Terms & Conditions

  • Online registrations can be made at http://themesong.sabahtourism.com. Forms can be downloaded from the website and is also available at the Sabah Tourism Board office and Sri Pelancongan Sabah, Sinsuran.
  • Only Sabahans (including those residing in Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and abroad) are eligible for the Melody & Lyrics category, whilst the Orchestration competition is open to all Malaysians.
  • Songs may have multiple co-composers, but only one name is required as the main applicant.
  • All entries must be original and consist of scores, lyrics and music in MP3 format / CD.
  • Entrants may submit as many songs, but each entry requires a separate score, lyrics and music (MP3/CD) and entry form.
  • Lyrics are preferably in English.
  • The tagline ‘Best of Borneo’ or ‘Sabah’s Beauty’ shall be included to the composition of Melody & Lyrics.
  • Melody to be without accompaniment, composed in spirited and affective tempo.
  • Songs will be judged based on melody, composition, originality and lyrics. The production value and quality of performance will not be considered.
  • The competition does not give feedback to entrants. Submitted materials will NOT be returned.
  • The prizes will be awarded to the respective entrant whose name appears on the entry form, and division of prizes among co-composers is at the discretion of the winner.
  • Winners will be notified by email and must sign and return the acknowledgment letter within 14 days of notification date
  • Sabah Tourism Board reserves the right and permission to use winner’s composition for future advertising, publicity purposes in any and all media now or hereafter without limitation and without additional compensation, notification or permission.
  • All copyright will be reserved by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • By entering the competition, participants agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the competition and its judges, which are final and binding in all matters.