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August 23, 2021

Launching the 2nd Artlist & Artgrid Edit Challenge

By Artlist 13 min read

The thing about making a sequel is that you always try to go bigger. It is true for feature films, and It is also true for contests. 

So keeping that in mind, welcome to the 2nd ever Edit Challenge! After seeing all your beautiful creations in last year’s contest, where we gave away $35K in filmmaking gear, we knew we had to come back in 2021 with a bigger and better challenge. So, we got more sponsors, more industry-leading judges and more prizes to reach a whopping 75K in filmmaking gear!

The contest has a simple premise - tell the best story you can with Artgrid footage and Artlist music

There are 3 categories in the contest - Fictional Ad, Movie Trailer and Music Video - and 10 winners will receive prizes that include 3 Blackmagic Pocket 4K cameras, 10 portable and studio Nanlite lighting kits, 10 Zhiyun Gimbals (including the newly released Weebill 2), 10 BenQ post-production monitors and much much more.

The Edit Challenge sponsors include some of the best gear manufacturers and software developers out there, including Blackmagicdesign, Nanlite, Zhiyun and BenQ mentioned above, as well as RØDE microphones, Lume Cube, Rhino. Insta360, MZed and Maxon.

All the challenge details, rules, prizes and FAQs are available here. Make sure you check them out.

The challenge starts today, August 23 and ends on September 23 at 11 AM EST.

The winners will be announced on October 12.

Now let’s get more into detail about the contest rules and prizes. 

Here’s what you need to do for each category:

Brand Ad

Create a commercial for a fictional brand that's up to 30 seconds long using Artgrid footage and Artlist music.

Check out last year's winner:

Movie Trailer

Create a fictional movie trailer of up to 1:30 minutes using Artgrid footage and Artlist music.

Here is last year's winner:

Music Video

Create a music video for an Artlist song that does not exceed 3:30 minutes using Artgrid stock footage 

Here's last year's winner:

To participate in the Edit Challenge, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Download your #AGeditchallenge kit
  2. Pick a category: Movie Trailer, Brand Ad or Music Video 
  3. Create your best video using Artgrid footage and Artlist music
  4. Upload your video to YouTube with ‘Artgrid x Artlist Edit Challenge’ & ‘#AGeditchallenge’ in the title.
  5. Bonus points will go to participants who post a timeline breakdown to Instagram with #AGeditchallenge.

Prizes

There will be 3 winners in each category as well as a prize for the Judges' Favorite video.

As mentioned, we've recruited some of the best filmmaking gear manufacturers and software developers to sponsor this contest.

1st Place

edit challenge prizes camera and lighting

The 1st-place winner in each category will receive 

  • Blackmagic Pocket 4K camera
  • Nanlite Full Studio Lighting Kit
  • Nanlite full On-the-Go Lighting Kit
  • The newly released Zhiyun Weebill 2 gimbal
  • A BenQ PD3200U Monitor
  • RØDE NTG5 shotgun microphone
  • RØDE Boompole
  • Rhino RŌV Pro motorized slider + $500 Rhino Store Credit
  • Insta 360 ONE X2 Ultimate pocket camera Kit
  • Lume Cube Panel Pro RGB light
  • 1-Year subscription to leading online education platform for filmmakers MZed Pro
  • 1-year subscription to the Artlist Music + SFX plan
  • 1-year subscription to the Artgrid Pro plan
  • 1-year subscription to Motion Array
  • Artlist & Artgrid merch kits

2nd place

2nd-place winners will get:

  • Nanlite Full Studio Lighting Kit 
  • Nanlite full On-the-Go Lighting Kit
  • Zhiyun CRANE 2S gimbal
  • BenQ PD3200U Monitor
  • RØDE Wireless GO II & 2 Lavalier GO
  • Rhino RŌV Pro motorized slider
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Insta360 ONE X2 Creator pocket camera Kit
  • Lume Cube pocket-sized adjustable bi-color LED light PANEL GO
  • 1-Year subscription to MZed Pro
  • 1year subscription to the Artgrid Creator plan
  • 1-year subscription to the Artlist Music plan
  • 1-year subscription to Motion Array
  • Artlist & Artgrid merch kits

3rd place

3rd place winners will receive:

  • Nanlite Full Studio Lighting Kit 
  • Nanlite full On-the-Go Lighting Kit
  • Zhiyun Smooth-Q3 smartphone gimbal
  • BenQ PD3200U Monitor
  • RØDE VideoMic NTG shotgun microphone
  • Rhino RŌV Pro
  • Insta360 GO 2 action camera Selfie Stick Kit
  • Lume Cube Panel Mini adjustable bi-color LED light
  • 1-Year subscription to MZed Pro
  • 1-year subscription to the Artgrid Creator plan
  • 1-year subscription to the Artlist Music plan
  • 1-year subscription to Motion Array
  • Artlist & Artgrid merch kits

The Judges' Favorite will get:

  • Nanlite Full Studio Lighting Kit 
  • Nanlite full On-the-Go Lighting Kit
  • Zhiyun CRANE 2S
  • BenQ PD3200U Monitor
  • RØDE VideoMic Pro+ compact directional on-camera microphone
  • RØDE Wireless GO II microphone
  • Rhino RŌV Pro
  • Lume Cube Bluetooth controlled RGB Panel Pro Light Shaping Kit
  • Insta360 ONE X2 Creator pocket camera Kit
  • 1-year subscription to Maxon
  • 1-Year subscription to MZed Pro
  • 1-year subscription to the Artgrid Creator plan
  • 1-year subscription to the Artlist Music plan
  • 1-year subscription to Motion Array
  • Artlist & Artgrid merch kits

Speaking of judges, our esteemed panel of judges includes some industry-leading creators:

edit challenge judges

  • Filmmaker and host of Film Riot Ryan Connolly
  • Video director, editor and VFX artist Cache Bunny
  • Film directors and editors Vania Heyman and Gal Muggia - the minds behind award-winning music videos for Coldplay and Dua Lipa and commercials for Apple and Nike

  • Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and VFX supervisor John F.K. Parenteau
  • Artgrid’s Creative director Omri Ohana
  • Members from the Artlist creative team

They will evaluate your submissions according to the following criteria:

That’s it, now it’s time to get creative. We can't wait to see your videos.

Good luck!

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