Win £100 in time for Christmas
We've been busy in the studio creating a hot new playalong of O Holy Night, and we're giving you the chance to bag some extra cash in time for Christmas with our special winter challenge. The challenge, should you wish to accept it, is to make your best recording of you playing along to our new playalong of O Holy Night, and submit it to us. We'll take care of the rest, and who knows, you might be lucky enough to bag yourself some cash before Christmas!
The judge for this year's competition is Devilish Publishing's editor-in-chief, James McFadyen.
How to Enter
1st Place: £100 + recording featured on the O Holy Night playalong page + 5 free playalongs of your choice.
2nd Place: £25 + 3 free playalongs of your choice.
3rd Place: 2 free playalongs of your choice.
Highly Commended: Snatch some bragging rights for a great performance.
Bag yourself free playalongs!
The Rules / Terms & Conditions
- An 'applicant' is defined as a single user registered to the Devilish Publishing website and submits a recording for the competition
- Acceptable instruments played are: Bb/Eb Trumpet/Cornet, Flugelhorn, Tenor Trombone, Baritone Horn, Eb Tenor Horn, Euphonium. Use of instruments other than these are not allowed, and the entry will be disqualified.
- The use of multiple instruments is permitted, so long as it complies with rule #2.
- The recording MUST feature you playing along to our playalong of O Holy Night. Recordings without the backing track, or playing along to another backing track will be disqualified.
- The applicant must perform the playalong solely by themselves. Group recordings are not permitted.
- Only one submission per applicant is allowed.
- The competition is open to all nationalities, ages, genders and standards of playing.
- Artists that have contributed official recordings to previous playalongs are not eligible to enter.
- The judging criteria is primarily based on playing quality, but applicants are encouraged, where possible, to ensure a good balance is had between the backing track and the applicant's playing.
- Audio submission only, in high quality MP3. No videos please.
- The use of studio effects is permitted but is limited to tasteful amounts of EQ, compression and reverb only. Please do not add funky effects (e.g. delays, chorus, distortion, etc.).
- Recordings must be submitted by 23:59 (UTC) of the closing date (12th December). Entries submitted after this shall be disqualified. Applicants are advised to account for timezone differences.
- The purchase of the O Holy Night playalong is non-refundable in any circumstance, regardless if an entry is submitted by the applicant or not.
- Sharing of recordings in the public domain, including (but not limited to) social media, video uploading websites and other 3rd party uploading websites, is not allowed until after the winners have been announced.
- No cash alternative for non-cash prizes.
- Cash prizes are in GBP (Great British Pounds) and shall be transferred by bank transfer.
- The judge reserves the right to:
- not award prizes.
- disqualify any entry that does not comply with the rules.
- disqualify an entry based on any other moral or legal grounds, such as (but not limited to) hate speech, discrimination, obscene language, etc.
- The judge's decision is final.
- Any queries, concerns or questions you have concerning the competition, can be directed to us by email at email@example.com
The dates you need to know
6th November: Launch date!
12th December: Deadline for your entry (23:59 UTC)
14th December: Winner and prizes announced
15th December: Prizes (including prize money) distributed
- Be sure to enter... with £100 up for grabs, it's always worth a shot! You've got to be in it to win it, init!
- Want to have a go at it right now? Just visit the O Holy Night playalong page and download the sheet music for free before purchasing the whole playalong.
- You don't need a complex recording setup to enter, but it helps not to destroy your beautiful playing as if it has been recorded through a dial-up telephone. You can even make a decent recording using a tablet! Do try to make the best recording you can.