Deadline extended for Maroon Edition lyric contest

December 2, 2013

Have you ever wanted to write a song and participate in a music video?

Undergraduate students at Mississippi State University are invited to compete in the Earth Sustainability Lyrics Contest, which is part of this year’s Maroon Edition common reading experience.

Original lyrics will be judged on scientific credibility, and attention to rhyme and meter. Perfect rhyme will receive a higher grade than imperfect rhyme, and the number of syllables per line should fit with standard time signatures (3/4, 4/4, or 6/8). End of line and internal rhymes are allowed.

A panel of musicians and songwriters will determine the winners, and Bill Cooke, interim head of the Department of Geosciences and talented musician, will set the lyrics to music. The winner will appear in the music video developed and posted on YouTube.

Submit your lyrics for the theme, “Fixing a Hole in the Ozone,” to Dr. Cooke at by Friday [Dec. 6].