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Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 04:33 AM Reply

Home - Participants - How The Contest Works - Rules - Results

Welcome to RAC 7

One of the biggest events for the Newgrounds audio community is about to go into it's 7th event and some major changes in the format will make this edition even more exciting!. The RAC (Represent A Country) Contest is a huge event in which artists can represent a country through their music in a variety of creative ways. Some artists previously in the contest have gone on to become big names in the NG community and it is also a fantastic opportunity for newcomers to meet other artists and make new friends.

Key Dates

6 Aug - Contest Launch
3rd Sept - Recommended Submission Date*
16th Sept - Submission Deadline
21st sept - Votes Deadline
24th Sept - Results Week

If there is a semi final the above 2 dates will apply to the semi-final only and the contest will be extended by one week, meaning that the final Votes deadline will be 29th and that the Final results week will start on the 1st October.

*This is the best time to submit in order to promote your song and gain more points.

How To Take Part
Make sure you familiarise yourself with how the contest works by reading the rules and how the contest works pages. Once you do that also check to see which countries have applied so far, when you're ready to apply fill in the form below and post it in this thread:

Name Of Act:
Country:
Genre: (Can be Decided Later)
Name of Track: (Can be Decided Later)
Once you have posted this wait to be confirmed by me! (This should take less than 24 hours)

The Top 5

The top 5 are the countries that obtained the top 5 places from the last contest. These countries are automatically in the final if we have to have a semi-final. The acts that participated as those countries last time have first take at the countries, but not all of them have been taken, the ones that are available are free to claim by anyone, but they still keep the top 5 status.
These are the top 5 placing countries from the last contest...

Turkey

  • Ayaklanma Bok (RAC 2012)
    Ayaklanma Bok (RAC 2012) by Rahmemhotep

    Turkish entry for the sixth Represent A Country competition 2012

    Score
    4.59 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Miscellaneous
    Popularity
    868 Views

France
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/477056?updated=1

Japan

  • LO - Black Keys (RAC2012)
    LO - Black Keys (RAC2012) by LiquidOoze

    Represent a Country 2012 - Japan

    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Dance
    Popularity
    995 Views

Egypt

  • [RAC 2012] Osiris' Faahkt
    [RAC 2012] Osiris' Faahkt by xxxZigZagxxx

    egypt rac 2012

    Score
    4.23 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    326 Views

India

  • Maurya Thunder - RAC'12
    Maurya Thunder - RAC'12 by AKACCMIOF

    Maurya Thunder - The RAC'12 Submission for India

    Score
    4.58 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Dubstep
    Popularity
    1,936 Views

Make sure you keep active in the thread, people who tend to visit the thread more often usually get better results and meeting new people and taking part in the conversations are all part of a contest! I'm here to answer any questions.

Good look to everyone, lets have a great contest!

Represent A Country 7 [Contest]

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 04:55 AM Reply

Everyone who didn't make it into the first round of the NGADM, here's a great opportunity for you to participate in another popular NG based contest!

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 07:31 AM Reply

Name Of Act: To be decided?
Country: Great Britain (specifically England - focussing on the Medieval Period and Contemporary influences)
Genre: Most likely drum and bass
Name of Track: To be decided.

Thanks!


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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 09:18 AM Reply

Would like to clarify some things. So the country of choice this time around is open format? And is RAC becoming a a bi-yearly event now?


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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 09:25 AM Reply

I'm not quite sure whether we can only choose from those ''top 5 countries'' or we can pick any country we want. Could you please clarify?


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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 09:33 AM Reply

Name Of Act: Dr.Slo
Country: Serbia
Genre: (Can be Decided Later)
Name of Track: (Can be Decided Later)

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 10:34 AM Reply

Name Of Act: Tarlung
Country: France
Genre: Well se what happens
Name of Track: Havent come up with anything yet.


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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 02:44 PM Reply

At 8/6/12 07:10 AM, Lasse wrote: can i call dibs on japan?

Japan is yours!

At 8/6/12 07:31 AM, HyperTrough wrote: Name Of Act: To be decided?
Country: Great Britain (specifically England - focussing on the Medieval Period and Contemporary influences)
Genre: Most likely drum and bass
Name of Track: To be decided.

Thanks!

I'm sorry, United Kingdom has been reserved for someone who Pm'd me just after this thread was posted.

At 8/6/12 09:18 AM, Cross666 wrote: Would like to clarify some things. So the country of choice this time around is open format? And is RAC becoming a a bi-yearly event now?

Yes, we have gone back to open format, with me approving as soon as I can. There should be an edition during the summer and winter periods of each year now! :)

At 8/6/12 09:33 AM, slobadragovic wrote: Name Of Act: Dr.Slo
Country: Serbia
Genre: (Can be Decided Later)
Name of Track: (Can be Decided Later)

Serbia is yours! :D

At 8/6/12 10:34 AM, Usernamemyarse wrote: Name Of Act: Tarlung
Country: France
Genre: Well se what happens
Name of Track: Havent come up with anything yet.

France is already taken. Please check the participants list!

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 03:44 PM Reply

As much as I would love to join this again, I'm afraid I won't have enough time for this. But it's great that you started this contest again :)


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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 04:10 PM Reply

My two cents.

The winner of this contest will simply be the one whose song is the most popular, regardless of musicality, or whether it actually conveys the feeling of the country it's supposed to represent.

Also the fact that winners are also determined by self-promoting this year further increases the chance that anyone, regardless of musicality or production ability can win.

Audio peoples, start whoring your music unashamedly! (abiding with the audio forum rules of course)

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 04:16 PM Reply

I'll go ahead and enter. Why not?

Name Of Act: Papkee
Country: China
Genre: Orchestral
Name of Track: Tiger Lilly

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 05:10 PM Reply

At 8/6/12 04:10 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: My two cents.

The winner of this contest will simply be the one whose song is the most popular, regardless of musicality, or whether it actually conveys the feeling of the country it's supposed to represent.

Also the fact that winners are also determined by self-promoting this year further increases the chance that anyone, regardless of musicality or production ability can win.

Audio peoples, start whoring your music unashamedly! (abiding with the audio forum rules of course)

Well the jury do mark representation and production. And I trust that the participants themselves can vote for what sounds good and what does the job for that country. Promotion only accounts for 1 3rd of the final result.

The final scores aren't determined just by the one factor, the winner has to be good at everything across the whole board and popular with all the voters.

I don't think there's anything wrong with having to promote your music and get more support, that's how it works everywhere else....

At 8/6/12 04:16 PM, papkee wrote: I'll go ahead and enter. Why not?

Name Of Act: Papkee
Country: China
Genre: Orchestral
Name of Track: Tiger Lilly

Awesome! China is in!

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 05:56 PM Reply

Name Of Act: BrokenDeck
Country: USA
Genre: It's a surprise!
Name of Track: Also a surprise!

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 06:05 PM Reply

I would like to represent Zimbabwe if at all possible, I hope no one else has taken it

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 06:16 PM Reply

At 8/6/12 05:56 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: Name Of Act: BrokenDeck
Country: USA
Genre: It's a surprise!
Name of Track: Also a surprise!

United States is yours! :D

At 8/6/12 06:05 PM, Gobblemeister wrote: I would like to represent Zimbabwe if at all possible, I hope no one else has taken it

Zimbabwe is all yours!

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 06:19 PM Reply

Name Of Act: Blue Youth
Country: Austria
Genre: Ambient
Name of Track: Umgebungs (subject to change)


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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 06:25 PM Reply

Name Of Act: Phyrnna
Country: Sealand
Genre: TBA
Name of Track: TBA

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 06:29 PM Reply

At 8/6/12 06:19 PM, J-Rex wrote: Name Of Act: Blue Youth
Country: Austria
Genre: Ambient
Name of Track: Umgebungs (subject to change)

Austria is all yours!

At 8/6/12 06:25 PM, HalcyonicFalconX wrote: Name Of Act: Phyrnna
Country: Sealand
Genre: TBA
Name of Track: TBA

Sealand? I'm afraid I can't accept that country, please select another.

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 06:31 PM Reply

At 8/6/12 06:29 PM, NeonProject wrote:
Sealand? I'm afraid I can't accept that country, please select another.

Aww boo. D:

poor sealand got rejected again... xD
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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 06:32 PM Reply

At 8/6/12 06:31 PM, HalcyonicFalconX wrote:
At 8/6/12 06:29 PM, NeonProject wrote:
Sealand? I'm afraid I can't accept that country, please select another.
Aww boo. D:

poor sealand got rejected again... xD

Haha, choose another country! :D

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 06:34 PM Reply

At 8/6/12 06:32 PM, NeonProject wrote:
At 8/6/12 06:31 PM, HalcyonicFalconX wrote:
At 8/6/12 06:29 PM, NeonProject wrote:
Sealand? I'm afraid I can't accept that country, please select another.
Aww boo. D:

poor sealand got rejected again... xD
Haha, choose another country! :D

Would you accept either Hong Kong or Vatican City?

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 06:36 PM Reply

I can accept both! Which one do you want? :P

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 06:46 PM Reply

At 8/6/12 06:36 PM, NeonProject wrote: I can accept both! Which one do you want? :P

I'll go for Vatican City. :3

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 06:52 PM Reply

At 8/6/12 06:46 PM, HalcyonicFalconX wrote:
At 8/6/12 06:36 PM, NeonProject wrote: I can accept both! Which one do you want? :P
I'll go for Vatican City. :3

Awesome.... Vatican City is all yours!

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 06:57 PM Reply

Hey, one question, can I take a local nursery rhyme and integrate it to my song? I know remixes aren't allowed, but what about taking traditional themes?


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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 07:02 PM Reply

At 8/6/12 06:57 PM, camoshark wrote: Hey, one question, can I take a local nursery rhyme and integrate it to my song? I know remixes aren't allowed, but what about taking traditional themes?

Uncredited traditional themes are allowed, but make sure that your composition is original and that the existing theme doesn't take a dominating role.

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 07:06 PM Reply

Name Of Act: Knoxius
Country: India (Italy if that's taken)
Genre:
Name of Track:

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 07:07 PM Reply

At 8/6/12 07:02 PM, NeonProject wrote:
At 8/6/12 06:57 PM, camoshark wrote: Hey, one question, can I take a local nursery rhyme and integrate it to my song? I know remixes aren't allowed, but what about taking traditional themes?
Uncredited traditional themes are allowed, but make sure that your composition is original and that the existing theme doesn't take a dominating role.

What do you mean by uncredited? as in without any form of copyright?

And yes, the nursery rhyme will only be used in the intro.


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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 07:12 PM Reply

At 8/6/12 07:06 PM, Knoxius wrote: Name Of Act: Knoxius
Country: India (Italy if that's taken)
Genre:
Name of Track:

India is yours!

At 8/6/12 07:07 PM, camoshark wrote: What do you mean by uncredited? as in without any form of copyright?

And yes, the nursery rhyme will only be used in the intro.

Exactly!

That's fine then! I'm looking forward to it! :)

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Response to Represent A Country 7 [Contest] Aug. 6th, 2012 @ 07:57 PM Reply

I'd like to do Canada, but I'm not sure if I'd be able to pull it off. Can a be a jerk and reserve it anyway, just in case?


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