Keep your radios tuned to your independent local stations over the next two weeks if you wish to enter our prestigious TDK Jingle Writing Competition featured on pages 32/33.
A specially commissioned radio advert for the competition featuring Paul Gambaccini will be broadcast 168 times on the major ILR stations throughout the nation. It contains a quickfire selection of previous TDK jingles, and it's worthwhile listening to these to see exactly what you're up against. What we're looking for are well presented, top class ideas for a new 60 second jingle as opposed to superbly recorded efforts that never really get off the ground ideas-wise.
If you've always wanted to break into the fast, commercial world of advertising jingles, this really is a not-to-be missed opportunity. So get cracking - the next commercial for TDK could be a commercial for you!
Gateway Studio Competition
Many thanks to all those that entered January's competition and for all your suggestions on possible future articles. Most people correctly identified the close-ups of recording equipment, but for everyone's information the answers were as follows: A.9 B.6 C.5 D.4 E.8 F.2
First prize goes to Gary Holder of Middlesex, second prize to Miss C Glasby of Sheffield and runner-up prizes go to the following 10 people:
Dennis Moody, Cottingham, N Humbs.
Pauline Stutt, Chippenham, Wilts.
Graham Griffiths, Donnington, Shrops.
N M Edmondson, Abergavenny, Gwent.
M Wilkinson, Garforth, Leeds.
Richard O'Hagan, Plymouth, Devon.
S Parikian, London.
Mark Leigh-Davis, Epping, Essex.
Andrew Jones, Colindale, London.
Bryan Dearsley, Bethersden, Kent.