Welcome to Colortape's Musical
Video Competition [Solo, Group, Dance, Choreography]
SOLO SINGERS, BANDS AND GROUPS, SONGWRITERS, CHOREOGRAPHERS, DANCERS WELCOME
Musicals from US, Canada, Central and South American may submit here
The competition invites the makers or producers of
musical video clips, promoters, solo singers, bands representatives or organizations
representing singers and musical performers to enter this competition category.
Requirements: video clips filmed in High
Definition (preferably) with sound edited in a studio or using any software, recording on any other media (eg: iPhone/iPOD) is welcome.
Branded musical content meets Experimental media. This
includes any kind of music, mixed on the background
of motion graphics, idents, personal promotional work,
commercial sequences, spots, title sequences, digital
video clips/vidlets and work specifically designed for
multiplatform distribution including the internet and
mobile networks, DVD & CD media.
Something For Everyone
Every songwriter, or song entered will be awarded with
a certificate, and details of their achievement and
placement will get published. Plus, there could be a
prize gifts for the winners & a runner-up including
a Broadjam memberships and more, as well as the main
winning prizes. But perhaps the main reason people enter
this prestigious contest is the genuine and unique chance
it offers to all songwriters to be noticed and discovered
by those in the music industry. Many past entrants in
other competitions have received royalty earning radio
play for their entries and many more have been featured
in the press, in radio interviews and on national TV,
have been published, or have been signed and/or produced
by top industry figures who closely follow this event
looking for new talent. This is a real chance for new
songwriters to break into the music business".
We invite you to join us in one of the world's most
prestigious, popular and important songwriting events...
Musicals from US, Canada, Central and South American may submit here
SONGWRITERS/MUSIC SCORES/SOUND ENGINEERING
Can register & enter in either "Music/Sound"
ENTRIES CAN BE SUBMITTED BY USING HYPERLINKS BELOW
Pop, Rap, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Metalic, Rock, Adult Contemporary, Jazz/Blues, Country,
Singer/Songwriter, Love Songs, Christian/Faith, R&B
Lyrics Only, Instrumental, Open, Acoustic / Folk, Show
Songs, Olympic Theme
TIP 1. If you are not sure what category your songs
fall into please enter in either music/sound then we will place your song in as many categories suitable as possible.
TIP 2: Have you thought of also entering your lyrics
separately? Lyrics Only can be submitted in same music/sound category. Every year there are many
recordings with strong lyrics that would have achieved
very high results in Lyrics Only but the writers never
thought of also entering that category.
Chart style top 40-100 popular music that could also include
some slower pop ballads as well as more obvious up-tempo
pop songs. This is the most commercial of all the categories
and is for songs with mass (often younger) audience
Adult Contemporary - AC
Artists that are often described as AC include Amy Winehouse,
Sting, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Celine Dion, Simply
Red, Bryan Adams. Acoustic based singer/songwriter material
could also be suited. Younger, edgier bands are often
described as "Hot AC".
All types and styles of rock music and alternative and
indie music. Contestants in this category include bands
as well as solo performers and songwriters. Recordings
can be of any type: eg studio, bedroom, garage or live.
These can be in any style at all - pop, rock, AC, country,
disco, ballad, folk, opera, rock anthems, jazz, gospel
- anything at all. The only rule is that the song must
be about love.
Best Singer and Songwriter category
Songs can be in any style. The only rule is that the
songwriter sings the song. In this category the performance
and vocals are also judged along with the songwriting.
NOTE: This is the only category where the vocals are
This category is for Country music only. Country includes
all the many different country styles and variations.
Jazz / Blues
All jazz and blues styles from jazz ballads to classic
12 bars, traditional, experimental and modern. This
could also be a suitable category for contemporary jazz
based easy listening styles, or heavily jazz influenced
bands (eg Steely Dan).
Christian / Faith
All songs with a religious or faith theme including
gospel, Christian, praise, worship etc. All musical
styles - traditional, modern and alternative, choral
to soul to rock. Christmas carols may be entered in
this category or in Open/Miscellaneous (or both).
The category for lyricists. If you wish you may also
add directions about the type of music/vocalist/presentation
etc that you imagine accompanying your lyric (this is
optional and not a requirement).
We introduced this category as we know some of you have
written songs about the Olympics and have asked us for
an opportunity to showcase them. We will feature the
winners on our websites but please note that this is
NOT an official Olympics contest - we have no connection
with the Olympics 2012 organizers and we will not forward
your songs to them
Acoustic / Folk
Acoustic unplugged type songs of any style. Also folk
including traditional and easy listening folk/acoustic
All styles and forms of instrumental music from classical
to rock. Theme, film, jingles or mood music, songs without
lyrics or improvisational - there are no limits. Any
type of instrumentation - eg single acoustic instrument,
all keyboards based or band/ensemble performances etc
etc. Hence, orchestra, music score may fall into this category
R&B / Urban
Contemporary R&B, Hip Hop styles, Rap and all Urban
styles. If you feel that your songs may overlap with
Pop or Adult Contemporary you may wish to also enter
in those categories.
Show Songs Category
This category is for songs intended for or suitable
for stage shows and musicals. Think Broadway and the
West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rogers and Hammerstein.
As the title implies, anything goes in this popular
category and there are no restrictions on what you may
enter. The Open category is for songs that do not fit
easily into any of the above categories. Past entries
have included opera, ethnic and world music, Christmas
carols, childrens' songs, educational songs and comedy.
Remember - anything goes.
Other competition categories for Mobile Phone ads &
iPODS can be found on our competitions & categories
web page. Click here to go there (Competitions
All participants or registered members please note,
that all terms and conditions outlined by Withoutabox
must be reviewed and agreed to
Please read the following Rules and Regulations
1. International entries from all countries are welcome.
There are no limitations on age or nationality.
2. Songs should consist of the contestant's own work
and should not infringe any copyrights or any other
rights of any third parties - except that a song that
contains elements of another work or samples from another
work may be accepted provided this is made clear by
the entrant on entry, but in such cases the unoriginal
part will not be judged and only the original parts
will be judged.
3. It is the entrants responsibility to check that
all recordings and files are playing correctly before
submitting their work and entants must check the recordings
before entry. If faulty non playing recordings are submitted
the entry will be marked void and there will be no refund.
No changes may be made to song entries after submission.
Contestants may enter as many songs in as many categories
as they wish and there is no limit on the number of
songs that may be entered. Contestants may also enter
the same song in more than one category (a separate
entry fee is required for each category entry). Entry
fee is non-refundable.
4. Songs are judged based on composition. The quality
of performance, vocals and production is not a consideration
(with the exception of the Singer/Songwriter category
where vocals/performance are also judged).
5. All awards are non-transferable and will be awarded
to the first name as it appears on the entry form. In
the case of co-writers the fair division and distribution
of prizes (if there is any) among writers is the responsibility of the
winners. Responsibility for the fulfilment and delivery
of prizes resides with the relevant partners and sponsors
and the CIFF shall take no part in any disputes therein
arising. The Colortape Songwriting Contest reserves the right
in its sole discretion to substitute any and all prizes
with prizes of comparable value. The contest's obligations
to entrants are to score each song, publish the results,
list the winning writers and the winning songs, oversee
the allocation of the winner's prizes and issue printable
certificates online for each entrant, and no other services
will be provided or are implied. The contest does not
supply or offer individual critiques of songs entered.
6. Entry in the Colortape Songwriting Contest constitutes
permission to use winners names, likenesses, recordings,
videos and voices for promotional and publicity purposes
on the Colortape Songwriting Contest websites and on other
third party websites and in publicity and promotional
materials and press releases. This permission can be
withdrawn by the entrant at any time upon written request.
7. All entrants retain their full ownership rights
and all copyrights to all songs submitted. Entering
the contest will not affect ownership of songs. Songs
may have multiple co-writers.
8. The judges decisions are final and binding and are
not open to discussion and entrants agree by entering
the contest to accept and abide by the judges decisions.
9. By participating in the contest entrants agree
to be bound by these rules and by any subsequent published
revisions of these rules and by the decisions of the
Colortape Songwriting Contest which are final in all matters
relating to the contest
Note: We are a Not-for-Profit film festival event organizers.
We do NOT sell or share, nor pass on your work to any other party.
Since we are running a FREE for community based event we dont make any money.
Screening FREE to public!
ENTRIES READY FOR REGISTRATION
Participants MUST register online (please click the button
below relevant to your region)
For any enquiries regarding the competition please provide your film title, and tracking number
(obtained from the platform of choice during your registration online).
Please note that you must register to enter our competition
on any of te following platforms according to your zone
European based filmmakers have multiple platform choices(English subtitles required) please enter either via Festhome.com
European based filmmakers also enter via Click4Festivals.com
US, Canada, Central and South American countries may submit here
China and Chinese language films (English subtitles required) please enter here