Singwithus content1Woolworths is hosting a first of its kind private concert for its customers and one school singing group could stand a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform live, on stage, with Pharrell. Plus WIN R100 000 for your school!

 

We can’t wait to see and hear your songs of inspiration. Good luck!

Terms and Conditions

  1. The MySchool Sing With Us Competition with Woolworths (“the competition”) is open to all South Africa school-going learners between the age of 8 and 18 years (as at the competition end date) who are resident in South Africa and who attend a school registered with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Fundraising Programme.
  2. The promoter of the Competition is Woolworths (Pty) Ltd (Registration No. 1956/000518/07) of 93 Longmarket Street, Cape Town, 8001.
  3. Learners must enter as a School Singing Group, representing their school, with between 5 and 20 learners in the group from the same school.
  4. A maximum of three groups may enter per school.
  5. Learners may only enter this competition with consent from their parent/guardian and school.
  6. Entrants stand a chance to win one of the following prizes: a. First place: the grand prize winning group 1. R100 000 cash for their school; 2. A performance with Pharrell Williams at a Woolworths Event in Johannesburg. This includes travel, meals and accommodation and excludes personal and all other expenses. The date and venue in Johannesburg will be announced in due course. b. Second place: 1. R50 000 cash for their school; or c. Third place 1. R25 000 cash for their school.
  7. Payment of prize money will be made by 30 September 2015.
  8. The competition shall commence on 4 May 2015 and closes on 30 June 2015.Please note that as from 19 June 2015, the submission deadline for the competition is extended from 30 June 2015 to 31 July 2015 to accommodate numerous requests from schools.
  9. To qualify, school singing groups/choir(s) (“the Group”) must enter the competition as follows: a. by recording a video of the Group singing any song of their choice that will inspire people. The recording must be a maximum of 5 (five) minutes. The video may be of low resolution quality. The song may not contain any profanity or hate speech; b. by uploading their video to their own YouTube channel. Set the video’s settings as “Public” to allow anyone to view it (we request that you name your video correctly with your school’s name and the song’s name); and c. by emailing the link of the YouTube video clip to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. together with the following information clearly supplied 1. School name, 2. Main person’s contact details, 3. Name of the group (if any), 4. Names and surnames of all learners, their dates of birth, ages and grades, 5. School principal’s name and contact details, 6. Parent/guardian names and contact details of each learner, 7. Link to YouTube video; and d. Only one entry per Group will be permitted.
  10. The grand prize winning Group will be identified as follows: A shortlist of 10 (ten) Groups will be identified by an independent internal adjudication panel by 17 August 2015.The final decision to select the Grand Prize Winning Group, second place and third place winners will be made by Pharrel Williams and announced on 26 August 2015 on the MySchool.co.za website and social media channels (Facebook and Twitter).
  11. The grand prize winning Group must be available to practice a song provided by Woolworths for the Private Event on several days to be confirmed with the school.
  12. The grand prize winning Group must be available to travel in the week of 18-25 September 2015 for the event, to a destination to be determined by Woolworths in Johannesburg and notified to the Winning Group in due course.
  13. The prize is not transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash.
  14. The independent admitted attorney in conjunction with Woolworths will oversee the selection of the winners.
  15. In the event that the winning Group cannot be successfully contacted within 48 (forty-eight) hours following all reasonable attempts to do so, Woolworths reserves the right to disqualify the winning group from the competition and to identify another winning group in their stead.
  16. The winning groups will be requested to make available their names and photographs for promotional and publicity purposes.
  17. Woolworths will retain all right, title and interest (ownership) in and to all marketing and advertising material created or produced for this competition including but not limited to all photographic and video material showing the Groups and their participants.
  18. Woolworths will be allowed to use all photographic, film, sound and interview material for their own commercial purposes at no additional costs, royalties or payment to the Groups, schools and/or any individuals participating in the Groups.
  19. By participating in the competition, the winning Groups agree to release and hold Woolworths harmless against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with this competition or resulting from acceptance and participation in any prize including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. The winning Groups agree to sign any indemnity form that may be required in order to receive and/or participate in any prize.
  20. This competition shall not be open to Woolworths employees and/or their family members, including the employees and family members of the Woolworths advertising and promotional agencies and distributors.
  21. Any reference to Woolworths in these terms and conditions shall be deemed to include reference to Woolworths (Pty) Ltd, Woolworths Financial Services (Pty) Ltd, Virtual Market Place (Pty) Ltd (“MySchool”) and any of their holding, associated or subsidiaries.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can enter?

School Singing Groups/Choirs from any MySchool registered schools may enter. No “Village” or “Planet” charities may enter. Learners must be between 8 and 18 years of age. The singing groups must consist of 5 to 20 learners.

When does the competition run?

4 May 2015 till 31 July 2015

What can I win?

The competition prize to be awarded to the Grand Prize Winning Group is

a. R100 000 cash for their school
b. Attendance to a Woolworths Event to perform with Pharrell Williams. This includes travel, meals and accommodation and excludes personal and all other expenses. The date and venue in Johannesburg will be announced in due course. Second prize is R50 000 cash for the school. Third prize is R25 000 cash for the school.

How do I enter?

To qualify, school singing groups must enter the competition as follows:

  1. by recording a video of the Group singing any song of their choice that will inspire people. The recording must be a maximum of 5 (five) minutes. The video may be of low resolution quality. The song may not contain any profanity or hate speech;
  2. by uploading their video to their own YouTube channel. Set the video’s settings as “Public” to allow anyone to view it (we request that you name your video correctly with your school’s name and the song’s name); and
  3. by emailing the link of the YouTube video clip to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. together with the following information clearly supplied
  1. School name,
  2. Main person’s contact details,
  3. Name of the group (if any),
  4. Names and surnames of all learners, their dates of birth, ages and grades,
  5. School principal’s name and contact details,
  6. Parent/guardian names and contact details of each learner,
  7. Link to YouTube video

How many entries can I submit?

One entry per School Singing Group will be permitted, no multiple entries.

Who are the judges and how will entries be judged?

Shortlisted Groups (10 in total) against pre-set criteria and their professional judgement. The final decision to identify the Winning Group and second and third place will be made by Pharrell Williams. Who can’t participate?