Submissions Open: April 3rd, 2023 12:00 a.m. CST (GMT -5)
Submission Deadline: July 4th, 2023 11:59 p.m. CST (GMT -5)
Winners Announced: July 31st, 2023 03:00 p.m. CST (GMT -5)

Minimum Age to Enter: 18
Maximum Age to Enter: None
Open to: AAF Members and Contest Applicants

It's time for the AAF 2023 track contest. Beginning now, disabled composers and musicians are invited to share your music for a chance to win software and hardware prizes from over 20 of our amazing partners.

This contest is open to the public (those who identify as disabled) as well as AAF members.

Here are the rules:
There will be two winners: one from the US, and one international winner.
All genres, and film score cues welcome.
Each participant can submit up to two tracks.
   - Participants must be the primary writer.
   - Participants must have 100% ownership.
   - We would prefer that submitted tracks not have already been used and/or published for licensing purposes. But we understand that there may be tracks you've used in independent films, or you released on recent independent albums, so those tracks are welcome. Tracks shared on Youtube, Spotify/iTunes (that you uploaded on your own), and SoundCloud are also welcome. If you're not sure, just assume the track is okay to send in. This is not a hard and fast rule.
   - Track length can be 2 - 5 minutes long(with some "wiggle-room").
   - Tracks must be submitted as MP3s.
Both winners will receive an awards package that includes libraries (some of your own choosing) from over 20 AAF partners.
All AAF members, and non-members aged 18 and above who identify as disabled are welcome to submit tracks.
Tracks should have been written "recently"; a true reflection of your style and expertise.
Due to there not being a contest in 2022, previous winners are not eligible, but  previous runners-up are.
Participants can submit tracks from now through July 4th, 2023.
Winners announced in late July.

Submission Email: aafcontest2023@gmail.com

Include your full name, country, let us know if you're an AAF member (no member id necessary). 
Title your tracks in the following format in all caps with underscores between each word: FIRST NAME_LAST NAME_TRACK NAME_GENRE_YEAR WRITTEN. Example: ADRIAN_OLAFSON_SKY_IS_THE_LIMIT_POP_2023.
(Note: please include track info in the metadata, but if you don't know how, that's okay, too.)

Participating AAF parnters are:

Orchestral Tools

Spitfire Audio
Audio Brewers
The Unfinished
Red Room Audio
Q Up Arts
ThinkSpace Education
Impact Soundworks
Orange Tree Samples
Audio Modern
Write Vault
Audible Genius
Audio Imperia
Emergence Audio
Rast Sound
Noon Audio

Please send all contest-related questions to aafcontest2023@gmail.com. 
For all other general AAF questions, please keep using info@ableartist.org.

We are thrilled to be doing this contest once again and we can't wait to hear what you've been up to!

If you are interested in becoming an AAF member (which is private and free), click here.

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