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. (June 2016)
The ASEAN Way
National anthem of Southeast Asia
|Also known as||Southeast Asian Anthem|
|Music||Kittikhun Sodprasert and Sampow Triudom|
|Adopted||20 November 2008|
"The ASEAN Way" is the official anthem of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The lyrics were written by Payom Valaiphatchra (Thai: พยอม วลัยพัชรา; RTGS: Phayom Walaiphatchara) and the music composed by Kittikhun Sodprasert (Thai: กิตติคุณ สดประเสริฐ; RTGS: Kittikhun Sotprasoet) and Sampow Triudom (Thai: สำเภา ไตรอุดม; RTGS: Samphao Trai-u-dom), the winning entry out of 99 finalists from all ten ASEAN countries.
ASEAN Anthem Competition
The competition was launched and was announced throughout all the member states of ASEAN, in a bid to find an official anthem to replace the formerly de facto regional anthem, ASEAN Hymn, which was considered as lacking in gusto and passion by several member states. The competition was open to all the nationals of ASEAN, limiting to 20 entries per member state. The winning entry received over US$20,000 in reward and was declared as the official regional anthem of Southeast Asia. The panel of judges unanimously voted "The ASEAN Way" as the official regional anthem of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in the final round on 20 November 2008.
- Language: English
- The anthem should reflect ASEAN dignity, cooperation, and solidarity.
- Should reflect ASEAN's diverse culture and ethnicity
- Should be an original composition
- Must not be longer than 60 seconds
Panel of judges
And three non-ASEAN judges: