Winner will perform at Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic
TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Scotiabank is looking for aspiring singers
to showcase their singing skills and submit an original song for the
chance of becoming the next Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic Rising
Star. Finalists could win cash prizes and the opportunity to perform
their song live at this year's Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic
during the Canada Day long weekend.
"We are excited to bring back the Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic
Rising Star Contest for the second year in a row because it gives
artists the opportunity to showcase their singing skills, and the
chance to perform live at the 2013 Scotiabank CHIN International
Picnic, in front of a judging panel and supportive friends and family,"
said Pankaj Mehra, Director of Multicultural Banking, Scotiabank. "The
Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic is a true celebration of the
widespread diversity across the GTA and Scotiabank's support of this
festival demonstrates our commitment to giving back to the
multicultural communities that make Toronto, and Canada, so vibrant."
The Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic Rising Star Contest was first
held last year where winner Angelo Sciortino took home the $3,000 top
prize after performing in front of a live audience at the Scotiabank
CHIN International Picnic. Belinda Naccarato and Micaela Comeau were
the runners up, and won $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. Scotiabank is
thrilled to bring the contest back to the picnic again this year, and
is calling on all songwriters over the age of 14 to submit original
music for a chance at winning a cash prize.
Contest entries must be original content in video format, in English and
no longer than five minutes in length. In order to submit an entry for
the contest, contestants must register on the Scotiabank CHIN Picnic
website, between April 10, 2013, and May 17, 2013.
On May 18, all eligible entries will be posted at www.scotiabankchinpicnic.com where the public will have the chance to vote for their favourite
singer. Online voting takes place from May 18, 2013 to June 18, 2013.
The Top Five Finalists will be announced on the contest website on June
22, 2013, and will perform LIVE at the Scotiabank CHIN International
Picnic on Canada Day in front of an audience and judging panel. The
First Place Grand Prize Winner will receive $3,000 and be crowned the
Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic Rising Star.
For schedule details go to www.scotiabankchinpicnic.com
About CHIN Radio/TV International:
The CHIN International Picnic is produced by CHIN radio /TV international; a Canadian radio and
television broadcaster that produces and airs programming in over 30
different languages. The contribution of CHIN Radio to the cause of
multiculturalism, understanding and tolerance between people of many
national, racial and religious origins has been recognized and
acknowledged throughout Canada.
CHIN is the first fully multicultural/multilingual station licensed in
Canada. CHIN's three radio stations reach out in a multitude of languages serving Ontario's diverse cultural
communities on CHIN AM1540/fm91.9 and CHIN FM100.7 in Toronto and CJLL
97.9FM in Ottawa. CHIN Radio is also carried live over the internet on www.chinradio.com
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic
program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader
internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable
donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on
average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around
the world over each of the last five years. Visit www.scotiabank.com.
SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations
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