The submission form is now closed. Thank you for participating! We landed on a whopping 59 entries!
I'll try to outline what's going to happen for the time to come and also announce that we'll have a lottery as well for this competition. We have 4 additional prizes that we will draw at random between every single entry that didn't make it to the top 3 when we have the results.
- Blamsoft: Distortion Trifecta Bundle (one RE/individual)
- Kuassa Efektor Modulation Bundle (one RE/individual)
- Kuassa Efektor Distortion Bundle (one RE/individual)
- Mathieu Demange RYM2612 Iconic FM Synthesizer
First and foremost, I want to ask all of you to be patient. Not only is it "that time of year", but 59 entries is a lot, and we want to take our time with this. We're really happy about the interest, that's for sure!
Now, the voting process will be split in two:
We are 17 judges all in all and each and every one of us will now go through all 59 entries. Although we didn't have a huge set of requirements for this competition, we'll go through the entries with the requirements we did have in mind. During this iteration, we will narrow the field down from 59 entries to a yet-to-be-announced number of entries that makes it to the final stage. At this point, we will post all the entries that makes it to the final stage to the public.
NB: Please, do not change privacy settings on your entries on SoundCloud! It will change the link and render what we've registered about your entry invalid!
When the entries that makes it to the final stage are public, the judges will focus on these entries only. At the same time, we will announce the date for the final votes. The final voting process will be a live streamed event, carried out in a EuroVision-esk fashion!
For the live stream voting, we will have a scoreboard with all the entries. Each and every judge will then go through their personal top 10 and score them accordingly following this scoring card:
#1: 12 points
#2: 10 points
#3: 8 points
#4: 7 points
#5: 6 points
#6: 5 points
#7: 4 points
#8: 3 points
#9: 2 points
#10: 1 point
1st judge score from 1 point and upwards, until all 10 scores have been assigned. Then the next judge do the same, rinse, repeat. The scoreboard will be updated live on the stream to add to the excitement! At least we're really looking forward to this as it is kind of a "first" for these kind of competitions in our community. We want to get away from the "Here are the winners" thread and do something transparent instead. We hope you'll embrace this decision!
To all the participants, good luck!