St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Kansas City, Missouri, announces a hymn contest to commemorate and celebrate its 100th Anniversary. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is a member of the Diocese of West Missouri. Information regarding our church can be found on our website, www.standrewkc.org
This is a contest for a new text. New music for the winning text will be sought in the future. This contest carries a prize of $750 for the winning entry.
This contest will be a search for hymns that illustrate the life and mission of our patron, St. Andrew. We hope the hymn will illuminate our congregation’s path of mission for many years to come.
Hymns previously published or currently entered in other contests should not be submitted. It is certainly permissible, however, to have a local congregation or other group sample your hymn before submitting it. We suggest using contemporary language.
There is an entry fee of $5 for each hymn text submitted, and checks should be made payable to “St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church” with a memo entry for “Hymn Contest.” Entrants should provide four copies of each hymn which should not include the entrant’s name. Please provide a cover letter with your name, address, telephone number, email address, and the title of your entry or entries. All entries will be acknowledged within two weeks of receipt.
All entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2011. The judges will arrive at their decision by February 15, 2012, and their decision is final. The winning hymn will be announced after the winner has been notified. Only one winning entry is anticipated. The judges may select additional winners at their discretion. The judges also reserve the right not to select any hymn as the winner. Each entrant will receive notification of the contest winner and a copy of the winning hymn.
Author retains all rights to the song and is encouraged to seek publication.
All future dissemination of the hymn will include the phrase “Winner of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO, 2011 New Hymn Contest, Commemorating and Celebrating its 100th Anniversary.”
Winner grants St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO, the right to use the hymn in its worship and publicize his/her name.
Winner grants St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO, the right to use the hymn text as the basis for a subsequent hymn-tune competition.
Premiere will take place in worship at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on St. Andrew’s Feast Day, celebrated November 25, 2012. The winning author is welcome to attend, but travel funds are not available.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO, reserves the right to record the winning hymn (upon the ‘marriage’ of text and tune) and place it on our website.
Please send entries and correspondence to:
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
6401 Wornall Terrace
Kansas City, Missouri 64113