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Tom Lee Music Festival - Acoustic Guitar Online Competition 2022 Presented by Tom Lee Music Foundation

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Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, amateur or professional acoustic guitar player, you are warmly invited to participate in the "Tom Lee Music Festival - Acoustic Guitar Online Competition 2022" presented by the Tom Lee Music Foundation. There are altogether 4 categories - You can play solo to show your superb skills, or play and even sing with your partners to show the appeal of teamwork. Join now and don’t miss the chance to win rewarding prizes!

Application:

Submission deadline: 23:59 on 30th June, 2022
Application method: Complete the online entry form and submit entry with the YouTube link to your uploaded video
Entry Fee: Free of charge
Enquiry hotline: 2737 7605 (Monday - Friday, 10:00-18:00)

Competition Categories:

Competition Categories
Solo (Acoustic Guitar instrumental only)
Duo (Acoustic Guitars instrumental only)
Group of 3 persons or above (Acoustic Guitars instrumental only)
With vocal (At least ONE Acoustic Guitarist)

Each participating unit will receive a set of souvenirs."

Application Procedure:

1. Upload the entry video to your personal YouTube channel, which must be set as "viewable by public".
2. The YouTube video must be titled "Tom Lee Music Festival - Acoustic Guitar Online Competition 2022: (Name) - (Song Title)"
3. Add the Hashtag to the video description:
#TomLeeAcousticGuitarOnlineCompetition2022
#TomLeeAcousticGuitar
#TomLeeMusic

4. After reading and agreeing to the rules and terms of the competition, fill in the online registration form with the YouTube link. Registration is completed after successful submission.

Competition Rules and Terms:

1. Video qualified for entry must be within 1 to 4 minutes, the shooting location must be within Hong Kong or Macau. The video must be recorded within the year 2022.
2. The competition is opened for Hong Kong and Macau residents to join only.
3. Entries must use designated brands of acoustic guitars: Alhambra, Amalio Burguet, Art & Lutherie, Ditson, Fender, Godin, Gretsch, Ibanez, Jose Ramirez, CF Martin, Ovation, PRS, Seagull, Sigma, Takamine, Taylor, and Yamaha.
4. All guitarists and singers in the video must be the contestants themselves, and all members within a participating unit must appear in the video.
5. Entries must clearly demonstrate the process of playing or singing in the video. No ukulele or other musical instruments can be used for the competition.
6. Entries filmed for commercial purposes or activities will not be accepted.
7. For the video: no editing, special effects, or editing production will be allowed. For sound recording: performance must be from the original sound of the instrument; no sound effect or mixing will be allowed.
8. Entries are not allowed to use foul language or make any obscene or indecent behavior.
9. Entries must not contain obscene, violent, pornographic, slanderous, unhealthy, insulting elements, or any content that is controversial and inappropriate.
10. Entries cannot contain commercial or political promotion elements.
11. The organizer reserves the right to reject entries that are inappropriate, irrelevant to the theme of the competition, or submitted in the wrong format.
12. The organizer reserves the right to disqualify violators from the competition.
13. Late application will not be accepted.
14. The organizer reserves the right to use all entrants' images and videos for promotional purpose.
15. By submitting the online application form, entrants agree to abide by the rules and regulations described in "Tom Lee Music Festival Presented by Tom Lee Music Foundation - Acoustic Guitar Online Competition 2022".
16. Once the application form is submitted, the content of the application cannot be changed.
17. All winning units will become Tom Lee Music Ambassadors, and will be invited to perform in the award ceremony. (Details to be announced).
18. The organizer reserves the right to change the event details without prior notice. All information is subject to the announcement on Tom Lee Music’s
official website and social platforms.
19. In case of any disputes, the decision of the organizer shall be final and conclusive.

Scoring Criteria:

The judges will make a comprehensive score based on the contestants’ performance skills, rhythm, timbre, performance style, musicality, fluency, performance appeal, etc.

Awards:

Best Performance – Solo
- HK$10,000 Tom Lee Music cash coupon and trophy
Best Performance – Duo
- HK$10,000 Tom Lee Music cash coupon and trophy
Best Performance – Group (3 persons or above)
- HK$10,000 Tom Lee Music cash coupon and trophy
Best Performance – With vocal
- HK$10,000 Tom Lee Music cash coupon and trophy
Best Guitarist
- HK$5,000 Tom Lee Music cash coupon and trophy
Best Creativity
- HK$5,000 Tom Lee Music cash coupon and trophy
Best Rearrangement
- HK$5,000 Tom Lee Music cash coupon and trophy
Best Original Song
- HK$5,000 Tom Lee Music cash coupon and trophy

Results Announcement:

The results of the competition will be announced on Tom Lee Music Hong Kong’s Website, Facebook and Instagram, and each winning unit will be contacted by the organizer.