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Contest Guidelines



Each entry should include one video that meets the following criteria:

  • Language & Country

    • Your video must be in English.

    • Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (excluding Puerto Rico) and the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), and the United Kingdom who are eighteen (18) years of age or older.

  • Video Length and Size

    • Your video must be 1-3 minutes in length.

    • Your video must not exceed 300MB.

  • Video Content – your video story must include the following components:

    • How I (entrant) fell in love with Jazz;

    • How my (entrant’s) love for Jazz has evolved over the years (if applicable);

    • My (entrant’s) favorite Jazz genre/musician/band/song/album, etc. and what makes that choice special for you.

    • Content may not include:

      • Plagiarized content;

      • Content with hate speech or hateful symbols that promote or encourage discrimination, denigration, objectification, harassment, or violence;

      • Solicitations;

      • Inappropriate jokes;

      • Inflammatory comments or obscenity;

      • Nudity and sexually explicit content such as pornography, sexual acts, and sexual services;

      • Content unrelated to the theme of the contest.

***Please review our Official Rules for more details on our content policy.

  • Video Quality and Production Notes

    • Your video must have a resolution of 1080p or higher.

    • Your video must be recorded with limited background noise and optimal lighting so it can be heard and seen clearly.

    • Feel free to tell us about your Jazz love story in your own way.

    • Your video can be as simple as you telling your story on camera with a background that you feel is appropriate or it can be a more elaborate production with multiple camera angles, edits, special effects, and props.

    • The most important thing is that your story is told enthusiastically and passionately in a way that will help viewers to understand your love for Jazz music.

  • Submission Frequency and Limits

    • Each participant may submit up to three entries throughout the contest. However, only one entry will be allowed per day. Prize awards are limited to one per entrant.

  • Submission Start and End Date

    • Entries must be made between 8 AM ET on October 1, 2010 and 11:59 PM ET on January 15, 2022.

  • Public Voting Start and End Date

    • Votes must be cast between 8 AM ET on October 1, 2021 and 11:59 PM ET on February 1, 2022.

*All entries will become property of Savage Content which may use the content in whole or in part in its sole discretion.



All accepted video entries will be displayed in our online gallery allowing for public viewing and voting.

  • Public voting start date: 8 AM ET on October 1, 2021

  • Public voting end date: 11:59 PM ET on February 1, 2022

***Savage Content reserves the right to accept or reject any contest entries. Employees of Savage Content, Blue Loop LLC and any of its affiliates are not eligible for this contest.

Following the end of the public voting period, the top 27 entries with the highest number of votes will be further reviewed and evaluated by our panel of judges, who will then determine the first-prize winner and second-prize winner (refer to our judging criteria below in the next section). To “get out the vote,” we encourage you to promote yourself like crazy! Light up all your social media platforms. Let your friends, family and followers know so they can go vote for your video.


Public Voting Frequency and Limits:

  • Each voter is allowed up to five votes per entry per day.

  • Each voter is allowed to vote for an unlimited number of entries and on an unlimited number of days as long as the voting period lasts.


Note: Obtaining the highest number of votes does not guarantee first prize, but the videos with the highest number of votes will be considered by the judges for the first-prize and second-prize winners.


The First, Second, and Third Place Prize Winners will be announced on or about March 7, 2022 (depending on winner verification).




Winning entries should exhibit a meaningful and creative video that answers the question, “How did I fall in love with Jazz?” We are looking for great stories with great presentation. We also encourage you to be as creative as you can as to how you present your story!

Judges will weigh by the following criteria for each entry:

  • Story Quality – 60%

    • The judges will look at how meaningful, how intriguing, how unique, how passionate and how powerful your story is.

  • Creativity and Imagination of Video Treatment – 20%

    • The judges will look at how creatively your video is presented, how well your story flows, and the effectiveness of any visual aids that may be used, etc.

Note: Simple, well-told stories are fine. Graphics and visual aids are not a requirement. If you choose to use elevated video production to tell your story, make sure that the enhancements add to the telling of the story and do not distract from it.

  • Video Production Quality – 20%

    • The judges will look at the overall quality of your video in terms of clarity, sound, lighting, transitioning, and other editing techniques, etc.



Voting from the public will determine the most popular videos. From there, the judges will determine the first and second prize winners. The next 100 contestants in the high rankings based on the public voting results will receive a consolation prize. The cash awards to the selected first place, second place and crowd favorites will be as follows:

  • 1st prize - $5,000

  • 2nd prize - $2,500

  • (25) 3rd prize winners/crowd favorites - $100 each

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