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Lowden Young Guitarist Rules

Lowden Young Guitarist Rules

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Please read the rules, terms and conditions carefully before entering the Lowden Young Guitarist Of The Year competition.
Please read the rules, terms and conditions carefully before entering the Lowden Young Guitarist Of The Year competition.

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Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year 2014
To celebrate the 40
th
 anniversary of the Lowden Guitar, George Lowden Guitars are delighted to introduce the Young Guitarist of the Year 2014 competition. George Lowden has been designing and making his acoustic guitars in Ireland since 1974 and exporting them worldwide since 1981. A growing team of craftsmen, including 2 of his sons, work under his direct supervision building Lowden guitars by hand in Downpatrick, Co Down. Making a Lowden requires a passionate commitment to no compromise. This commitment is something we will look for in the eventual winner of the competition. The Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year gives you an opportunity to showcase your skills in front of prominent music industry figures. The competition will showcase your skills not just through social media, but also in front of a live audience for the competition winner.
The Competition Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year
 sponsored by George Lowden Guitars, Amped Promotions, Candyrat, G7th Capo Co, and LR Baggs.
It is open to entrants, worldwide, aged 25 or below on 20
th
 November 2014.
 
How To Enter
All you have to do to enter is upload a video to YouTube of you performing on the guitar a composition composed or arranged by you. The video must be no more than four minutes long. You must then place a link to the video on to the Lowden Young Guitarist Of The Year Facebook page on
12
th
 September 2014
. Be sure to put
“Lowden Young Guitarist Competition Entry”
in the video title. You
MUST
 also submit the competition entry form available in the tabs at the top of the George Lowden Guitars Facebook page.
An independent judging panel will judge all the competition entries based on four criteria: composition, technical ability, taste and feel, performance and delivery
. The panel will then prepare a shortlist of finalists that will be announced on www.georgelowden.com and the Facebook page. The finalists will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges and industry figures. The winner will be announced in
September 2014.
 The winner will win a Lowden acoustic guitar, and will enjoy the prestige of being crowned Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year 2014. The winner will also be flown to perform in the
Lowden 40th Anniversary Concert in Belfast, NI on 20th November 2014
. They will be eligible for a 1-year management contract and will be featured in magazines and press. Before entering, be sure to read the Terms & Conditions carefully.
 
 
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Important – if you are under 18, a parent or guardian must consent to you entering the competition before you enter.
Closing date for entries is
11:59pm GMT, Sunday 31
st
 August.
 The shortlist will be announced at the Lowden website on
12th September 2014.
 Good luck!
Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year 2014 Competition Rules 1.
 
Competition
1.1.
 
By taking part in the Lowden Young Guitarist of the Year 2014 competition (“
Competition
”), you agree to be bound by the terms set out herein (
“Competition Rules”
). 1.2.
 
The organiser of the Competition is George Lowden Guitars Limited, a company with a registered address at Unit 27, Down Business Centre, Belfast, BT30 9UP (company no. NI054467 (“
Lowden
”) in association with Amped Promotions. 1.3.
 
Clause headings will not affect the interpretation of these Competition Rules, and a reference to a clause is a reference to a clause in these Competition Rules. Words in the singular include the plural and in the plural include the singular, and references to any gender include all genders. References to
including
 and
include(s)
 shall be deemed to mean respectively
including without limitation
 and
include(s) without limitation
.
2.
 
Eligibility
2.1.
 
You may only enter the Competition if you will be 25 years old or younger on 20
th
November 2014. 2.2.
 
If you are under 18 years old on the date that you submit your video, you will need the consent of your parent or guardian before entering the Competition. You must not enter the Competition unless you have obtained the relevant consent of your parent or guardian.
2.3.
 
You must be available to perform at the Lowden 40
th
 Anniversary Concert in Belfast on 20
th
 November 2014.
2.4.
 
Employees and/or freelance contributors, contractors or sub-contractors of Lowden, and any of the official partners, sponsors, or associates of Lowden relating to the Competition (any such party,
“Associates”
) or any Judges (as defined at clause 4.2) and any family members of any of the aforementioned parties are not eligible to enter this Competition.
3.
 
Competition Entry
3.1.
 
In order to enter the Competition, you must submit a video (“
Entry
”) of you (“
Entrant
”) performing a composition on the guitar (“
Composition
”). 3.2.
 
The Composition: 3.2.1.
 
may be performed either solo or over a backing track (which you have the right to use or allow to be used for the purposes set out in the Competition Rules);
 
 
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3.2.2.
 
must either be an original piece of music composed by you or an original arrangement by you of an existing piece of music (for which you have the consent of the rights holder to use or allow to be used in accordance with the Competition Rules); and 3.2.3.
 
must not contain anything which may be deemed obscene or offensive. 3.3.
 
A Composition that has won a prize in a major national or international competition or that has been entered into such a competition where the results are still pending is not eligible for entry. 3.4.
 
An Entry will only be admissible if it is: 3.4.1.
 
submitted in accordance with the instructions set out on the Lowden Facebook page; 3.4.2.
 
submitted by an Entrant (or, where the Entrant is under 18 years of age, by a parent or guardian on behalf of the Entrant) (not via an agency or any other representative body); and 3.4.3.
 
received by Lowden no later than
11:59 pm on Sunday 31
st
 August 2014.
 3.5.
 
An Entrant is only permitted to submit one Entry in the Competition. 3.6.
 
There is no fee for entering the Competition.
4.
 
Judging, Notification and Finals
 4.1.
 
Each Entry will be judged on the following four criteria: composition, technical ability, taste and feel, performance and delivery. 4.2.
 
Subject to clause 4.7, a panel of judges appointed by Lowden (“
Judges”
) will determinate (at its sole discretion) which Entrants shall be short-listed for the next round of the Competition (such participants, “
Finalists
”). Finalists will be announced on
12
th
 September 2014
 on www.georgelowden.com (
“Lowden Website
”) and on Lowden’s Facebook page. 4.3.
 
The selected Finalists may be requested to submit an additional entry video (“
Additional Video”
) for the Judges to determine the winner of the Competition (
“Winner”
). If you do not comply with any request by the Judges to submit an Additional Video, you may be disqualified from the Competition. For the avoidance of doubt, any Additional Video will be subject to the same restrictions as an Entry and will be subject to these Competition Rules. 4.4.
 
The Judges will select one Winner from the Finalists. The Winner will be announced at the
end of September
 
2014
 on the Lowden Website and on Lowden’s Facebook page. 4.5.
 
All decisions by the Judges, Lowden or its Associates in relation to the Competition are final. In the event of a disagreement between any of these parties, Lowden shall be entitled to make the final decision.
4.6.
 
If the quality of Entries does not meet the standard required by Lowden, at its sole discretion, Lowden reserves the right to instruct the Judges not to select any Finalists and/or Winner.

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