ACGC’s Tiny “School” Desk Concert

To mark the start of the school year, Austin Child Guidance Center is hosting an Online Back to School Party on August 21 and we inviting STUDENTS to join the fun!

Students from Kindergarten through High School can send an entry to our version of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series. Our panel of local judges will choose the winners from two categories: Solo Artist and Duo/Band. The winners will be invited to perform at our Online Back to School Party on August 21, 2020 and be featured at our 9th Annual Austin Originals Benefit Concert in 2021.

Submit your audition video using the form below, entries will be accepted through July 30, 2020

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You or your band must have at least one student in elementary, middle or high school. Family members (a parent/siblings) are welcome to participate provided a minimum of one family member is of school age. You can't currently have a record deal. This release form signed by a parent/guardian will be required at time of submission to be considered a valid entry. Videos submitted without the required waiver will be deleted.

HOW TO ENTER: You have to submit a short video under three (3) minutes in length, with your performance of a single song at a “school” desk. Original songs are preferred. The Video must be unique, meaning it must have been created solely for this Contest and not have been previously published or posted online or entered into any other contest or competition. Professionally produced videos will not receive additional consideration.

VIDEOS MUST feature a desk (ideally a school desk) in the video; contain a song that is an original composition or version of a favorite song; be created specifically for this event; be a maximum of three (3) minutes in length; and be uploaded to www.austinchildguidance.org

VIDEOS MUST NOT contain material that is vulgar, racist, derogatory, inflammatory or crude in nature; or include third parties, including but not limited to minors, celebrities, and friends who have not provided written permission to display their image, likeness, or voice in the Video.

JUDGING CRITERIA: The preliminary panel of judges will use the following criteria when selecting finalists in each category:

  • 40% Musical Quality and Overall Appeal,
  • 40% Originality,
  • 20% Stage Presence and Charisma. 

Ten (10) entries in each category will be selected as finalists. The Final Judges will select the winner in each based on the following criteria:

  • 40% Musical Quality and Overall Appeal,
  • 40% Originality,
  • 20% Stage Presence and Charisma.

The winner in each category will be invited to perform their song for our Online Back to School Party on August 21, and join us for our 9th Austin Originals Concert in 2021.  

Tiny School Desk Concert Submission Form
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