We don’t think you guys are unfamiliar with the HGFireSideChat Podcast, but if you’ve been living under a rock, it’s a weekly live Hunger Games podcast hosted by Adam Spunberg and Savanna New, and you can subscribe it on iTunes HERE!
Moving on, next week’s episode on Tuesday, July 5, will be called “Panem Independence Day!” and there will be a Panem Anthem contest to commemorate the event.
The top three anthems – selected by a panel of judges – will be shared on the July 5th episode, and the overall winner will be drawn by a poll in The Hunger Games fandom.
Here’re the official rules and other details:
Rules: Submit the lyrics for an original anthem that evokes the spirit of the new Panem. You can write about Panem’s history, its people, the Hunger Games, specific characters from the trilogy…basically, whatever moves and inspires you! We want you to have fun with this! If you want to check out some countries’ national anthems for ideas, there’s an incredibly comprehensive list over at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_anthems
If you would like to compose music to accompany your lyrics and send us a video or mp3 of you or someone else performing your anthem, that would be fantastic! You can also use existing music, of course. If you just want to send us your lyrics, that’s great, too! Just keep in mind that this is a lyrics contest, and that you will be judged on your lyrics, not how well you present them. For those of you that can’t write music and just submit lyrics, if you win, we will arrange to have your lyrics set to music!
How to submit entries: Please submit all entries via email to HGFiresideChat@gmail.com — only one entry per person, please. You can include your lyrics in the body of your email or attach them as a Word document.
Deadline to submit entries: All entries must be submitted by 9:00am ET on July 4, 2011.
Prize: If you win, in addition to the glory of having your anthem be declared the “official” anthem of the new Panem, you will also receive a couple of fabulous mystery prizes…