After watching all the inspiring videos you created for the B-roll Challenge and the Showreel Contest, we are launching a new competition, and it’s our biggest one yet. 

Welcome to the Edit Challenge – a contest that focuses on creators’ ability to tell an inspiring story using Artgrid stock footage and Artlist music. $35k worth of prizes will be awarded to 10 of the contest participants, highlighted by 3 Blackmagic Pocket 4K cameras, Zhiyun Gimbals and DJI Mini Mavic drones given to the 1st-place winners of the contest’s three categories.

Winners will also receive high-quality filmmaking gear from some of the best manufacturers out there, including our sponsors Zhiyun, MSI, Spiffy Gear, Westcott, Røde microphones, Lume Cube, Red Giant and Quasar Science and more prizes.

Click here to get all the details about the contest.

Categories

The contest is divided into three categories:

  • Ad
  • Movie Trailer
  • Music Video

In the Ad category, participants will need to create a commercial for a fictional brand that’s up to 30 seconds long using Artgrid footage and Artlist music.

The Movie Trailer category challenges you to create a fictional movie trailer that’s no longer than 1:30 minutes using Artgrid footage and Artlist music.

In the Music Video category, the challenge is to create a music video using Artgrid stock footage for an Artlist song that does not exceed 5 minutes.

Choose one category and start creating!

Prizes

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

As mentioned, we’ve recruited some of the best filmmaking gear manufacturers to sponsor this contest.

The 1st-prize winner in each category of the Edit Challenge will receive a Blackmagic Pocket 4K camera, the newly released Zhiyun gimbal, a DJI Mavic Mini and plenty of high-quality filmmaking gear:

  • Spiffy Gear Spekular Core Kit
  • Lume Cube 2.0 Pro Lighting Kit
  • Røde VideoMic pro+
  • 1-Year subscription to Red Giant 
  • 1-year subscription to the Artlist Music + SFX plan
  • 1-year subscription to the Artgrid Pro plan
  • 30 LUT pack

The winner of the Ad category will also receive the Westcott Flex Cine DMX RGBW 1-Light Gear Kit

The Trailer category winner will get an MSI Prestige monitor.

The winner of the Music Video category will receive a Westcott light.

2nd-prize winners will get:

  • The Lumiee Duo Bundle
  • Lume Cube PANEL GO
  • Røde VideoMic NTG
  • 1year subscription to the Artgrid Creator plan
  • 1-year subscription to the Artlist Music plan

3rd prize winners will receive:

  • Lumiee Bi-Color
  • Lume Cube PANEL MINI
  • Røde VideoMicro
  • 1-year subscription to the Artgrid Creator plan
  • 1-year subscription to the Artlist Music plan

The Judges’ Favorite will get:

  • Zhiyun Crane-M2
  • 1-year subscription to the Artgrid Creator plan
  • 1-year subscription to the Artlist Music plan

Speaking of judges, our esteemed panel includes some high-profile names:

  • Ryan Connely from Film Riot
  • Travel filmmaker Brandon Li
  • YouTuber Darius Britt, aka D4darious
  • The Artlist Creative team

They will evaluate your submissions according to the following criteria:

  • Storytelling
  • Editing skills
  • Creative use of music
  • Originality
  • Bonus points go for uploading the video with timeline breakdown on Instagram 

Contest Rules

Other than using Artgrid footage and Artlist music, there are pretty much no limitations – just be creative and inspiring.

The contest begins on August 20th, and all Contest entries must be uploaded to YouTube by September 20th with the hashtag #AGeditchallenge in the title.

We will announce the winners on October 5th. 

BTW, the Edit Challenge is open to EVERYONE, not only to Artlist and Artgrid subscribers. If you don’t have an account on one or both of these platforms, just sign up as a trial member and use watermarked versions of the footage and of the songs.

Click here to get all the details about the contest.

We can’t wait to see your videos. Good luck!