MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --The National Theatre for Children (NTC) announces a national contest seeking original music videos. Winning videos will feature the most creative, exciting songs that educate even as they entertain. "We're looking for bands that can make an educational song that's hip, cool and fun," says Pat Rowan, NTC's VP and Director of Production. "We want these musicians to write original music and put together a 90 second to three minute video on a topic that is important to teens. The winning videos will be aired on Season Two of M@dAbout."
M@dAbout is a nationally syndicated sketch comedy television show aimed at teens. The weekly show is broadcast to 85% of the United States including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. The series seeks to entertain even as it teaches important life skills by using comedy sketches, music and animation. Says Rowan, "Bands should think of their original music videos as Saturday Night Live meets School House Rock."
The contest runs from March 1 through May 1, 2011 with the winning videos announced by July 1, 2011. The winners will receive $1,000 per winning video. "Bands can make and submit as many different videos as they like," concludes Rowan. "They just have to make sure that each song focuses on a single educational point. Regardless, it's a really amazing chance for bands to earn some national recognition in a very short time."
Contestants can find the educational categories and complete contest rules at: www.MadAbout.tv
About The National Theatre for Children (NTC)
Founded in 1978, NTC is the largest in‐school touring company in the world. They are dedicated to educating young people on important and timely curricular subjects by offering professional live theatre to our nation's schools. Based in Minneapolis, NTC has developed the art of teaching through a combination of live theatre, television, print and Web learning into an evidence‐based science of its own. NTC has pioneered dozens of extremely successful programs in health, science, social studies, and financial literacy. Each year, dozens of troupes perform live educational theatre programs in front of millions of students, in thousands of schools, nationwide. For more information, visit the NTC Web site at www.nationaltheatre.com or call 1-800-858-3999.
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