Avon Products, Inc. launches Avon Voices, its first-ever global online singing talent search for women and songwriting competition for men and women in celebration of its 125th Anniversary. Avon invites people from more than 60 countries, along with its 6.2 million independent sales Representatives, to ignite a global movement through music. A renowned judging panel of music industry leaders from around the world includes: Fergie, six-time Grammy award winner; legendary songwriter, Diane Warren; Natasha Bedingfield, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter; Delta Goodrem, Australian artist of the decade; Lea Salonga, Filipina singer and actress; Ivete Sangalo, Brazil’s biggest pop star; and Russian sensation, Valeriya. Highlights of the year-long program will include travel to exciting destinations for nearly 200 global contenders to receive professional coaching and Avon makeovers, and record performance videos. The goal of the Talent Search is to find two talented singers – one an Avon Representative – who may have the opportunity to record a professionally produced album.
The program’s official website - AvonVoices.com. – is live, and open for registration. There are three ways to engage as a member of the Avon Voices global community:
Sing: Women are invited to participate in the online Singing Talent Search by choosing a song from the website and uploading a submission video through February 13, 2011 at AvonVoices.com.
Vote: Everyone can be a talent scout and recruit all of the talented people they know, watch videos, and vote for their favorite Avon Voices contenders to help decide the outcome. From April through October, the search will be narrowed down four times by a combination of online public voting and judges’ scores. (Official Round One voting begins April 22, 2011).
Write: Women and men may enter the Songwriting Competition. Write an original song that inspires or shares hope and optimism with the world. Simply submit a digital file and lyric sheet at AvonVoices.com (between May 20, 2011 and July 1, 2011).
To learn more about Avon Voices, go to http://www.avonvoices.com/ or follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/avonvoices) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/avonvoices).
ABOUT AVON VOICES
Join in. Sing out.: Avon Voices is Avon’s first-ever global online singing talent search for women, and songwriting competition for women and men. Avon Voices offers Representatives and consumers the opportunity to participate through singing, songwriting, or simply voting and joining the online community.
Global Movement: The Avon Voices program will take place in more than 60 countries. Avon Representatives and Customers are invited to enter the singing talent search and/or the songwriting competition.
Personal Journey: Avon has always encouraged the dreams of women globally. Avon Voices will provide talent search participants with the opportunity to tell their stories, share their dreams and showcase their talents.
Straight From the Heart: Avon is asking each and every participant to sing out, share their story and vote from the heart. Their honesty and sharing through story and song will help us achieve our objective, which is to celebrate real women and real voices. Avon Voices is a new and modern expression of Avon’s heritage and values, and a way for Avon to proudly share these values with the world.
My Voice Counts: Avon celebrates individuality and believes that every voice makes a difference. Participants do not need to have singing or songwriting talent to engage in Avon Voices. In fact, the online voters are a key part of keeping the energy and the authenticity of Avon Voices alive.
Philanthropy: Avon prides itself on its commitment to women’s causes globally. Through Avon Voices, we will provide an unprecedented opportunity to raise awareness in support of our philanthropic efforts around the world.
About Avon Products, Inc.
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.2 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon's product line includes beauty products, as well as fashion and home products, and features such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and Mark. Learn more about Avon and its products at www.avoncompany.com.
About Avon Foundation for Women
The Avon Foundation for Women was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women. Through 2010, Avon global philanthropy has donated more than $800 million in more than 50 countries for causes most important to women. Today, Avon philanthropy focuses its funding on breast cancer research and access to care, efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence, its women's environmental movement to nurture nature, and efforts to provide relief and recovery in times of major natural disasters and emergencies.
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