* * First Ever Internet Singing Talent Contest! * *

Yvonne Andres (stars@cerf.net)
Wed, 19 Oct 1994 01:22:07 -0400


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October 13, 1994

Invitation to Schools!

The University of Song, Global SchoolNet Foundation, and On Ramp/Media
America in cooperation with the United Nation's "Children's Summit" are
featuring the first ever talent contest to be held over the Internet!

"We are looking for today's CyberStars(TM)
who will become the Number Ones of Tomorrow(TM)"

This program will allow children around the world to share their singing
talents with up to 30 million people, in more than 40 countries via the
Internet. International singing star and President and Founder of the
University of Song, Jocelyne Jocya, former MTV celebrity and President of
OnRamp, Adam Curry, and Global SchoolNet President, Yvonne Marie Andres,
will be coordinating this historic event.

For the first time ever, education, the performing arts, and
communications technology will join together to create a mutli-media
showcase extravaganza!

The six winners (and a parent or adult chaperone) will be flown to New
York to perform live at the United Nation's, "Children's Universal
Summit" from June 23-29, 1995. Some 800 children representing 187
countries, will be participating simultaneously in Geneva and New York
for this United Nations - World Summit, "Children Speak to the World."

The six winners will also be presented with awards, prizes, scholarship
opportunities and world-wide television and press coverage. They will
also have the opportunity to exhibit their talents before an audience of
the music industry's finest artist, designers, and representatives, with
the possibility of record contracts.

Here is what to do if you are interested in receiving more information
about this first of its kind "super information highway" musical event.

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Sincerely,

Your **CyberStars Team**
University of Song
Global SchoolNet Foundation
On Ramp/Media America
United Nations Children's Summit

PROJECT OVERVIEW
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(NOTE: Schools do not have to be connected to the Intenet to participate
in this contest!)

* Each school that registers will hold their own student singing contest,
select their most talented student, and submit a video of their
performance.

* The videos will be reviewed by a professional panel, who will select
twelve finalists.

* Video and audio clips of the twelve finalists will be available for
viewing via the World Wide Web.

* By casting their electronic votes from all over the globe, the Internet
community will help select six student winners.

* Each Internet voter will be eligible for a number of prizes to be
announced soon. (one vote per email address and no more than one email
address per person, please!)

* The six winners (and a parent or adult chaperone) will be flown to New
York to perform live at the United Nations, "Children's Universal Summit"
from June 23-29 1995. Some 800 children representing 187 countries, will
be participating simultaneously in Geneva and New York for this United
Nations - World Summit, "Children Speak to the World."

* The six winners will also be presented with awards, prizes, scholarship
opportunities and world-wide television and press coverage. They will
also have the opportunity to exhibit their talents before an audience of
the music industry's finest artist, designers, and representatives, with
the possibility of record contracts.

* ALL schools who REGISTER will receive a video of the twelve
semi-finalists, and additional prizes from our sponsors.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
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- Public or private LEA Schools may sponsor one student contestant

- Contestants must be 11-17 years old (as of June 1, 1995) and be
available to travel to New York the week of June 23-29, 1995

HOW DO YOU PARTICIPATE?
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It's as simple as 1...2...3...

1) If you are a school respond with an intent to participate,
BY REPLYING TO THIS MESSAGE.
You will then be sent a registration form, contest details, and complete
instructions.

2) Complete and send in your official registration form with a certified
check or money order for $25.00 to cover registration fee. Sorry no
purchase orders. (Instructions to follow)

3) Conduct your talent search and submit one student video by February 1,
1995. Videos should be sent certified mail/return receipt (any videos
received after February 1, 1995 will not be eligible). Submitted videos
will not be returned to schools.

IMPORTANT MILESTONES
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- October 1994: CyberStars Number Ones of Tomorrow is announced!

- By December 1, 1994: Schools must officially register for CyberStars
Number Ones of Tomorrow Contest

- By February 1, 1995: Schools submit one video to CyberStars Number Ones
of Tomorrow panel

- March 24, - April 21,1995: 90 second video clips of semi-finalists are
available for viewing/listening via the World Wide Web and the Internet
community is invited to vote for six winners

- May 5, 1995: Winners are announced

- June 23-29, 1995: Student winners flown to New York to perform at
United Nations "Childrens' Summit"

COORDINATING ORGANIZATIONS
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*University of Song - Jocelyne Jocya, President
Tele/FAX (213) 650-2829

*Global SchoolNet Foundation - Yvonne Marie Andres, President
Tele/FAX (619) 931-5934
Internet: cyberstars@cerf.net

*On Ramp/MediaAmerica Inc. - Adam Curry, President
Tele 1-800-2-OnRamp
FAX (212) 302-6024
Internet: adam@metaverse.com

*United Nations Children's Universal Summit - Henry Bandier, President
Tele /FAX 011 33 50 42 9222 (France)

(A special thank you to CERFnet (1-800-876-2373) for their support of this
innovative activity!)