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Rockstar announces Upload 4 contest

Posted by: Chuck at 6/23/2005 11:42 PM
Rockstar is now taking submissions for Rockstar Games Upload 4, their online contest where they are inviting all takers to submit entriesin the categories of Short Subject Film, Deejay Mix, Short Fiction, and Multimedia Design. Depending on the category you can win between $3,000 and $5,000. More information and past winners can be found at the official website


ROCKSTAR GAMES Is Proud To Announce ROCKSTAR GAMES UPLOAD 4.
Pioneering Online Media Awards Program Makes Its Return.

Entry period open now through September 30th, 2005

New York, NY – Rockstar Games is proud to announce the return of ROCKSTAR GAMES UPLOAD, the digital media awards program that recognizes and celebrates the creative endeavors of the online community in the categories of Short Subject Film, Deejay Mix, Short Fiction and Multimedia Design.

Since its debut in 2001, ROCKSTAR GAMES UPLOAD was the first truly online digital media awards program in that all entries must be submitted via internet-based file transfer for consideration, and has showcased a fantastic cross-section of the high-minded and the masterfully lowbrow alike across all fields of competition. Previous winners have ranged from the seasoned professional to the fledgling amateur, and have included the likes of commercial and music video director Adolfo Doring (for 2002’s “Karaoke Man”), Matt Fraction of renowned digital design studio MK12 (for 2001’s “Man of Action”), as well as Roman Cortez of southern Californian comedy troupe Seven Oh Five (for 2003’s “Skid Marks”).

As in previous years, ROCKSTAR GAMES UPLOAD 4 entries will be judged by Rockstar Games as well as a Rockstar-assembled esteemed celebrity judging panel of industry professionals representing the categories of competition. Previous years’ panels have included designer Deanne Cheuk, RES Magazine publisher Jonathan Wells, and commercial design studio Psyop among many others. ROCKSTAR GAMES UPLOAD 4’s judging panel will be announced shortly.

Grand jury prize judging is provided by sponsors, Independent Film Channel, XLR8R Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, and Design Is Kinky, for the respective categories of film, deejaying, fiction, and multimedia design. Grand jury prize winners will receive a cash award and will have their winning entries published on the official ROCKSTAR GAMES UPLOAD website.

Entries are now being accepted for the following categories:

• BEST SHORT SUBJECT FILM
CASH PRIZE: $5,000
ACCEPTABLE LENGTH: Between 3 and 30 minutes.
ACCEPTABLE FORMATS: .mov, .wmv, .mpeg

• BEST SHORT FICTION
CASH PRIZE: $3,000
ACCEPTABLE LENGTH: Between 400 and 2,500 words.
ACCEPTABLE FORMATS: .doc, .txt, .html, .pdf

• BEST DEEJAY MIX
CASH PRIZE: $3,000
ACCEPTABLE LENGTH: Between 30 and 60 minutes.
ACCEPTABLE FORMATS: .mp3, .wma, .asf

• BEST MULTIMEDIA DESIGN
CASH PRIZE: $3,000
ACCEPTABLE LENGTH: Experience duration no longer than 5 minutes; aggregate filesize no larger than 5 MB.
ACCEPTABLE FORMATS: .swf, .dcr

The call for entries deadline is September 30th, 2005. Winners will be announced in November 2005.

Visit the official ROCKSTAR GAMES UPLOAD 4 website at www.rockstargames.com/upload or www.rockstargamesupload.com for all details, entry info, and a look at previous UPLOAD winners.



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