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Announcing the search for the finest voice in the land… 101.7 World FM Edmonton, Your International Music Station, announces the tenth annual showcase of the best vocal talents from Edmonton and beyond brought to you by Beyond Vision Optometrists.


Get ready for the 2018 World Wonder Competition!


Between now and August 20, entries are being received from prospective solo singing sensations who want to share their love of music with an adoring public.


Simply put together a recording of yourself belting out your favourite song, e-mail an mp3 or wav file or drop off a CD and you’re entered!  Entries can be in any of World FM’s broadcast languages, or in English.


Finalists will be announced on-air, with the Showcase Showdown of all finalists live on the stage in Edmonton’s Giovanni Caboto Park during the Viva Italia Viva Edmonton Festival on Sunday August 26th 2018.


Our next World Wonder will be crowned that day!


There will be a total of $3,500 worth of cash prizes awarded that day!


Full rules can be picked up at World FM headquarters (5915 Gateway Boulevard, AB) or see below.


For more information contact:


Tony Sorgiovanni

Program Director, 101.7 World FM



World Wonder


101.7 World FM

  1. “Contest Period” starts at 12:01am on July 29, 2018, and continues until 11:59pm on August 20, 2018, the “Contest Closing Date”.   No purchase necessary.  Only one (1) entry per person.  Any attempt or suspected attempt to enter more than once per person, any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or entry methods not authorized by these rules, shall be deemed as tampering and will void all of your entries.  All times are Mountain Times.  This Contest is sponsored by Rogers Broadcasting Limited (“Rogers”) as represented by 101.7 World FM.
  • To enter:
  • Forward an audio recording (in CD mp3 or wav format) to 101.7 World FM, 5915 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, AB T6H 2H3 attention:  Antonio Sorgiovanni, Program Director or:
  • Entries can be physically delivered to World FM (5915 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton, AB T6H 2H3) or send a link by e-mail (
  • Include a brief description of yourself, name, address, home telephone number, email address, age, and your reason for entering and why you would like to be the 2018 World Wonder
  • Entries must be made by the entrants themselves; no third-party entries on behalf of the entrants will be accepted
  • By entering this Contest, entrants are consenting to have their entry aired by 101.7 World FM, entirely at the discretion of 101.7 World FM
  • Songs may be performed a cappella, with a backup track (i.e. karaoke-style) or accompanied by a single acoustic instrument
  • Songs may be sung in English or in one of the current broadcast languages of 101.7 World FM, visit for complete list
  • Maximum length of entry: 4 minutes
  • In the event that a song is sung in English, the entrant must identify one of the current broadcast languages of 101.7 World FM as the intended entry-group
  • Accompanying written text may not exceed 250 words

NOTE that 101.7 World FM may, in its sole discretion, elect to use, in whole or in part, any video or audio entered into this promotion for its own future advertising and/or promotional activities, without notice or compensation; and that the person submitting same has no further copyright or similar claim.  Entrant warrants to 101.7 World FM and affiliates that the submission does not contravene or infringe on anyone else’s copyright or other intellectual property.


Submissions may not be for any other person, must not contain defamatory words/statements (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, or socioeconomic group); may not contain material that is inappropriate, profane, hateful, tortuous, slanderous or libelous language or gesture, may not in any way reference persons or organizations without their written permission, may not include threats to any person, place, business, or group, must not disparage persons or organizations associated with 101.7 World FM; they must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm, entity, and they must not in any other way contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, provincial, territorial, or local laws and regulations in any province or territory where video is created.


101.7 World FM reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any entry that does not comply with the requirements of these Contest Rules.  Submissions must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, in sole determination of judges.


(b)  A panel of judges will review all eligible recordings received as of the Contest Closing Date, on or around August 20, and the entrants will be chosen, based upon four criteria (voice quality, positive listener response, confidence/ease of performance, interpretation of performance material) who will be deemed as a “Semi- Finalist”, an approximate number of ten (10) Finalists will be chosen. Selected Finalists will be will be contacted by telephone or email, as indicated at the time of entry.

(c)  If a selected Finalist cannot be reached within 5 days following the selection, declines participation, or fails to return a Release of Liability as specified below, another Finalist will be selected from all the remaining entrants.

These Finalists will have a chance to perform their song and a chance to win the Grand Prize. Finalists will perform live on stage at the Viva Italia Viva Edmonton Festival, Giovanni Caboto Park, on August 26, 2018 between 2-5pm, the “Event”. If a Finalist cannot attend on this date, their chance to participate will be withdrawn. At the Event, each Finalist will be asked to register with 101.7 World FM within a specified time frame, if the Finalist does not register within the time allocated, he/she will forfeit the right to perform. In the event that a Finalist is no where to be seen once their name is called, or not present, 101.7 World FM, reserves the right to disqualify that Finalist.  A panel of celebrity judges as determined by 101.7 World FM shall choose an overall potential Grand Prize Winner.  One winner only will be selected; judges will be instructed that a tie is not acceptable.  If the Finalist resides outside of Edmonton, it is the responsibility of the Finalist to travel to and from Edmonton during the Contest Period.

  1. (a)  Participants are eligible to win one (1) of three possible Grand Prizes:  $2,000 cash to the first-place finisher; $1,000 cash to the second-place finisher; and $500 cash to the third-place finisher.

(b)  Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred or exchanged.  101.7 World FM reserves the right to substitute a prize of at least equal or greater value in the event of the unavailability, for whatever reason, of the advertised prize.

  1. To be declared a winner, selected entrants must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question posed by telephone at a mutually convenient time; and will also need to return a signed release of liability and acknowledgment form.  In the event the selected entrant is a minor, the entrant’s parent or legal guardian will be deemed to be the entrant who must meet all Contest eligibility requirements and who may accept the prize on behalf of the minor. Contest judges’ rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to the Contest and the awarding of prizes.
  2. By entering this Contest, entrants consent to the use of their entry, name, city of residence and/or any photograph of or that may be taken in publicity carried out by 101.7 World FM and its advertising agencies, without further notice or compensation.
  3. This Contest is open to residents of Canada who are over the age of 12, excluding residents of Quebec and employees and children of employees of 101.7 World FM, its parent and affiliated companies, representatives, dealers and agents, Contest suppliers and judges, and those with whom they are domiciled.  The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.
  4. No communications will be entered into except with selected entrants.
  5. Odds of winning depend on the number of Finalists registered and in attendance at the Event.  All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by 101.7 World FM.  101.7 World FM takes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late or destroyed entries, or for typographical or other production errors.  101.7 World FM is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.  All entries become the property of 101.7 and will not be returned.
  6. 101.7 World FM is collecting personal data about entrants for the purpose of administering this Contest.  No further informational or marketing communications will be received by entrants unless entrants provide 101.7 World FM with explicit permission to do so as indicated on the entry form.  Please see Rogers’ Privacy Policy at for information on its policy towards maintaining the privacy and security of user information.
  7. By entering this Contest, entrants release and hold harmless 101.7 World FM, its advertising and Contest agencies and the Contest judge(s), their affiliates and respective directors, officers, owners, partners, employees, agents, dealers, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively the “Releasees”) from any liability in connection with this Contest or, if declared a winner, the prize.  Before being declared a winner, entrants may be required to sign and return, within a stipulated period of time, a Declaration of Compliance with the Contest Rules and a full Liability and Publicity Release.   By accepting a prize, winners consent to the use of their name, place of residence, voice, statements, and photographs or other likenesses for publicity, advertising or informational purposes in any medium or format without further compensation or notice.
  8. This Contest will be run in accordance with these rules, subject to amendment by 101.7 World FM. Contestants must comply with these rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the rules by participating in the Contest. The terms of this Contest, as set out in these rules, are not subject to amendment or counter-offer, except as set out herein.
  9. (a) 101.7 World FM assumes no responsibility for failure of the internet or the website during the Contest Period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the Contest. 101.7 World FM reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this Contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond their reasonable control corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, 101.7 World FM reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

(b)  If the identity of an entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant.  The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder.  A selected entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry.  All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).