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NGUAC 2021 Tryouts

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NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-15 21:10:34


Welcome to the 2021 Newgrounds Underdogs’ Audio Contest, the 8th rendition of an annual music competition on the site.  


Wow, this sounds really cool! How do I join?

Just post a link (JUST ONE) to the piece you want the judges to consider in this thread. For this round, it can be something you wrote years ago, or you can make it from scratch specifically for the competition. You can also change the piece you’d like us to judge by posting a new one before the deadline.


When’s the deadline?

You have until 23:59 (11:59 p.m.) Eastern Daylight Time on August 6, 2021 to enter the competition.


What happens after I submit my piece?

Immediately after the tryout submission phase, the participants will be grouped evenly based on their fan totals, and about half of them will be accepted into the next round. Participants won’t directly compete outside of their groups until the Final Round. There are 3 rounds over the course of about 2 months.


That’s 2 months of my life you’re talking about. What’s in it for me?

Prizes will include forum signatures for the top 3 finishers boasting of their success in the competition, as well as spots on the front page of the Audio Portal the week after the competition. You can also expect to improve your music, meet a ton of awesome people, and gain some more exposure on the site.


So who are the beautiful humans that make all this possible?

@ACXLE, @AlbeGian, @Ethansight, @Midimachine, @SkyeWint, @SplatterDash, @VocalOutburst, @VociferousMusic, and myself have joined the judging team so far. @Everratic has helped me out a lot with some administrative stuff. We’re also still looking for judges, so please PM me if you’d like to nominate one. 


Also, @Decky makes the forum signatures for the winners, and @TomFulp runs the entire website and stuff.


What else do I need to know?

Honestly, you need to know way more things than can fit in just one forum post. PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF RULES HERE. When in doubt, ask for clarification in this thread or via PM.


But above all, remember to have a ton of fun! The competition will begin...um...RIGHT NOW!



"Reflect on your evils, lest they reflect on you." ~A Magic card lol

Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-15 21:19:18


Here's an invite link to the Newgrounds Audio Discord group, where you can discuss the competition and give and receive feedback. If you're a judge, you can ask me or a moderator to add you to the private judge channel when you join.


https://discord.gg/H6BkyHYf

Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-15 21:24:51


I do not know if I am very early but I have been waiting a long time for this, I hope that this year I can finally be accepted :)

DuneBreaker (newgrounds.com)


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Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-15 23:25:23


Here’s my submission! Best of luck to everyone! :D


Best and take care!

~Zach (AlphaStorm)

Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-15 23:36:20



One day I saw two birds that looked like they were fused together to make one bird-bird hybrid.


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Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-15 23:42:43


Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-16 00:28:45


I can't believe I'm early!


Anyway, time to give this a try again :D and good luck to everyone participating

Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-16 01:09:21


Here’s my submission. I hope I improved since 2018’s Trip to Egypt!


Just a normal person trying to make music


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Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-16 09:54:14



*some imaginary gleaming custom art right here*

Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-16 17:30:29


I know I also used this for NGADM audition, but it is a cool piece soo


Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-17 02:48:48


Feels good to be tuning in again. Here is my submission:



Go and subscribe and comment on my flies.

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Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-17 14:33:58


My entry

Für Dich

Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-17 17:50:59



This is a signature. Aren't I creative?

Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-17 18:04:42 (edited 2021-07-17 18:04:54)


I’m not holding back this year. I can and will make it to the final round. I know I can do this!


This is a song I made for a friend. Sorry, Tainted. It’s not you… but it could happen. ;)



“Anger can make certain choices clearer. Patterns always emerge, even in chaos. This need not define you. Let it amplify you.” - Duet (game)

Response to NGUAC 2021 Tryouts 2021-07-17 19:07:39


This isn't something I'd ordinarily try, so that's why I'm trying.



nothing to see here definently not kidnapped by bart simpson!!! :)

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