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NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021!

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Hey everyone! Been a while since we had anything like this but — welcome to the NG Orchestral Composition Contest!


This is a contest to flex your orchestration skills. Classical, cinematic, VGM, and digital fusion scorers, come show us where it's at!


Your judges are @BroKendeck, @DavidOrr, @JessieYun, @sJLsmusic and myself (@Troisnyx). Prizes TBD!


Please read over the rules BEFORE you submit your submission(s), come back to read them again to make sure you're following all the rules here. Never hurts to double-check! ^_-


Without further ado, the Rules!


1): Make sure you're familiar with the Audio Portal rules in the FAQ. Read here: http://www.newgrounds.com/wiki/help-information/terms-of-use/audio-guidelines


2): ONLY post song submissions here (unless it's one of the judges with an update). Casual chatting and questions go in the Discussion Thread.


3): You must be at least 13 or over to enter.


4): You must be a registered Newgrounds user, and scouted on the Audio Portal, to enter. This is for anti-fraud purposes.


5): No covers or remixes, only new original entries are accepted.


6): Only solo entries are accepted! No collaborations.


7): On that note: Your works are meant to feature at least three whole instrument families of the orchestra! No exclusively solo compositions allowed. (We will, however, allow concertos, as the whole point of those is that the orchestra goes in and out with, and backs, a solo instrument on display.)


8): Instrumentals only! No vocal works. (Yes, that means no oratorios, no operas, no libretti or choirs, no sung pieces at all.)


9): Ethnic / folk / unusual instruments are accepted -- but they MUST be part of, and substantiated by, a regular orchestral setup.


10): You have between 15 February and 15 March 2021 08:00 PST to write your entry; you can enter only ONE submission per head.


11): Your song must be between 2 - 8 minutes. Any longer or shorter, and it will not be considered.


12): Tag your entry with "oc2021," it helps speed up the judging process!


13): If you're unsure of anything not listed (or have questions about what has been stated) in the rules, feel free to ask us questions in the discussion thread!


While we certainly encourage individuals to think outside-the-box in an effort to set themselves apart from other in the competition, there does need to be a sense of discernible structure to the piece to make it seem as if there is at least an 'attempt' of an orchestra playing at minimum.


While there are limitations to what many be achievable for some in the contest due to either hardware or budget restrictions, there should be considerations for the entry to come across as an orchestration and not an aleatoric or experimental composition. Otherwise approaches towards atonality and experimental structuring (with aleatoric elements in) are definitely allowed, but will likely end up judged more critically/harsher than a more tonal piece purely off of the difficulty of getting it 'right' in the context of the idea performed.


That does not necessarily mean that it's impossible to get a high score or even win outright with that approach, it's just that it's harder to do so (think of it as Hard Mode).


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Good luck, and happy composing!

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-15 18:20:12



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Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-16 03:53:04



Bandcamp | Ko-Fi | John Wall of Sound's Bandcamp

one of these days i'll have a proper website lmao

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-17 04:16:22



For the Clock Crew!

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-18 00:52:38



Here goes nothing.

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-19 12:26:40


Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-20 02:47:56



Good luck errybody

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-21 21:45:14



Freebies + Experimental Blues :P

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-22 07:58:49


The way he spent almost all of his saved up money on Black Friday and drop a banger for Newgrounds Orchestral Composition Contest 2021 while finishing it in 2 days is just full of the exaggerated swagger of an Asian teen.


vietnamese groove generator | audius | twitter

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Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-23 11:22:49



The Shruggle is Real

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-25 09:50:21



Enjoy


EODTC

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-27 05:29:09


Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-28 01:21:01


made this in actual notation software

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-02-28 23:06:15



My submission (new track)

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-03 21:37:35



I wish everyone luck!

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-08 10:21:28


Only a week left to the deadline, folks! Be sure to get your submissions in by then.

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-09 01:59:53


Here my Submission, enjoy!


Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-09 14:50:36



I hope you enjoy my entry! Good luck to everyone!


Listen to me on Spotify! DM for commissions or collabs!

Clockbeat's Spotify


Hello, everyone. Here is my humble piece.

I had an inspiration from music that reminds you of nature and battle at once.

Hope you like it.

Good luck to everyone ;)


Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-10 19:47:38


This is my submission. I hope you'll like it.


What doesn't kill you makes you gain EXP :)))

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Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-10 22:18:37


It feels good participating in NG again...


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Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-11 05:16:53


Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-11 14:40:47


Here's my entry! Good luck all!

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-11 19:38:46



Good luck, everybody! ^^


What doesn't strong you, makes you killer.

YouTube | Bandcamp

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Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-13 00:34:59


Well, all I can say is that I tried haha.


If you read this, you get a virtual cookie

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Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-13 12:32:13



Done!


a bit last minute but ere it is

i hope y'all enjoy because i put a LOT of work into this one. Judge this song instead of the previous song i posted.

Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-14 09:45:13


Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-14 14:02:44


Here's my submission. Due to my incapacity for completing stuff before a certain deadline, the treatment I gave to this song resulted shittier and more rushed than the songs I actually dedicate my own time to, without any deadline and stuff. I apologize for that. At least I hope you guys like it.



Putting the "pro" in procrastination since 2000.

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Response to NG Orchestral Composition Contest 2021! 2021-03-14 17:24:45