Sky Movies HD Indie

Sky Movies today launches an exciting competition in search of the nations's new rising star of UK film-making. The competition will give one lucky winner the unique opportunity to have their own HD film financed and broadcast on Sky Movies Indie HD.

Sky Movies Indie HD, in association with The Independent and Skillset is inviting aspiring film makers to submit their own one-page treatment for a 10 minute HD short film. A panel of industry experts will consider these treatments including Sky Movies’ Movie Geek presenter Josh Howie, before announcing the winner in December. The winning film maker will be awarded £5,000 for equipment hire to shoot and edit their film in High Definition. The film will then be shown on Sky Movies Indie HD in the New Year.

Sky Movies Indie HD is devoted to screening the best in independent film and has now become the tenth channel on the Sky Movies network to be transmitted in high definition, ensuring that independent movie fans can enjoy the widest variety of films in the highest quality.

The Sky Movies independent film competition closes at midday on Friday 4th December.  To enter, simply email a one-page treatment to: hdshortmovie@bskyb.com or post to: Sky Movies Indie HD – Short Film Competition, BSkyB Ltd, Grant Way, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 5QD

For further information, along with terms and conditions, please see: www.skymovies.com/independentfilmcompetition


2009/2010 Online Lumix Award Photo Competition

The digital photography competition (Europe) is open for six months from November 2009 until April 2010. Each month, a winner will be chosen and awarded a Lumix DMC-ZX1 the latest digital compact camera from Panasonic. The overall winner of the Lumix Award competition – for the single best digital photo - will win a Lumix DMC-GF1, the worlds smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system camera** from Panasonic along with tickets to see the Blue Man Group. Two runner-ups will each receive a Lumix DMC-FZ38 digital camera. All submitted digital photographs will be reviewed and judged by an independent panel of professional photographers and creative directors.

Under the theme of "Visualise Music," digital photographers are invited to submit each month one digital image that best captures the moment when music, whether through the sound of an instrument or every day life, impacts our visual senses.For further information on the Lumix Award competition or to see the submitted images, please visit: www.lumixaward.com


Win A 3 Single Deal With Lot49 Records

November sees the launch of an exciting competition for new producers, with the chance to win a 3 single deal with a top label, inclusion on an exclusive compilation album and a host of prizes. The competition is to be judged by a panel of leading industry figures including Timo Maas, Orbital, D Ramirez, James Zabiela, Steve Mac, Meat Katie and Dylan Rhymes....


To enter the competition is quite simple, just write an extraordinarily good and original piece of dance music and submit it to the label via their dedicated dropbox (full details below).


There will be 14 finalists chosen by our resident producers (see artist page on www.lot49.co.uk).

Those chosen will then go on to the next stage - this means you are already a winner and you are guaranteed a release on Lot49 as part of the "Nu Lot" compilation and you will receive a selection of goodies from the label’s sponsors.

From here the chosen recordings will be voted on by a panel of world class DJ/Producers who will pick out one winner for the top prize.

Nu Lot Competition Details:

Top Prize: Lot49 Recordings 3 E.P. deal, Native Instruments' Komplete 6, All 10 titles from the Loopmasters Artist Series,All 24 titles from the Loopmasters Origin Series
Soundcloud Pro Max yearly account, Ableton Live 8 software package (donated by Soundcloud)

*Also the winners EP will be mastered at the legendary Wired Masters in London by Kev Grainger, who has worked with the likes of Steve Angello, Bjork, Erick Morillo, Gilles Peterson and Gary Numan to name but a few.


14 Finalists: Inclusion on Lot49 Recordings "New Lot Compilation" for release early 2010, Soundcloud PRO Light yearly account, Any 3 titles from the Loopmasters Artist Series (excluding Deadmau5 Xfer).

How To Enter:
1) Go to www.lot49.co.uk competition page and register with your email, artist name and country

2) Submit up to three separate tracks with them clearly labelled by artist and title in the following format [Artist_title.wav] to the competition dropbox at soundcloud.com/newlotcompetition/dropbox

The competition starts Nov 1st and ends Dec 1st. No entries submitted after this date will be eligible. The winner will be announced on the Lot49 website on December 14th 2009.


Oli - Search for a Designer

Since Oli's launch, they have scooped 'Best Newcomer' at the coveted Cosmopolitan Online Awards, and also polled 3rd in the Sunday Mirror's High Street Fashion Awards for 'Best Website!'. Now you can have a little taste of that success by entering their competition, which offers a chance to design a capsule range for the Oli Fusion Autumn/Winter 2010 collection.

You'll get to work directly with our design team to put your designs into production - and you'll even get your name in the label of every garment, gaining valuable exposure! You'll join our impressive list of Oli Fusion designers past and present including PPQ, Sinah Stanic and Jasmine Guinness. The winning range should capture the essence of the Oli brand, with an appropriate mix of edgy design and commerciality. Your designs must appeal to Oli's target audience of fashion-savvy twenty somethings. Closing date:18th December 2009.


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