EBU: Celebrating its 70th anniversary with an Eurovision anthem competition

EBU: Celebrating its 70th anniversary with an Eurovision anthem competition

The European Broadcasting Union is turning 70 this year and wants to celebrate the anniversary by holding a special competition in seek of an new version of the Eurovision anthem aka Marc Antoine Charpentier’s “Te Deum”. 

Aiming to celebrate its 70th anniversary EBU  is running a competition for composers,  musicians and fans to create their own version of the Eurovision anthem:

You can play the anthem on spoons, do it as rap, folk, opera, grime or drum ‘n’ bass. Go solo, improvise a choir, go vocal, local or global – it’s your call. Above all, be creative, be different, be daring. The EBU is looking for entries that reflect the EBU’s public service values of universality, diversity, excellence and innovation – so the scope is endless.

The winner will be awarded 2 tickets to the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final in Rotterdam, hotel accomodation for 1 night ( 16 May) and an amount of 750 euros for travel expenses ( including 2 flights within Europe).

The terms of the competition can be found  here.

How to participate

Interested participants should post their entries  on Instagram in video form (not more than 60 second length) from   February 12 until April 1 with the #EBU70contest hashtag and @ebu_hq tag.

The winner will be determined by late April. You must be 18 year of age or above in order to enter the competition.


About the EBU

The European Broadcasting Union  is an alliance of public service media organisations, established on 12 February 1950. The organisation is made up of 116 member organisations in 56 countries,and 34 associate members from a further 21 countries. The EBU’s highest-profile production is the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956. The EBU also organises the Eurovision Dance Contest, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the Eurovision Young Dancers competition, and other competitions which are modeled along similar lines. it also hosted debates between candidates for the European Commission presidency for the 2014 and 2019 parliamentary elections but is unrelated to the European Union itself.

The EBU’s main target is to secure a sustainable future for public service media, providing its members with world-class content: news, sports and music etc. The EBU also aims building on its founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to create a centre for learning and sharing.

Mr. Noel Curran is currently the General Director of the EBU.

Angelo D.

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