THE SEARCH is on for the banner song of UST’s quadricentennial.

UST launched the “Q Song Writing Contest” for alumni, students, faculty members, and employees last August.

The songs may be in English or Filipino, by an individual or group, and lasting for two to three minutes. Songs must be original, sung by a solo singer with or without instrumental accompaniment. Entries must be submitted in a CD together with hard copies of the lyrics and application forms on or before November 5 at the Public Affairs Office. International and regional entries may be submitted through mail, courier, or e-mail at

A screening committee will choose five finalists based on the entries’ musicality (70 percent) and lyrics (30 percent). Finalists shall pick their own singers, who will perform their pieces during the grand finals on December 10, where a cash prize of P150,000 awaits the winner. The second- and third-prize winners will receive P100,000 and P75,000 respectively. Fourth- and fifth-prize winners will take home P20,000 each.

For more inquiries, contact the Public Affairs Office at 731-3544 and look for Reina Serador or Micha Lagniton. James C. Talon

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