"I Wanna Play" Video Contest


Update: Thanks to everyone who entered the contest!

And the winners are:

  • Charlie R.
  • Jordan H-L
  • Benjamin C.
  • Rylee J.
  • Jonathan B.



The answers:




The Gorgons: Medusa, Sthenno & Euryale
Hecatoncheires - originally 50 headed/100 armed man, aka Cottus, Briareus or Gyes
Mermaid or Oceanid or Water Nymph
The Greek chorus (not pictured in the photo)


  We have a fun new video for Bill's song "I Wanna Play" featuring several mythological creatures and to get the word out we're having a contest! Winners will get a free copy of "I Wanna Play" CD signed by Bill.  

How do you enter? 3 easy steps!

Step one:

Watch the video.



The video was directed by Greg Lytle and was anitmated by him, Ken Siu and Blake Patrick.

A note from Greg:


I love stories and I know kids do too. So when I was coming up with ideas for the "I Wanna Play" music video I gathered some strong personalities from greek mythology to help tell the story. Each of the mythological children has a strength, and some are easier to see than others. You don't need to know the stories behind the characters to enjoy the video, but kids and parents can work together to learn the myths that have been told and retold for centuries.

A note from Bill:

I wrote "I Wanna Play" after I heard a girl on a school playground insisting she be let into a game.
I've always loved Greek mythology (see my book The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher) so I was surprised by and happy with Greg's setting. In addition to being a truckload of fun, his use of Greek characters underlines the enduring nature of the subject - standing up for yourself and making room for all is a timeless topic. I say in one of my stories (remember water balloons if you know my stories), there are many good ideas, but a great idea combines two things that don't seem to be related. So we've got a great video!


Step two:
Name as many of the mythical creatures as you can - a couple are tricky so feel free to get creative.

To help you out, here's the team photo-


Step three:
Email your entry to contest@billharley.com along with your name, email, address and phone number.
Snail mail the same to:

Round River Productions

I Wanna Play Video Contest

301 Jacob St

Seekonk, MA 02771


All entries must be received by Wednesday February 26, 2014 by 5pm EST.
Winners will be determined by random drawing. One entry per person.
There will be 5 winners and they will be announced on Friday February 28, 2014.

see below for the fine print


About the artists:

Bill Harley : Singer. Storyteller. Author. Grammy Award winning performer Bill has been performing for families for a really long time. He's currently working on his Charlie Bumpers vs. book series and an operaetta about the dust bowl. Visit his website billharley.com or like him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/billharleysongs

Greg Lytle: Greg is a director and animator working in the Philadelphia and New York areas. He loves to create music videos and short films in all types of styles, but his specialties are hand-drawn and stop-motion animation. He likes to meet new people, so feel free to contact him about projects, questions, or just to say hi! www.gregorylytle.com

  The fine print:
Round River Productions: I Wanna Play Video Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. This Contest is sponsored by Round River Productions, with an address of 301 Jacob Street, Seekonk, MA 02771, USA (“Sponsor,” “we” or “us”). When you enter this Contest, you agree to these “Rules”, unless any part is prohibited by law. This Contest is open to everyone, except Sponsor’s owners, employees, and agents, and their immediate family members (collectively, the “Released Parties”). The Contest begins ThursdayFebruary 13, 2014, and all entries must be received by Wednesday February 26, 2014 by 5pm EST. The drawing will be held on Thursday February 27, 2014 and winners will be announced Friday February 28, 2014.
How to enter: 1. Email your entry along with your name, address and email address to contest@billharley.com or snail mail the same info to Round River Productions: I Wanna Play Video Contest, 301 Jacob St, Seekonk, MA 02771. All entries must be received by Wednesday February 26, 2014 by 5pm EST. Winners will be decided by random drawing. The drawing will take place on Thursday February 27, 2014 and winners will be announced Friday February 28, 2014.
Questions about the contest can be emailed to Michele@billharley.com or you can phone us at 508-336-9703.

Visit Bill's website: billharley.com

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