FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is Land the Big Gig® Contest and Sweepstakes?
A: Land the Big Gig® is an exciting nationwide music talent search that culminates with a live performance competition on June 27, in Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest, "The World’s Largest Music Festival".
Q: What is Summerfest?
Summerfest brings the music industry's hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts and 1,000 performances on 11 stages over 11 days. Visit Summerfest.com
for more information.
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A: TapMilwaukee.com is Milwaukee’s best local entertainment site. Powered by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel it is Milwaukee’s most complete resource for information on Milwaukee's best entertainment options for dining, music, theater, movies and the arts.
Q: How do I enter Land the Big Gig® Contest?
Start by registering your account at landthebiggig.com
. Then follow the website's instructions for uploading your video.
Q: How many different videos may I upload to Land the Big Gig® Contest?
A: Each band or performer is allowed only one video upload.
Q: What is the deadline to submit a video for Land the Big Gig® Contest?
A: May 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM (noon) ET.
Q: How many band members are allowed to participate in Land the Big Gig® Contest?
A: A band may have as many performers as you see fit. However, travel will only be provided for up to six (6) band members to participate in the finals if that band wins. All band members in excess of six (6) would be responsible for their own travel expenses to Milwaukee.
Q: Who is eligible to enter Land the Big Gig® Contest?
You must be: 1. At least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry, 2. Who are legal United States residents that are physically residing in one (1) of the 48 contiguous United States or District of Columbia. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions, overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law and 3. Are not considered to be a 'professional musician'. For complete details on eligibility please visit the Official Rules
for Land the Big Gig®
Contest and Sweepstakes.
Q: What file formats are accepted for video submissions?
A: Only the following formats are acceptable video formats: mov, .mpg, .wmv, .m4v or .mp4.
Q: What is the maximum length for video submission?
A: No more than 180 seconds in length in its entirety.
Q: What do I do if I cannot upload my video?
A: Check to make sure that you have uploaded a video that is an acceptable file format or does not exceed the maximum file size, 50 MB.
Q: Once my video is uploaded what happens next?
You will receive a confirmation email from landthebiggig.com after your video is successfully uploaded. Your video will then be reviewed to confirm that it qualifies for Land the Big Gig®
Contest as described in the Official Rules
. Once reviewed it will either be accepted or rejected. If accepted your video will be posted to Land the Big Gig®
Q: Why would my video be rejected from Land the Big Gig® Contest?
It does not meet the guidelines and requirements set forth in the Official Rules
Q: If my video is rejected am I able to re-submit a video for my band?
A: Yes, you may resubmit your video up to four times before you will be disqualified and no longer allowed to submit a video.
Q: How are the finalists for Land the Big Gig® Contest selected?
The five (5) bands with the most public votes from all of the eligible bands that entered during the Submission Phase will be selected as potential Semi-Finalist Bands. Semi-Finalist Judges will score each Semi-Finalist Band according to judging criteria explained in the Official Rules
. The three (3) Semi-Finalist Bands with the highest Semi-Finalist Judges' scores will be declared potential Finalist Bands.
Q: When will the finalist bands be announced?
A: The three (3) Finalist Bands will be announced on or about June 19, 2013.
Q: Where will the three (3) finalist bands perform?
A: The three (3) Finalist Bands will perform on Thursday June 27, 2013 at Summerfest, The World's Largest Music Festival on the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard.
Q: How do I enter Land the Big Gig® Sweepstakes?
A: Register an account at landthebiggig.com. Then go to Land the Big Gig® Gallery on the website and vote for at least one band.
Q: When does Land the Big Gig® Sweepstakes run?
A: Land the Big Gig® Sweepstakes begins on May 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM (midnight) ET and runs through June 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM (noon) ET.
Q: How many entries am I eligible for in Land the Big Gig® Sweepstakes?
A: Each day you log into the website and vote for a band you receive one (1) entry for the Sweepstakes.
Q: How many times may I vote for a band?
A: You have up to five (5) votes per day. You may vote for the same band, five different bands or any combination thereof.