. Considered a master in his field.  Hani has performed and recorded with many of the most influential artists of this era including:  Bob DylanCarlos Santana, Nickey Hopkins (Rolling Stones), Jackson BrownBonnie RaittRy Cooder, Jim Keltner (John Lennon’s drummer), Steve MillerDon Henley (Eagles), Hamza El Din, Kazu Matsui, David BrozaLou Reed, David Lindley and many other great musicians.

Finbar O’Hanlon
Finbar O’Hanlon is a globally accomplished musician, clinician and music educator.  As the man who’s being called “the Rockstar of Technology” by the media, Finbar orchestrated his remarkably varied experiences in advanced technology and entertainment to provide the game-changing digital content delivery enabling technology called Linius.

Elijah
Elijah (aka “Elijah Ray”) is the founder and co-creator of the Band of Light.  He has shared his inspiring and transformational music from up and down the West Coast to Hawaii, New York, Amsterdam, and Australia, New Zealand and Peru. Currently based on the Island of Kauai, +Elijah- hosts ongoing, community empowering concert experiences called the “Band of Light+Experience”.

www.elijahandthebandoflight.bandcamp.com.

There is more
Additional Prizes To Be Announced as the contest progresses

R: Finalist and winner compliance

All Finalists and Winners (and/or the parent/legal guardian of a minor Finalist/Winner) agree and grant permission to allow the GPSA and/or its named sponsors or affiliates to use their name and/or likeness, band name and/or voice, photo, video interviews and/or performances or other digital images and website hereby referred to as “DATA”, on a perpetual and unlimited worldwide basis, perpetually, irrevocably, and grant a royalty-free right and license to use it at any time, for the purposes of transmitting, broadcasting, telecasting or promoting and/or producing the GPSA (and/or future events), award shows and/or related live performance award prizes that are associated with the GPSA and/or for sponsor /affiliate advertising and/or acknowledgment. Winners agree to execute a formal release form for such “DATA” if ever so required by GPSA, a sponsor, affiliate, and/or broadcasting/webcasting entity.   Any and all prizes won by a minor Winner are to be awarded in the name of the minor’s parent or legal guardian.

S: GPSA award-winning category album

Winners of each song category, along with the top 10 finalists of that same category, agree to have their songs featured on the Global Peace Song Awards (GPSA) album as designated for the select music category.  (The GPSA organizers may choose to create multiple albums per submittal categories).

  • This is a 1 year, non-exclusive, agreement.
  • All proceeds from each category album will be distributed as follows:

50% to ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org

50% divided equally between each of the 10 song category winners.

T: Guarantee release agreement

Finalists and Winners will be provided with and be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability/Publicity agreement along with additional release form documentation.

U: Possible tax implications

Winners, including the parents/legal guardians of minors, will receive a year-end IRS form 1099, as applicable, which will be filed with the IRS.

V: Disclaimers

All Contestants and Designated Representatives understand and agree to that all of the prizes are awarded on an “As Is” basis and are as such without a warranty and disclaimed as follows:

GPSA reserves the right to post, at its discretion, on any and all related GPSA sites and social media and/or sponsoring entities, the winner’s song, interview, photo and/or recorded performance.

W: Contestant / Submittal guarantees

The Contestant and/or Designated Representative therefore guarantees that their submittal (song or video) does not violate the terms of any or all agreements to which they are a party, nor infringe upon other copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual properties or other rights of any person or entity.

X: Hold harmless

Contestants and Designated Representatives agree to hold harmless and indemnify the GPSA, its founding partners and any and all people to whom work for GPSA (in any capacity either in a salaried, contracted or on a volunteer position or basis) including and not limited to organizers, Jury panel members, web-development, social media, technology, recording/producing agents, broadcasters/webcasters, sponsors and/or affiliates from any fees, royalties, costs, and/or expenses that might arise from any claim, including third-party claims, law-suits, damages, or actions that occur during the contest and/or at some future date as it relates to the Contestant and/or Designated Representative contest submission.

If for any reason the GPSA identifies and/or encounters insurmountable technical issues due to hacking, viruses/worms, vote spamming, robot entry, fraudulent interventions, theft and/or other to be determined issues which affect the integrity and fairness of the contest, the GPSA, at its sole discretion, may elect to cancel, terminate or somehow modify the contest. Is such a case the GPSA will make a notification on its website. Any Contestant determined to be involved in such activities will be immediately disqualified and subject to criminal prosecution.

Y: General limitations of liability and release

GPSA (and/or its Sponsors, designated Affiliates and/or associated transportation, accommodation and/or delivery entities (electronic, mail system or ground/air transportation or others…all hereto and after known at “AGENTS”) are not responsible for any or all related  technical, computer, website, storage cloud / hardware issues, loss of information/data, criminal malice or force majeure effecting the contest, its contestants, its family members, heirs and/or designated representatives. Therefore, Contestants, family members, heirs, designated representatives agree to forever and into perpetuity hold harmless the GPSA (its founders, employees who work in any capacity of a salaried, contracted or on a volunteer employee position or basis, including and not limited to organizers, Jury panel members, web-development, social media, technology, recording/producing agents, broadcasters/webcasters, sponsors and/or affiliates) and its AGENTS free from any fees, royalties, costs, and/or expenses that might arise from any claim, damage, loss, accident, injury, inconvenience, or other abnormality, including that of third-party claims, law-suits, damages, or actions that occur during the contest and/or at any future date thereafter as it relates to the submission of and/or from a Contestant and/or Designated Representative.