Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) has thrown down the gauntlet to all local bands and solo artists by offering the one-off chance to produce a piece of music that will accompany this year’s Christmas video filmed in Shrewsbury.

Local composers are invited to submit their musical masterpieces via WeTransfer, where each entry must be at least 30 seconds in length, Christmassy in theme, with optional lyrics.

The lucky winner will have the chance to record their piece of music professionally as the backing track to the official ‘Christmas in Shrewsbury’ video as well as record a second piece of music of their choice. Aaron Child, local videographer, will also film the winners recording their music in the studio meaning great exposure for the musician/s and their song.

To enter, simply complete the entry form and submit with your entry via WeTransfer to info@shrewsburybid.co.uk by 10am on Monday 6th October. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 8th October 2014.

The panel of judges includes, Maureen Powell Davies, Director of Music at Shrewsbury High School, Craig Reeves, Marketing Manager at Theatre Severn, Aaron Child, producer and filmographer of the ‘Christmas in Shrewsbury’ video and Kirsten Henly, Shrewsbury BID Manager.

Following the success of the ‘Summer in Shrewsbury’ video, which has been viewed more than 23,000 times since its launch in August, the Shrewsbury BID is currently in the midst of its second production aimed to showcase the one-off aspects of the town and the unique offers for shoppers and visitors over the festive period. All it needs now is the music.