Ang Liga taps footballers’ creative side in poetry, song, painting contests

In every football team, there’s always, the clown, the nerd, the scholarly type, the singer-wannabe or the guy or gal who loves to take pictures. With football at a standstill for the second straight year, Ang Liga is getting creative to keep the football community involved while football is limited to only the professionals of the Philippine Football League.

Ang Liga is tapping the creative side of footballers and will launch a painting, poetry, song writing and interpration and a photo and film making contest for footballers. And of course, just to make sure the footballers’ skills in a time of online classes and lockdown haven’t deteriorated, it will also have a football free style contest.

Any amateur footballer can join, as long as they are nominated by their coach and for minors, a parent’s endorsement is needed.

For the poetry contest, a player can submit two poems for the theme, “Hope during the pandemic.” The poem must have four to six stanzas wiht 12 sylabbles and a rhyme scheme per line. The photo contest will have the theme, “Youth and Football” and a player is limited to only one entry, which must be in jpeg format with 300 DPI and have a maximum size of 10 MB.

The painting contest will be for football in any form or image and must be at least 12 by 14 inches or a maximum of 36 by 36 inches. Proof of work is needed. For the short film contest, entries should be between two and five minutes and filming must be done inside the home or areas within the home so the players will not violate guidelines regarding movement restrictions for kids.

For the song contest, each entry should be between three minutes and 4:30 minutes long and could be in English or Filipino under the theme Football and Hope during the Pandemic. A video of the

recording is needed for the entry. For the freestyle contest, the entries should be between 55 seconds and 80 seconds long and must be filmed horizontally without cuts or effects.

Those interested in joining the various contests may check the Ang Liga football page for more details.

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