OpenMic Night Contest - Record Your Musical Performance Using Just A Phone And Win Steem Dollars

in openmic •  2 years ago

Do you play an instrument or sing? Join OpenMic Night and win Steem Dollars. Just Record, Post, Win! Reblogs 1SBD - Upvote your favorite performer if you're not a musician and show support by Reblogging this post.

Dear Steemit Community,

Thanks to the unanimous, positive response to the idea of a Steemian Open Mic Night, the contest will launch starting today.

Here's the open mic contest's initial announcement for convenience:
https://steemit.com/contest/@luzcypher/new-idea-for-a-contest-steemit-open-mic-night

Open Mike Night Contest Process

Keeping it short and sweet, here is the flow of considerations for the openmic contest:-

  • Need to promote community participation in spirit of openmic night.
  • So.. openmic submissions in comments, community voting and reblog is encouraged.
  • However, we need to avoid public vote abuse and keep a certain standard for openmic night.
  • So.. community voting as first filter, before internal voting.
  • Another problem: late submissions are usually disadvantaged as they get less attention on the contest post.
  • So.. we've tried to mitigate such a problem by including unique votes of openmic submissions in their own blogposts.
  • Right at time of contest closing, the votes from all performances submissions will be counted and winners posted the following day.

How To Enter OpenMic Night

  • In a well lit quiet room, use your cell phone to record your performance. See recording tips here and here

  • Upload your performance to YouTube or other video hosting site.

  • Create a post on your own Steemit account pasting the URL of your uploaded video.

  • IMPORTANT: The first words in the title of your post must include the words: OpenMic Night Contest before any other text in the title.

For example: OpenMic Night Contest Entry - Don't Stop Believing by @username

  • You can title your post anything you want just be sure the first words say OpenMic Night Contest.

  • Very Important: The first tag on your post must be: openmic All one word. No spaces.

  • Post a link to your post in the comments section of this post. This will increase your exposure and votes while increasing the amount of prize money.

Judging, and Contest Prize

  • Submit your performance in the comment / reply section by 12.00 PM UTC Time (9 October 2016). Find your UTC time here.
  • You may submit as many performances as you like.

  • Performances are not judged on production value, only on performance and entertainment value.

  • Top 10 performances by amount of votes (not comment payout value) will be selected.
  • OpenMic judges will deliberate 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place based on the selected performances.
  • Each week the prizes will be paid as follows: 1st place: 50% of SBDs and Steemgenerated by this post.
    2nd and 3rd place: 25% of SBDs and Steem each generated by this post.
  • All SBD's generated on your own post are your to keep of course.

Images

You can use any images you want on your blog when you enter OpenMic. If you would like to help promote a common theme for the OpenMic Contest you may also use this image below.

Just copy and paste this code as the first image on your blog post.

[![Steemiam.png](https://s21.postimg.org/uzet54553/Steemiam.png)](https://postimg.org/image/kpce5vf9f/)

Steemiam.png

Disclaimer

  • Make sure performances are your performance.

  • The song does not have to be original, only your performance of the song.

  • The OpenMic judges reserve the right to forfeit submissions that are misleading.

Thank you all for the participation!

Thank you for the positive support from the Steemit community and a special thanks to @kevinwong for his guidance, encouragement and support and @Verbal-D for writing the song that inspired the idea.

Please contact us @luzcypher in SteemitChat for any further questions you may have or in the comments below.

We would like to thank you all for your spirited participation in making this a big part of blockchain history!

Follow me @luzcypher.

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What a great idea! This is something my husband would love, being as he's a musician and all. He's always recording videos of himself performing and putting them on YouTube. I'll encourage him to put some here, as well. Upvoted!

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Thanks. I look forward to hearing his music.

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Thanks for being psrt of Open Mic Night. Very funny video. Thanks for resteeming this post, I transferred 1 SBD into your account. This week's results will be counted up until October 9th.

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Thanks, luz

Upvoted and Reblogged. This is a fantastic idea :)

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Thanks for the up vote. It appears you did not reblog it so I did not pay 1 SBD.

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I noticed you resteemed today so thank you and I transferred 1 SBD to your account. Come back and vote for your favorite performances before October 9th for this week's contest.

This is awesome, I might sign up too.

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Yes, sign up. What do you play?

Re-blogged! This sounds like a great idea. I might try and come up with something!

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Thanks @meesterboom for reblogging and up voting. I tranferred 1 SBD to your account. Cook something up and enter. What do you play? Post a link of your performance on your blog and a link to your blog post in the comments of this post. You may just win! Thanks again.
Hey I was just looking at your blog and now I'm hungy. Following.

Wow!
How awesome! This is a fantastic idea and I feel it will be so good for the Steemit Community!
I am UPvoting at 100% to increase the rewards for the winners and I will be RESTEEMING so as to bring awareness to this awesome project and maybe even get $1sbd.
I will likely submit a post to participate in the community and am excited to see this evolve!
Steem ON∞§∞

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Thanks for your support and kind words @quinneaker. I transferred 1 SBD into your account. Come join in the fun! What do you play? You have a new follower.

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Great!
I will indeed!
I play a few instruments but my favorite is the Didgeridoo!

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Thank you @nextgen622. I transferred 1 SBD into your account. Come back and vote for your favorite performers.

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Thanks @luzcypher. I might try to make a submission too. :)

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That would be great. Someone posted the first entry in the comments of this post. It's a song about Steemit.

I've been planning to post some more music videos. I'll try to do one for this, but I'll be playing an actual open mic at the local pub on Friday :)

Resteemed

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Thanks for reblogging @steevc. Recording an actual open mic performance at the club would be fine for entering here.
I transferred 1 SBD into your account.

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I'll see what I can do. Got a cold at the moment. Meanwhile, here's my song about Steemit

https://steemit.com/steemit/@steevc/a-steemit-song

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Thanks for reblogging, I transferred 1 SBD into your account. Sorry about your breakup with the girl. It's never an easy thing to go through. Do you play an instrument? This is an open mic night after all. Perhaps you can play the track without lyrics and record yourself singing over it. Looking for live performances for open mic.

Great idea! I don't get along with microphones, but I know some people who do!

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Thanks. Let them know and they can participate.

Great idea! Resteemed to my followers.

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Thanks for resteeming the Open Mic Night Contest. I transferred 1 SBD into your account. Come back before Sunday and vote for your favorite performers.

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Thank you, I will definitely watch out for this and therefore followed you!

This is a great idea. I entered the singer songwriter 6 contest with Guitar Center and write original songs. I resteemed this post. I'm still new so I don't know how to upvote it as well. Thanks for your patience. I will post a link to my youtube.

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https://steemit.com/openmic/@poku/openmic-night-contest-entry-my-forever-babe-an-original-by-poku
Here's the long awaited link to my music. Please check out my other songs too if you got the chance. Thanks!

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Thanks for reblogging and entering the Open Mic Night Contest. I transferred 1 SBD into your account.

awesome

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Thanks. Transferred 1 SBD into your account. Come back later this week and upvote you favorite performers.

Hmmm.....
Openmic? - I guess it's on the list of things that I would consider doing for steemit...

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Do you play an instrument? If you do, join in. If not you can still show support by voting for performances by contestants and reblog this post.

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I am a lyricist.

I'm visiting my brother later this week, who has played guitar for me in times past.

I have a very special song about a man named Jose that I was thinking of sharing.

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Great! Collaboration is inspiring. I'll be runing the contest weekly as long as there is interest by the community. Let's hear your stuff.

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I'll see what I can do!

I hope that there will be continuous and increasing interest in this.

Great idea!

I'm all in. I'm putting together a video asap.

I upvoted, followed and reposted.

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Transferred 1 SBD to your account. Look forward to seeing your performance. Thanks.

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Thank you. I'll post it asap.

Resteemed and upvoted.
I follow the experience.

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Thanks for following and resteeming. I transferred 1 SBD into your account.

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@luzcypher.

Thank you for the steem.
I follow.

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awesome! Can't wait to submit! thanks for putting this together!

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Thanks for participating in Open Mic Night and resteeming. I transferred 1 SBD to your account

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Damb, you can sing girl! Awesome.

ReSteeming this for sure! Great idea!

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Thanks for resteeming. I transferred 1 SBD into your account. Come back and vote for your favorite performances this week before October 9th. Thanks

This is really a FANTASTIC idea. I love how Steemit supports the arts of all kinds and provides the platform for sharing musical talent. I've upvoted and resteemed as I feel this is truly something worth spreading the news about.

I play the Tibetan Bowls and every time I play it is a new stream of inspiration I've never played before. I'm truly excited to be a part of this openmic and share my passion. I am grateful for @luzcypher for putting great energy into this reality.

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Thanks, you're making me blush. Can't wait to hear you play and thanks for resteeming. I transferred 1 SBD into your account. Hopefully, this will be a weekly contest. Be sure to follow the instructions on this post and enter before October 9th to get in this week. Come back and vote for your favs and thanks for spreading the word.

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Thanks for the 1 SBD. Blessed again!! I hope to play for you this week. Will check back soon. You're pink!

Support the arts and sleep with a musician! Upvoted and reblogged.

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Thanks @lpfaust for helping to promote OpenMic Night by reblogging and up voting.
I transferred 1 SBD to your account.
Let your musician friends know about the OpenMic and come back to visit this page to vote for your favorite performances. Thanks again.

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Same Goes for me , good luck !

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Thanks @steemitguide for reblogging and up voting OpenMic Night.
I transferred 1 SBD into your account.
Spread the word and come back to vote for your favorite performances each week. Thanks again.

@luzcypher Upvoted, followed, and resteemed! I'm really looking forward to participating in this in the upcoming weeks. Great concept for an open mic.

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Happy you're here. Looking forward to hearing you play some more. Love your voice. Thanks for participating and I transferred 1 SBD into your account. Following you too. Come back before the cutoff date this week to vote for your favorite performers. See you soon.

Cool idea, Resteemed, will post something soon ~

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Can't wait to hear it. Come back and vote this week. The cutoff for this week is October 9th. I transferred 1 SBD into your account for resteeming. Thanks/

Thanks for commenting on my post. I will share a submission soon.

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Cool. Thanks for resteeming. Transferred 1 SBD into your account.

upvote and reblogged. Let's see if I have any idea. I haven't done an openMic before

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Just have fun. Thanks for restemming. Transferred 1 SBD into your account.

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I am still waiting for my SBD. I think I will do a slam/ spoken story but let's say it will be out of contest. I am really looking forward to see the entries.

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Oop, sorry about that. There you go. Transferred 1 SBD. Thanks again.

upvoted and reblogged

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Thanks for resteeming. I transferred 1 SBD into your account.

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Thanks for entering. Good luck.

@luzcypher and @quantumanomaly I decided to jump in! Here is my entry! Thank you for showing this noob about this very cool opportunity.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@jessamynorchard/openmic-night-contest-entry-peanut-song-cover-jessamynorchard

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Thanks for participating. Good luck and tell your friends. Let's find the musically inclined on Steemit.

I only just saw this thanks to @beanz
What fun! I may actually put in an entry or two. :)

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Welcome. It would be wonderful if you could join in. See you soon and you have a new follower.

Upvoted and resteemed: great idea!
I'll submit soon my entry.

Again great idea @luzcypher and I shall submit something soon. Best of luck to everyone's entries, this is truly a beautiful thing.

Hey what's up guys? Here is my Steemit Open Mic Night video entry. Thank You

https://steemit.com/openmic/@bige37/open-mic-night-contest-eric-rodriguez

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Thanks for entering and resteeming. I transferred 1 SBD into your account. Good luck and come back next week.

Finally resteemed and upvoted. Sorry, I've been having some technical difficulties while running from Mother Nature.

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Be careful out there. I've been through hurricanes, they can be a bitch. Thanks for upvoting and resteeming. I transferred 1SBD into your account.

This is so cool! I will be participating later, once I get some much needed gear.
Resteemed and upvoted.

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Thanks for resteeming. I transferred 1SBD into your account.

Yesterday I reblogged this post, my video is uploading

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Thanks for resteeming and entering. I transferred 1SBD into your account.

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Hi Cheeta! I'm running a weekly Open Mic Contest and the rules are the same each week. That's why the content looks the same. Can you sing Cheeta? Do you know, "Hold That Tiger"? Or maybe I'll play a song for you. How about this?