If you haven’t heard, the N.C. State Fair is hosting the first $5 Footlong Song Challenge with Subway this year. (I know you’re mentally singing the “5…5 dollar…5 dollar footloooong” jingle in your head right now. Yeah, me too.)
You can check out the rules for the contest on the challenge’s Web site, but basically you choose a style of music (rock, country, hip-hop, bluegrass or island, which are provided on the Web site) and submit original lyrics focusing on SUBWAY Restaurants’ “$5 Footlongs” and the N.C. State Fair’s theme “Whole Lotta Happy.”
We’ve had some really creative submissions. Todd Prichard, who has helped put the contest together, put together some especially hilarious/awesome lyrics as an example. Click the audio file below to hear his hip-hop ode to subs and the Fair.
Don’t worry, he’s not eligible to win, but you are. Contestants with the best lyrics will be invited to perform their songs live at the Fair for a pretty sweet prize: $500 Subway gift card (that’s 100 $5 footlong subs) and two VIP tickets to see American Idol contestant Anoop Desai perform his first solo concert in Dorton Arena Thursday, Oct. 22.
Get started here by choosing your band. We hope to see you on stage!