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- Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 10:11 PM Reply

Welcome, professionals, to the...

DREAMS OF SPLENDOR CONTEST

Theory Behind Contest
There are those who are born to be heroes. There are men and women who share the unshakeable faith and determination to conquer the highest achievements that the world has to offer -- goals that only titans may reach. These individuals are set apart from the monotonous and useless amateurs who call themselves "normal people" or "average." They are the heroes of noble honors, kings of our age, and rulers of their own destiny; not defined by the world they live in, but defined by their will to become who they were born to be.

THEY ARE REVOLUTIONARY. THEY ARE NEWGROUNDS AUDIO PORTAL GUYS... and girls.

I present to you an opportunity to prove yourself. A chance in a lifetime to become who you are meant to be. I have prepared a contest, and its purpose is to reveal the legends of our audio portal. Will you be a legend? Will you become the hero of our Newgrounds website? Sign up today!

Genre and Setting
I want you to envision yourself on top of the highest point of achievement. You have reached the world's limit, and exceeded all expectations. Your dreams of splendor have become a reality, and you are a legend amongst all. The leaders of the world have called a mass gathering, all in one accord, to hear your speech that will leave an everlasting impact on the past, present, and future of human history. You step up, speech in hand, as the entire Earth stand in awe and open ears as your prepare to speak, and then...

(INSERT YOUR SUBMISSION HERE).

Requirements to Participate
You do not need to know how to write music, nor do you need to know how to read music. All I want from you is to produce an original song that dictates the GREATEST SONG YOU HAVE EVER PRODUCED. I will coordinate this contest myself, and will judge the music based on emotional and quality performance. If you believe that you are capable of defeating all the other self-proclaimed 'Legends,' then you are the right person to join this contest!

Just be sure you understand the following...
1) The Audio Forum Rules

2) You may submit any genre of music. I prefer that you submit a song in the musical category you are most comfortable with. Any type of music will be accepted.

3) Vocals are allowed. Even voice acting submissions.

4) Copies of other works, whether copyrighted or not, are STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. You shall not steal.

5) You may PM my representative if you have any questions or concerns relating to this contest.

6) You may PM me if you have any questions or concerns relating to contest rewards. If you are a mod, then please contact me instead of Samulis.

Some Thoughts Before Proceeding
Preparing a song that is the best you have to offer is a daunting task. Be sure you pay close attention to every distinct detail of your submission. I would also suggest you get others to listen and see what their opinions are before you submit your work to this contest.

If you need help with your music, whether it be technical or compositional support, you can contact some of the audio artists on this site. I'm sure they will be more than happy to help you.

I will not reject any submission unless it violates the BBS rules, or copyright laws. So, you can choose to submit whatever you want. Producing music that utilizes the best software that the music industry has to offer is essential to succeeding in your career as a musician. I will try my best to get you motivated so you will submit the best song that your heart and mind can design.

You must create your theme song.

Contest Deadline
Since this is quite a massive project, I have decided to give you all a generous deadline. Please have your submission turned in by FEBRUARY 4TH 0:00

REWARDS
(Must have a paypal account)
FIRST PLACE: A secret prize and hopefully a spot on the front page

SECOND PLACE: $20 and hopefully a spot on the front page

THIRD PLACE: $10 and hopefully a spot on the front page

FOURTH PLACE: Huh?

Judgement Specifications
I will be judging each submission that is submitted to this contest, and each submission will be placed on a 'top song list.' The three best submissions will receive their just rewards, and all other submissions will be honorably mentioned. The results of the judging will be posted on February 5th.

Your submission must be completely original and specifically designed for this contest. Trust me, the time spent is well worth it, and submitting a song that you made last week will not benefit your cause whatsoever.

Be a good sport. This thread is strictly for submissions so I can easily tally the songs. Please post any questions or comments in the Discussion Thread

GOOD LUCK, AND CREATE YOUR THEME SONG OF VICTORY!!!


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 10:27 PM Reply

WATCH OUT, average man coming through!


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 10:35 PM Reply

I have won the CROWN, and now I must conquer the DREAMS OF SPLENDOR! :O

I'm getting started when I get back from vacation :]
I think this will bring out some great tracks from everyone! I can't wait to hear them.

Good luck everyone!


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 10:49 PM Reply

Deadlyfishes brought up a good issue.

You may submit a song with any type of length you want. I doubt there will be many 36 minute long tracks, but I would prefer that everyone submits something that is longer than 1:00 minute.


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 10:51 PM Reply

I'll give it a shot! I need to do more contests on newgrounds


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 4th, 2013 @ 11:07 PM Reply

I shall commit.

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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 02:28 AM Reply

If I have time to write something, I'll submit!

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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 06:16 AM Reply

may the battle commence!


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 10:17 AM Reply

Last time I did not put in a fully serious submission. Time to make a real one.


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 01:54 PM Reply

I'm game. :)

Nice contest idea.


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 08:48 PM Reply

Just an update..

First place will receive $100


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 5th, 2013 @ 09:07 PM Reply

I am in this. With the little that I have, may these songs overcome.


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 6th, 2013 @ 01:08 AM Reply

Idea got. Work has been started, and it shall be magnificent and beautiful and I might ask Step for orchestral instruments because the only ones I have are too crap for this contest.


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 6th, 2013 @ 02:17 AM Reply

glad to see a contest for this month.. I dunno if I will enter as it depends on a variety of external factors.. but I wish the contestants good luck!


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 6th, 2013 @ 12:20 PM Reply

Does this contest allow participants use any genre he/she want? The requirement of the thread is quite shady and I don't want to make assumption.


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 6th, 2013 @ 12:41 PM Reply

At 1/6/13 12:20 PM, Elitistinen wrote: Does this contest allow participants use any genre he/she want? The requirement of the thread is quite shady and I don't want to make assumption.

"I will not reject any submission unless it violates the BBS rules, or copyright laws. So, you can choose to submit whatever you want."


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 6th, 2013 @ 05:22 PM Reply

Holy crap, I can make money by writing a theme song for myself?

Consider me a participant!


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 7th, 2013 @ 10:25 AM Reply

Don't know if I can spend the time and energy for this since I really have a big project to submit by the month end. Hopefully I can make something before the deadline.

And I might need a vocalist since if it has to be my "best" work, it needs lyrics and a singer.

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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 7th, 2013 @ 04:19 PM Reply

Oh wow what an awesome concept! It'll be really interesting to see what people come up with when writing something about themselves. It also sounds really challenging but too good to pass up.. Count me in!

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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 7th, 2013 @ 04:52 PM Reply

I've been working full time on my entry since you announced the contest... can't wait to finish and publish this.

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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 7th, 2013 @ 06:08 PM Reply

Damn, with all these incredible composers taking up such big projects already, I may as well not even bother attempting to enter with something.

Can't wait to see what everyone cooks up. I predict one hell of an interesting contest.


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 7th, 2013 @ 06:24 PM Reply

At 1/7/13 06:08 PM, Step wrote: Damn, with all these incredible composers taking up such big projects already, I may as well not even bother attempting to enter with something.

Yep...that's what I'm starting to think too.


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 7th, 2013 @ 10:05 PM Reply

At 1/7/13 06:24 PM, ZipZipper wrote:
At 1/7/13 06:08 PM, Step wrote: Damn, with all these incredible composers taking up such big projects already, I may as well not even bother attempting to enter with something.
Yep...that's what I'm starting to think too.

Think about it not as a contest, but as a personal test. Push yourself to the very limit of your creativity and unleash every skill you have in order to produce something that you would otherwise not have thought of without the potential prize.

This contest is merely a motivator to inspire you to create something that defines you. In the end, the song is all about you.


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 8th, 2013 @ 01:58 AM Reply

You want my best song? Well, be prepared sir, because usually i spend between 6-11 days on songs. Now it is time to spend a month on one.

Be ready my good sir.

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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 8th, 2013 @ 05:21 PM Reply

I'm going to participate in this as well... I want a project that would push me to improve myself and make something that isn't just piano all the time -.-"

It's time I get serious and stop being such an ametuar >:D

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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 8th, 2013 @ 06:17 PM Reply

*Dusts himself off.

Well it has been a while...


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 8th, 2013 @ 06:32 PM Reply

At 1/8/13 06:17 PM, PeterSatera wrote: *Dusts himself off.

Well it has been a while...

Shit just got real.


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 8th, 2013 @ 06:46 PM Reply

At 1/8/13 06:17 PM, PeterSatera wrote: *Dusts himself off.

Well it has been a while...

Aw no. Well, here goes nothing.


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 9th, 2013 @ 12:12 PM Reply

Lets see if I can come up with something good :3


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Response to - Dreams of Splendor Contest - Jan. 9th, 2013 @ 04:27 PM Reply

At 1/9/13 12:12 PM, Envy wrote: Lets see if I can come up with something good :3

YES!!


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