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Win $5000 for your school in Michael & Son's Annual Jingle Sing-Off Competition!

About the Jingle Contest: 10 Years of Enriching Elementary Education

At Michael & Son, our mission has always been to be more than a home service company, but a part of the community. We’ve been serving the region for almost 40 years and every day we get children and parents who come up to us and sing our jingle, “If you can’t we can, Michael & Son!”. That inspired us to start our Michael & Son Jingle Sing-Off Contest.


Beginning in 2014, Michael & Son's Jingle Contest has celebrated the creativity of regional schools, challenging them to create unique versions of our jingle. Last year alone, we received 30 outstanding submissions and distribued a total of $50,000 in prize money. We're thrilled to uphold this tradition and eagerly anticipate experiencing your school's rendition of our jingle!

How to Enter

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Register Your School

Review Filming Tips

Create & Submit Your Jingle

Submit the Registration Form by March 18th, 2024.

Before you hit record, look through our filming tips and resources

When your incredible jingle is ready, submit it by the deadline to be in the running for the $5,000 prize.

Register Your School

By submitting this form, you are officially entering your school in our jingle contest, and commit to creating and submitting one video by the Submission Deadline (April 8th, 2024).

The Creative Assignment

Develop Your Idea: Get your team together and brainstorm ideas for a MICHAEL & SON SERVICES Jingle video to air. Think outside the box!



Create Your Jingle: Make it something you’ve never seen before. It’s up to you. Just make it awesome.



Content Guidelines: Videos should be appropriate for a school audience and align with the contest theme. No offensive or inappropriate content will be accepted.


Important Dates

Entry Deadline: Schools must submit their entry form by March 18th, 2024 in order to be eligible for the contest.


Submission Deadline: Please make sure to submit your video by April 15th, 2024!


Winners Announced: Voting ends on April 22nd, 2024. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.


Checks Presented: Checks will be presented to winning schools starting April 29th, 2024

Resources

Official Rules

Please read the official rules and download a copy for your reference.

Permission Slip

 Use the provided permission slip to secure written consent from parents or guardians of all featured students. Please keep these documents on hand, as they may be required for verification.

Jingle Audio

The Jingle that started it all! We recommend downloading this audio so that you and your students can use it as a referene when creating your video.

Filming Tips

Length

Videos must be 60 seconds or less. Entries longer than 60s will not be considered.

Format

Videos must be filmed vertically (see graphics) to optimize for social media.

Editing

You are welcome to use basic video editing tools to enhance the quality of your submission.

Lighting and Sound Quality

Please make sure that your video is well lit and that the audio is clear.

Judging Process & Criteria

👩‍⚖️The winners will be determined by cumulative engagement (likes, comments, and shares) across Instagram and Youtube.


👩‍⚖️Voting will conclude and winners will be announced on April 22nd. All decisions are final. 


Reminder: Video Submissions are due on April 15th, 2024We will post each schools' entry on Instgram and Youtube. 


Tell your family and friends to vote by finding your school in our directory, clicking on each of your schools' links, and giving them a like, a comment, and a share!


Prizes

 🏆1st place: $5000 check presented to the winning school from each service area


 Total of 10 Grand Prizes will be awarded, one for each of Michael & Son’s territories as defined below:

  • Baltimore
  • DC/ Suburban MD (Prince Georges & Montgomery County)
  • Northern VA
  • Charlottesville
  • Richmond
  • Norfolk
  • Raleigh
  • Wilmington
  • Charlotte
  • Greensboro

Awesome Jingles from The Past

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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We are a home service company that provides plumbing, HVAC, and other essential services. You can read our story here

We are committed to supporting the communities we serve -- providing funds to local elementary schools is just one way we accomplish that goal. Plus, they're a lot of fun to watch!

After submitting your entry form, you will receive a confirmation email, and you're ready to start your masterpiece! Video submissions will be open on this page when the entry period concludes on March 18th, 2024. You will receive a confirmation email upon submission, and we will notify you once we've posted the video on our social channels.

Entries are limited to one video per school. If you have more than one awesome video, get creative by combining them into one!

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