Hello! Welcome to the site of Composers' Forum's first ever composer's competition!
As of the posting of this thread, Competition No. 1 has begun. Any member who wants to compete can begin as long as they follow all of the guidelines that I will provide below.
Remember that this is your opportunity to flex that musical muscle for everyone to see, but, don't forget that we're all community members here and we each deserve to give and receive nothing less than total respect and dignity.
As this is the very first competition of this site, this should be exciting and fun. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, post them as a response to this thread.
The following rules are final and have been decided after much deliberation and consideration:
Competition Number One: Poetic Adaptation
email to send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submissions: 12:00am EST July 1, 2012
1 submission per composer
3 minute minimum. 10 minute maximum.
- Vocal with piano accompaniment only. All vocal types accepted.
- Must fit the theme, or it will be disqualified.
- Only publishable sound/audio files (.mp3, etc.) will be accepted; no .mid's, no video files (though audio extracted from video files will be accepted)
- Best Composition of Show
- People's Choice
People's Choice Voting Procedure
After submissions close, I will start a thread that contains all of the entries. The entries will be displayed anonymously so you do not know who composed what. Each member of this site is allowed one vote; all votes must be submitted as a response to that thread. Members have exactly 1 week to vote. The submission with the most votes will win the People's Choice award.
Each prize awards the following:
A recording of the piece.
- And, it will be displayed on the front page.
Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare
That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or non, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see'st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away
Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see'st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the deathbed whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.
Finally, I wish everyone good luck, and may the best composer win! : D
EDIT: If you would like to participate as a judge, follow this link here for more instructions: https://composersforum.ning.com/forum/topics/sign-ups-for-judges-of-competition-no-1