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Smells like teen songwriting

March 29, 2005

So, you think you can write song lyrics? The Herald-Mail will give $50 to the teen who writes the most creative lyrics to the tune of their choice. And spelling counts.

Here are the rules:

· Submit a recording of someone singing (or rapping) your lyrics to music. Include a written copy of the lyrics.

· Contestants can - but do not have to - write their own music.

· Contest is open to individuals ages 12 through 18.

· Work must be 100 percent original. In other words, don't break any copyright laws.

· All musical genres welcome.

· Use of profanity or subject matter unfit for publication in a family newspaper will disqualify contestants.

· Enter up to three sets of lyrics for the same or different tunes.

· Relatives of Herald-Mail employees are not eligible to win.

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Mail or bring your entry to The Herald-Mail, 100 Summit Ave., Hagers-town, MD, 21740. The deadline has been extended to noon Friday, April 8. The winning lyrics and a photograph of the songwriter will be published in The Herald-Mail.

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