Third Coast (Chicago) Audio Contest – anyone got $45 to enter a Choogle on?

http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/competition_guidelines.asp

Best New Artist Award – $2000
This award is presented to an entrant who has entered the audio field between July, 2005 and July, 2007. To qualify, each entrant must have recorded, written and mixed his/her entry. It is permissible to have worked with an editor, as long as she/he performed in an advisory capacity only. Co-productions are not eligible in this category.
Each entrant must include a statement explaining his/her eligibility as a Best New Artist candidate. (I.E. explaining that he/she did indeed record, write and mix his/her entry.) All entries in the Best New Artist category will automatically be considered for the Best Documentary category as well.

The Third Coast Festival seeks to expand upon traditional expectations of audio documentary work. In this spirit we offer the following guidelines:

We’re looking for stories that document a place, time, person, event, phenomenon or issue. These include but are not limited to: investigative reports, narrative stories, personal essays and audio portraits. We’re interested in work with a social mission and stories that entertain. Musical and historical documentaries are welcome. Profiles and cultural snapshots are welcome. Intimate stories and narrative field recordings are welcome.

Please contact us with any questions about eligibility.

To be eligible:

  • Entries must range between 2 and 60 minutes in length.
  • Entries must have been produced and presented publicly for the first time on the radio, the Internet or in a gallery/museum between July 1st, 2005 and July 20th, 2007.
  • Entries must be produced in English.
  • Work featured at www.thirdcoastfestival.org or on Re:sound IS eligible for entry into the competition.
  • Each producer must sign the release and license agreement on the entry form, which provides the Third Coast Festival with broadcast and Internet rights to present entered work in its entirety between October 1st , 2007 and October 1st , 2008.

Additional guidelines:

  • Entries should consist of an individual documentary or feature.
  • Each documentary in a series is a separate entry.
  • Each feature within a program that presents multiple pieces is a separate entry.

Podcast entries:

  • Podcast entries must have been originally presented as podcasts, not as radio programs.
  • Each episode from a podcast is a separate entry.

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