WRITE A JINGLE!

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Keep trash out of
our river and streams!

We’ll award five $100 Downtown Roanoke Gift Cards good at downtown restaurants and merchants.

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Submit a 15-20 second MP3 featuring your original musical message that encourages your neighbors to keep cigarette butts and trash off of the streets. We’re going to choose five top jingles to be awarded prizes, but we also plan to use many more of the submissions to spread the word about how trash on the streets ends up in our streams and river.

Submit no later than Midnight, March 31!

While multiple jingles will be accepted from one performer or team, each performer or team will only be eligible for one prize. Use of royalty free tracks or loops from a music production library is allowed, but really isn’t it going to be more fun to record it yourself?

All musical styles and instruments are welcome, so get those kazoos tuned! Listen to some clips from a sample jingle by Roanoke native Willis Landon.

Need some more inspiration?

You don’t need to be a professional musician to enter a jingle! We want you to have fun and tap your creative energy. Jingles will be judged by a Roanoke Arts Commission selection panel including community members, musicians, and partners. And while they’ll look for artistic merit, they are also looking for:

  • originality,
  • catchiness,
  • a clear message (see tips here),
  • creative rhymes, and
  • spirit…just how much fun can you have creating your jingle?!

Thank you for entering the contest, and thank you for doing your part!
Have questions? Contact Douglas.Jackson@roanokeva.gov, 540-853-5652.

Project Partners

Clean Valley Council
Downtown Roanoke, Inc.
Keep Virginia Beautiful
Roanoke Arts Commission
Roanoke Stormwater
Roanoke Solid Waste Management

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