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FAQs Competition Rules & Guide

Start Date

Deadline Date

25th December 2021

1st March 2022

Competition Guide, Rules & FAQs

WHO IS THIS COMPETITION FOR?


The ScoreLive Competition is part of our GEMS music educational program, open to every composer of any age, nationality and country of residence, who feel they can take on the creative challenge to tell a passionate and original story through music. If you want to connect with the heart of Hollywood and share your music with an award winning composer during a mentor session. If you want to hear your music played live and recorded by a professional world class orchestra. If you want to be standing in the same place as some of the best award winning film composers in the world have stood. If this is you, if you are ready, then you can join.




OUR AMAZING PRIZES


OUR AMAZING PRIZES

First Prize Winner

  • The ScoreLive Composer of the Year Award 2022
  • Full scholarship to the GEMS Film Scoring Summer Program, Spain 2022
Second Prize Winners
  • The ScoreLive 2nd Prize Composer Award 2022
  • A 25% scholarship towards the tuition fee for the GEMS Film Scoring Summer Program, Spain 2022
Runner Up Awards
  • The ScoreLive runner up Composer Award 2022
  • A 10% scholarship towards the tuition fee for the GEMS Film Scoring Summer Program, Spain 2022
One composer will win first prize for their score to the animation cue from Klaus. Three composers will win a second prize scholarship for their scores to the animation cue from Klaus. All runner ups who participated will win a scholarship prize.




WHAT CAN I SCORE?


  • The Video - A clip from the brilliant animated Christmas movie Klaus

The Klaus Animation Video
The ScoreLive Competition makes this a real world working experience and gives you the best possible opportunity to see what you can compose. THE SPA STUDIO are the multi award awarding winning brilliantly original animation film studio here in Spain. THE SPA STUDIO have supported this years ScoreLive Competition offering an amazing opportunity to score a challenging for our students and composers who wish to join the competition. We have the fantastic chase scene from their Academy Award nominated animation, Klaus. So if you are in to brilliant stop motion animation, action, comedy, and above all, the challenge of scoring to picture, then this is a great option for you.




HOW CAN I APPLY?


You can join here. Simply click on the registration button above that will take you to the registration form, fill in your details, once completed you will be ready to start composing.




WHEN CAN I APPLY?


Now! Registration is now open

  • December 25th 2021 · Registration opens noon (GMT)

  • March 1st 2022 · Submission Deadline & Registration close noon (GMT)
  • April 1st 2022 · Announcement Day April 1st 2022 noon (GMT)
You can not submit after the deadline

The deadline can not be extended (Compare GMT with your timezone)




REGISTRATION CHECK LIST


To register you need the following details ready

  • your name
  • email address
  • telephone number with country code
  • country of citizenship
  • registration fee




CAN I UPLOAD MY VIDEO WITH MUSIC AFTER I HAVE REGISTERED?


Yes. Once registered, you can submit your Video with music anytime before the deadline using the Upload Button at the bottom of the home page here.




REGISTRATION FEE


  • Registration fee 40 Euros
The registration fee is payable via our website, using PayPal or Credit Card. To avoid disappointment, we recommend payment in advance, before the deadline. We reserve the right to close entry before the competition deadline.




WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE WON?


We will announce the winner and the 3 second place names Live on our Scorelive Facebook page, and notified you via email, on 1st April 2022 at noon (GMT).




WHEN IS THE GEMS FILM SCORING SUMMER PROGRAM DATE


July 1st - 12th 2022




SUBMITTING YOUR VIDEO+MUSIC FOR KLAUS GUIDE


  • Submit the video with your music embedded as a .mov file

  • Title your video with your full name (this will be removed before judged)

  • Go to the Scorelive home page and upload your .mov file using the WeTransfer button

  • Use the same email address you used to register when you send the .mov file

  • Send it to us here at support@scorelive.london

  • In the message section on WeTransfer add your full name you used when you registered

  • Send your .mov file

  • We will send you an acknowledgement email once we have downloaded and successfully received your .mov


(No click tracks are required on the video)




WHAT PART OF THE VIDEO DO I SCORE?


Once registered, you will have access to download the video with a start and finish Timecode. You can use these start and finish Timecode points to score between.




WHICH INSTRUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE ORCHESTRA?


You can use any orchestral instruments from your DAW sound library, including effects, voice etc.




DO I HAVE TO USE THE FULL ORCHESTRA?


No! It’s your choice which instruments you use for your composition. This is your opportunity to create a fantastic composition for this amazing cue, so go for it!




MEET THE JUDGES


GEMS ScoreLive Judges Nigel Ashley Lees · founder and CEO of GEMS and ScoreLive Competition Juanjo Molina · film and game composer. conductor Francesco Menini · film/classical composer. Orchestrator (the jury is subject to change)




HOW DO WE CHOOSE THE WINNERS


We look for the best! All registered composers videos will be individually reviewed and placed in ranking order. The top ranking composer score will be announced as the overall winner followed by the nine second place winners. All composers videos will be randomised and anonymous when sent to the judges and are graded on the following criteria.

  • Demonstrated ability to create an effective score for animation 

  • Melody & Harmony, Orchestration Skills

  • Counterpoint Techniques, Texture Variety 

  • Spotting

  • Originality




FEEDBACK ON YOUR COMPOSITION


Scorelive will provide written feedback for the winner and the 3 second place composers.




DO I OWN THE MUSIC I SUBMITTED?


Yes. You keep full ownership all the authors rights to your music you submitted. Anyone who accepts a prize from the competition agrees to provide a non-exclusive perpetual license to ScoreLive Competition, GEMS Film Scorings Summer Program and founder Nigel Ashley Lees, to share, perform, and promote all or a parts of their work created for the ScoreLive Competition including your orchestral recording. If you record your music on the GEMS Film Scorings Summer Program and wish to publish your music for commercial or professional use, you will need to contact the orchestra and studio for a licence.




CAN I PUBLISH THE VIDEO WITH MY MUSIC?


No. Publishing, broadcasting nor sharing of the video clip alone or with your music is not permitted on any known digital or terrestrial platform. This video can not be distributed, shared, broadcast, sold, licensed or published.




GEMS FILM SCORING SUMMER PROGRAM CODE OF CONDUCT


  • Be prepared to have an amazing time, ask questions, learn, be yourself, and have fun

  • Be punctual and on time for your classes, events and recording
  • Remain respectful towards fellow participants, technicians, staff, tutors and musicians




SOCIAL MEDIA


The winner, second place winners and runner ups, who accept the prizes, agree to provide ScoreLive Competition and GEMS full ownership of the any or all audio, video, digital content of them or that includes them, created on, during or for the ScoreLive Competition or GEMS Film Scoring Summer Program, to use in our promotions, marketing and admissions campaign across our social media and websites. Digital content will be shared with all participants for them to use as well.




NEED TO TALK?


If you still need help, don’t hesitate, don't wait, email us support@scorelive.london




DISCLAIMERS & COMPETITION RULES


ScoreLive Competition reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all registration fees, any participant who fails to submit their Video+Music, by the stated deadline.

By submitting your music, you, the participant agree, that your composition is an original score composed only by you.

Participants hold the competition organisers harmless and will indemnify against any costs or damages or liabilities incurred by breach or alleged breach of this representation.

ScoreLive Competition is under no obligation to provide comments or feedback regarding the submitted composition or the decision process.

ScoreLive Competition deny any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible or liable for, the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding any score.

If you are under 18, and selected, you will need to attend the recording with an accompanying adult.

Prizes are not transferable to another person nor another date.

Scholarship awards are deducted from the full tuition fee from the GEMS Film Scorings Summer Program. The awards will reduce the tuition fee by the percentage won. All ScoreLive Competition scholarships are nullified should the competition not run.

Refunds. We will return your registration fee, after deducting all bank, credit card or PayPal transfer charges we incur upon receipt. Any return fee charges incurred by the recipient will not be included. Registration fees will be returned via the same platform from which they were issued.

ScoreLive Competition reserve the right to make changes to the competition, add updates and cancel the competition. If the ScoreLive Competition is cancelled, registration refunds will be made.

GEMS reserves the right to make changes to GEMS Film Scoring Summer Program, add updates and cancel the program. If the GEMS Film Scoring Summer Program is cancelled the ScoreLive Competition prizes will be passed on to the following GEMS Film Scoring Summer Program.

The ScoreLive Competition prizes are to attend the GEMS Film Scoring Summer Program, in what ever form and content the GEMS Film Scoring Summer Program takes.

Due to the current global coronavirus pandemic, the form and content of the GEMS Film Scoring Summer Program may change.

The published date for the GEMS Film Scoring Summer Program, may be subject to change, due to coronavirus pandemic, international travel restrictions, or for any other reason. We advise all bookings should be made once GEMS have confirmed the program will go ahead. Participants are fully responsible for any cancelation or costs for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

If sufficient registrations are not met by February 1st 2022, the ScoreLive Competition will be closed on February 1st 2022 and admissions fee refunds made.

All decisions by the Jury and ScoreLive Competition are final.




PRIZES


GEMS FILM SCORING PROGRAM, SPAIN 2022
Now in its 6th year, the G EMS Film Scoring Summer Program is one of the most popular international film scoring programs in the world, and brings in award winning Hollywood composers, orchestrators, USC tutors, mentoring, music business industry masterclasses, prizes and awards, lunches with the maestros and concludes with a professional live orchestral recording. Check it out. Programs, Highlights2021, Highlights2019, Highlights2018 , Highlights2017




WHERE DO I DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO?


Once registered you will receive a link to download the video with Timecode embedded.




WHAT IF I CAN NOT ATTEND THE SUMMER PROGRAM


No problem. If you are selected as a winner or one of the nine second places, or a runner up, but can not attend the GEMS Film Scoring Summer Program in person, you can attend online. (Selected online platform to be announced.)





This competition puts you and your music right in the heart of Hollywood
Register now to win an amazing film scoring summer program in Spain