This sounds like a really fun and wonderful contest. Read a press release about it that was just sent to me by Ryan Sudick. This is a contest in which fans get the opportunity to create a music video for Tori's "Taxi Ride" single. The contest begins on April 4, 2003.
Be sure to carefully read the rules and restrictions in the press release below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CREATE TORI AMOS' NEXT VIDEO!
HER MUSIC, YOUR VISUAL
New York, NY - Epic Records, in partnership with Apple QuickTime and RollingStone.com, is pleased to announce the creation of "Tori's Taxivision", a new on-line contest in which fans get the opportunity to create a music video for Tori Amos' next single, "Taxi Ride," off her gold-plus selling Epic Records debut, Scarlet's Walk.
Beginning on April 4th, participants will be invited to visit www.toriamos.com, www.rollingstone.com or www.apple.com for the opportunity to submit their most unique ideas via any moving medium (animation, video, etc). All submissions must be received by May 16, 2003 at 11:59PM (EST). So dust off that video camera, sharpen your colored pencils, break out that old sketchbook and get to work on your storyboards - Tori's giving you the green light.
During the month of May, a "short list" of finalists, chosen personally by Tori, will be unveiled on www.toriamos.com Fans will then be able to vote for their favorites (from May 23 - May 30) and the winning video, selected by Tori, will be broadcast by QuickTime exclusively in the industry standard Mpeg-4 format, for 30 days on www.toriamos.com
Each of the winners will be selected by Tori based on originality, creativity, concept, technique and presentation and announced on June 2, 2003. A top prize of $2,000 will be given to the person with the most creative and inspired interpretation of "Taxi Ride". The first place runner-up will receive a Sony DCRPC101 Digital Handycam Camcorder and the second place runner-up will receive a Sony CCD-TRV318 Hi8 Handycam Camcorder. Twenty more great ideas will be rewarded with a special, personally autographed package, which includes the special limited edition CD, Scarlet's Walk, among other items.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. This contest is void where prohibited or restricted. Up and coming visual artists must be 18 or older to participate and residents of the United States and excludes residents of Arizona. Please go to www.toriamos.com and www.apple.com to see the Official Rules for the contest.
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