Write a Pop Song with BIC

BIC write and shine competition

Stationery giant BIC has launched its “Write and Shine” competition. Budding songwriters now have the chance of their big break by putting pen to paper and writing a hit song.

BIC has teamed up with TV presenter and YouTube sensation Bethan Leadley to find the pop stars of the future.

Bethan says:

“I’m really excited about working with BIC® on this songwriting competition, because you don’t even need to be a singer to enter. I think music and lyrics can be one of the truest forms of expression and it will be amazing to help an undiscovered talent shine.”

This innovative promotion is for BIC® 4 Colours Shine pens. The winner, a songwriter aged 15-24 will spend a week learning about the music industry, working with producers, songwriters and musicians.

In addition, the winner will join Bethan at The Big Feastival taking place on 25th-27th August in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. They will then perform their song on the main stage. Other acts performing at this year’s festival include, Olly Murs, Louisa Johnson, Ella Eyre and Betsy and Frances.

The whole experience will be recorded in a short film which will be shown along with the winner’s song, on Bethan’s YouTube channel which has 23 million views.

Enter the Write and Shine Competition

If you know someone who would like to enter the competition, head over to the My BIC Pen Facebook page. Entries are open to anyone in the UK aged 15-24. The closing date for entries is 11.59pm, Sunday 16th July 2017.

The best four entries will be selected by a host of songwriting experts, Bethan and BIC. These entries will then be put to a public vote on BIC’s Facebook page from 4th to 18th August 2017.

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