For the sicth year running, in honour of Deaf Awareness Month in September, Wits Language School (WLS) holds a South African Sign Language (SASL) song translation competition – So You Think You Can Sign? (SYTYCS) where R8500 is up for grabs!! The aim of the competition is to raise awareness of Deafness and Deaf culture, as well as to encourage Deaf and Hearing persons to work together.
Being part of the competition is easy – all that is required is to select a song, perform it in South African Sign Language, record the performance and share it with us on YouTube!
This competition is open to anyone resident in South Africa – individual or group performances, both Hearing and Deaf. There is no age restriction. However, we do emphasise the use of SASL as opposed to signed English in order to score maximum points.
The 2017 competition opens on Friday 22 September, with the deadline for video submission being 04 October 2017
Check out the following links to see some songs that have been performed in Sign Language – hopefully these can be of inspiration to you:
View more videos on the Wits Language School YouTube Channel
Come on, get SIGNING and SINGING today!