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Inspired by Song! January Contest Announcement!


Childhood memories can be powerful.  Memories of specific songs can also be powerful.  We have decided to combine the two in our January song contest - "Childhood Music Memories".   

So, what kind of entry can you bring to this contest?  Is is a happy memory?  Poignant?  Sad?  Is it something linked to a specific family member?  As long as it was during your childhood (and we are leaving the age range open to your own interpretation), it is welcome in the contest.

I have written a good deal about music during my time here at Active Rain, as I think it is something that people connect to very easily, whether they like the music or not (as with our "guilty music pleasures" contest last month). 

Please note that this is the first contest to be co-sponsored by our group Family Ties

Bring your memories!


The post must be titled "Childhood Music Memories"
The post must be tagged "Childhood Music Memories"
Your entry should discuss the nostalgic memories are brought back when you hear the music now. Think of it as a musical trip down memory lane.
Please do not list a number of songs and YouTube videos with no explanation.
All entries must be submitted between January 3rd and January 13th.
Only one entry per person will be allowed.
Post your entry in the groups Inspired By Song!, Active Rain Addicts, and Family Ties.
NOTE: We've had a number of people use the wrong tags and wrong titles in last month's contest. Please use the EXACT wording provided above, as we use this for tracking each entry. Thank you.


The judges will be the founders of Inspired By Song! (Adam Waldman, Paul Slaybaugh and Me).

Even though the judges can't win, we will all submit our Childhood Music Memories to share with everyone at some point during the contest.

The contest worked out well last time, so we will continue to comment on the entries when they come in, rather than waiting until the winners are announced. Any comments made will not be an indication of the final results.



1000 points to the first place winner

750 points to the second place winner

500 points to the third place winner

200 points for entering the contest (These points are in addition to the 200 points that you receive for every post, and whatever bonus points that you get for comments from Active Rain).


Please remember to use the exact title for the post and the exact tag for the post.  We need this for tracking purposes.  Please also make sure to post your entry into Inspired By Song!, Active Rain Addicts, and Family Ties.  Entries that don't follow the rules cannot be judged.  Thanks! 

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