Enter the UH West Oahu Alma Mater Contest

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Julie Funasaki Yuen, (808) 689-2604
Public Information Officer, University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Posted: Feb 11, 2013

Enter the UH West O‘ahu Alma Mater Contest! UH West O‘ahu is currently accepting submissions for melodies and lyrics for consideration as the school’s official alma mater. The alma mater will be sung at commencement, award ceremonies, investitures, orientations and other campus events. The winning alma mater song will represent the campus ‘ohana with an ethos that reflects the values and sense of place of the UH West O‘ahu campus.
The contest is open to all UH West O‘ahu current and former faculty, staff and students as well as alumni.
Participants are encouraged to submit melodies and lyrics that:
  • are easy to sing and learn with moderate vocal range and include regular phrase structure
  • have broad appeal
  • are appropriate for ceremonial events
Participants may submit an original tune and lyrics or original lyrics to a pre-existing tune that is in the public domain.
A panel of judges will review the submissions and reserves the right to make changes to improve the song’s long-term viability. Participants may submit multiple entries. The panel of judges may opt not to select any submissions and re-open the contest if desired.
All submissions become the property of the University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu and will not be returned. The deadline to submit entries electronically is Friday, March 8. Lyrics should be emailed in Word format with melodies sent as mp3 or wav files to javinar@hawaii.edu.
For any questions, contact UH West O‘ahu Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Jan Javinar at 689-2677.
UH West O‘ahu became a four-year, regional comprehensive university when it served its first class of freshmen in fall 2007. The campus offers quality education, small classes and personalized attention at convenient locations. UH West O‘ahu serves approximately 2,000 students at its brand new, state-of-the-art campus that opened in the City of Kapolei in 2012. For more information, visit uhwo.hawaii.edu, twitter.com/uhwestoahu, facebook.com/uhwestoahu or call (808) 689-2800 or toll-free (866) 299-8656.