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VOICES 2018 - Song Contest

VOICES 2018 - Song Contest

The following contest is open to all. We especially encourage student entries!

Find a news article or primary research paper about a new discovery/analysis in the realm of STEM (broadly defined). The source can be any newspaper, magazine, journal, or website post whose publication date is June 2018 or more recent than that.

Examples of good STEM news sources:

Write and perform a song or rap that (a) explains the new discovery/insight and (b) places it in the context of fundamental STEM principles/concepts. Songs may be original or parodies. Deadline: December 31, 2018.  Any outstanding entries received by September 19 may be featured at VOICES 2018!

Songs will be judged on their musicality (including prosody: how well the lyrics and music work together), effectiveness in communicating STEM ideas relevant to the assignment, age (older students are expected to produce better work), and group size (larger groups are expected to produce better work). 

Questions about this contest may be sent to conference organizers Tiffany Getty ( and Greg Crowther (

Who will be the primary contact person in the case of multiple authors?

What are the source(s) of your information, inspiration for and intent of the song?
Briefly explain the contributions of each group member, including any adult assistance that was received.

If entering a video, you may attach an .mp3 in the additional materials section below.
One file only.
150 MB limit.
Allowed types: mp3, ogg, wav, midi, aiff, aac, m4a, flac, avi, wmv, mov, qt, mp4, mpeg, mkv.

Upload any additional materials that may support your entry. This may include lyrics, lesson plans, sheet music, etc.
Unlimited number of files can be uploaded to this field.
50 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, mp3, zip.

If your song is on YouTube you may supply a link to the content instead: