|WHAT IT IS||
Common, the hip hop and Grammy Award winning artist is inviting fresh and imaginative filmmakers to submit an original video* inspired by his latest track ‘Ghetto Dreams’. The winner will have their submission featured and promoted on Common's official website and his social media channels. In addition, the winner will be rewarded with an exclusive Canon T3i Digital Camera and a signed copy of Common's album, 'The Dreamer, The Believer'.
|WHO IT’S FOR||Filmmakers|
|WHO IT’S FROM|
|HOW THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN||
Common will choose the winner from all qualified submissions* with special consideration for the top voted entries.
*A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules
|WHAT THE WINNER WILL GET||
One winner will have their submission featured on Common's official website and his social media channels. The winner will also be rewarded with a Canon T3i Digital Camera and will receive a signed copy of Common's album 'The Dreamer, The Believer'.
3 runners up (as selected by Common) and the 3 highest voted artists will receive a signed copy of 'The Dreamer, The Believer'.
|WHAT TO DO NEXT||
Click “Get Started”
|DATES TO REMEMBER||
Submission Deadline: November 7, 2011
Voting Starts: November 8, 2011
Voting Ends: November 14, 2011
Winner Announcement: December 5, 2011
• Videos submitted must be compromised of original material (meaning the participant cannot use third party, copywritten materials), with the exception of usage of the audio for “Ghetto Dreams” for the purposes of this submission only
• Video submitted must be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes maximum
• To submit your video, upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo, then enter the video URL and click "Get Video". Please be sure to upload your final video to YouTube or Vimeo at least 48 hours prior to the submission deadline.
• The winner will be awarded a Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-55MM IS II lens
• In order to be selected as a finalist (as the winner, a runner-up or a highest-voted participant), the selected finalists shall grant ownership of all rights in and to the intellectual property to their submission to Common. This transfer will be arranged directly between Common's representatives and the selected finalists.
• Common has the right, but not the obligation, to use the selected finalists' submissions.
• The selected finalists will be allowed to use their submissions for portfolio purposes.
• Common's name or likeness shall not be used in any manner other than for promotional or marketing purposes related to the submissions.
Common was a highly influential figure in rap's underground during the '90s, keeping the sophisticated lyrical technique and flowing syncopations of jazz-rap alive in an era when commercial gangsta rap was threatening to obliterate everything in its path. His literate, intelligent, nimbly performed rhymes and political consciousness certainly didn't fit the fashions of the moment, but he was able to win a devoted cult audience.
For more information: thinkcommon.com