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YAAAAAS!

One of our FAVE YouTubers has teamed up with BIC for this INCREDIBLE competition

We’re going to be so jealous of the winner

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Stop what you’re doing! Put everything down and come a little closer because we’ve got to talk to you about this brand new competition. Have you ever dreamt about writing the next big hit? A song that’s soooo powerful it will stay stuck in someone’s head for days on end?!

Now’s your chance. BIC®, the stationery brand, are on the hunt for a super-talented songwriter and it could be YOU. The competition is called ‘Write and Shine’ and it involves you guys penning an original song with the BIC® 4 COLOURS™ Shine pen.

BIC® have teamed up with one of our favourite YouTubers and 4Music host, Bethan Leadley a.k.a MusicalBethan to discover the new talent. We here at Maximum Pop! are also working with BIC® to spread the word about this awesome opportunity.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Wait till you hear about the grand prize!

The winner will win the incredible prize of going into the studio with Bethan and other professional musicians to produce a song that us lot could potentially be belting out for days.

Of course, Bethan’s no stranger to constructing amazing songs. Her YouTube channel has had over 23 million views and she’s performed original tracks like ‘Kiss Me Once’ at mahoooosive YouTuber events such as Summer In The City.

As well as getting their song recorded, the winner will also have their song performed in front of thousands of people at The Big Feastival on Saturday 26 August 2017. How cool is that?!

The festival takes place at Alex James’ Farm in The Cotswolds and this year’s lineup features a number of fantastic artists including our faves, Olly Murs, Louisa Johnson and Ella Eyre.

On top of all that (we know, we know – BIC really are spoiling you with this prize) the winner will also star in a short video, which will be released with their song on Bethan’s YouTube channel.

Jeez… we think we need a sit down after hearing all this incredible news. Our hearts are racing.

Bethan recently had a chat about the competition and how excited she is to be involved in it:

“I’m really excited about working with BIC on this competition that’s all about songwriting, and you don’t even need to be a singer to enter,” said Bethan. “I think music and lyrics can be one of the truest forms of expression and it will be amazing to help an undiscovered talent shine.”

It couldn’t be easier to enter the BIC® ‘Write and Shine’ competition and to be in with the chance of recording your song with Bethan and having it performed at The Big Feastival.

Click here to get all the details on how to enter.

The competition is open to anyone in the UK aged 15 to 24. Entries need to be submitted by 16 July 2017.

Songwriting experts led by Danny Cope, who runs the Popular Music and Songwriting course at Leeds College of Music, will be in charge of shortlisting the best five entries.

These will then be put to a public vote on the MyBICPen Facebook from 4th to 18th August 2017.

Good luck, guys! Get those creative juices flowing! And if you’d like to #WriteandShine with a BIC® 4 COLOURS™ Shine pen, you can get one here.

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Written by Emma Matthews

Emma is a freelance journalist at MP.

When she’s not writing articles for Maximum Pop!, you’ll find her attending gigs, geeking out over the latest beauty products and reading feminist literature. Hermione is her favourite Harry Potter character - obviously.

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