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Blastwave FX and Avid Announce New Sound Design Competition


Blastwave FX and Avid announced a new Sound Design Competition with the chance to win more than $12.000 on Avid/Blastwave FX products.


  • Submit: A 0:30 – 0:45 second video with stereo soundtrack. The total length should include the intro and outro video clips provided in the Competition Download Pack.
  • You must use at least three sound effects from the competition download pack. You may process and distort these effects, but they must be somewhat recognizable.
  • The intro and outro video clips must be used, and we encourage you to sound design them.
  • Entries can be any style: real/surreal, with or without dialogue, with live actors, documentary style interviews, motion graphics, animation, etc. Some participants will inevitably disagree with the wide-open format, but we want to encourage as much outside-the-box thinking and creativity as possible.
  • If you are one of the top twenty finalists, we will request the original Quicktime video.
  • The one winner will receive a Turnkey Post System (see Info section above).
  • Participants release all ownership rights related to their audio/video to Avid and Blastwave FX.
  • Participants’ names will be withheld from judges.


  • Upload video to You Tube.
  • Include “Blastwave FX and Avid Competition” and your name in the title.
  • Email the URL link to with “Competition Link” in the subject line. You will receive a confirmation email within five days upon submitting.


  • Audio: 16-bit 48 kHz or 44.1 kHz stereo .wav file.
    Video: H.264, 1280 x 720, 29.97 FPS, Quicktime


  • Skip Lievsay
  • Jacob Ribicoff
  • Ric Viers


  • How well the soundtrack supports the video or the video supports the soundtrack.
  • Exemplification of the question, “What is the role of sound for picture?”
  • Structure and flow from beginning to end.
  • The judges will evaluate the intro, outro, and everything in between.



Grand Prize (Need to submit an entry to the competition and get the 1st place)

  • Avid Media Composer
  • Mbox and Pro Tools LE
  • Blastwave FX Sonopedia Library
  • The Sound Effects Bible
  • DV Toolkit 2

Giveaway Prizes (just need to register on the competition) (2 Winners)

  • Mbox Mini and Pro Tools LE
  • Blastwave FX WavFX Library
  • 2 Blastwave FX Download Packs
  • The Sound Effects Bible
  • DV Toolkit 2


  • Submit entries by April 20, 2010
  • The winners will be announced on May 5, 2010.
  • The Winner must be prepared to describe how they created their entry, such as what kinds of editing software and plug-ins were used, where they acquired the video footage, etc.


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