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IT&E calls on local musicians to create the next IT&E theme song

(Press Release) — IT&E is challenging local musicians in Guam and the CNMI to channel their creativity into composing a song about IT&E and mobile technology to win up to $7,000 in cash and prizes!

The telecommunications provider announced the launch of the IT&E Song Challenge, a song-writing contest that will produce IT&E’s next theme song. Residents of Guam and CNMI will also get a chance to choose their favorite by voting for People’s Choice.

“It’s important to us that our theme song represents not only IT&E, but also the community and people we serve. We’re excited to hear what our local musicians come up with for the IT&E Song Challenge and to provide a platform for them to really flex their talent and creativity,” said Jay Shedd, senior director of sales and marketing at IT&E.

Who can enter

Guam and CNMI residents 18 years old and over can enter. All genres are welcome!

Requirements and theme

Lyrics must mention and promote IT&E. Song must include themes of technology, cell phones and its usage, as well as how IT&E benefits one’s life.

Judging criteria

Entries will be judged based on universal appeal, originality, lyrics, melody, composition and relevance to theme, IT&E brand and IT&E products.


IT&E’s Choice – IT&E will choose one song to be its official theme.

People’s Choice – A panel of judges will choose the top 8 finalists. Residents of Guam and the CNMI will choose one winner from the top 8 finalists as the People’s Choice. Voting for People’s Choice will be held online from Sept. 13 to 19, 2019.


IT&E’s Choice – $1,000 cash prize and up to 4 phones (depending on the number of people in the group) and free SMS, voice and data service for a year. The winner will also be featured in a music video produced by IT&E and will get to perform at an IT&E sponsored event, to be announced at a later date.

People’s Choice – $500 cash prize and $300 gift certificate for musical equipment. The People’s Choice winner will also get to perform at an IT&E sponsored event, to be announced at a later date.

How to enter

1) Go to

2) Fill out the registration form.

3) Upload the full song of 5 minutes, a 60-minute version and a 30-minute version. Audio only. Each file must not be larger than 100 MB.

Last day for submission is Aug. 29, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.