UPDATE: Deadline extended to 23 July

Attention lovers of songs – and acronyms – entries are now open for FOOM (the Festival of Original Music Song Competition), run by SA’s own SCALA (Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Association).

The annual competition encourages musicians to write new material and showcase it to the world via the resulting SCALA CD (and digital equivalent online).

If you have original songs, you can enter them in one of six categories – including live, demo, lyrics & more – and all styles and genres are welcome.

Entries have been coming from all over the world since 1996, and prizes include SCALA membership, cash, copies of the SCALA CD and more.

Enter online by 16 July, and watch this space for news on the dates of the live heats.

See the official site for details and the entry portal.