It is our desire to encourage music composers by offering a unique opportunity to compete for a $1000 prize for best original music score for a quality short film that composers will have permission to use in this special competition.

  • Step 1: Register for the competition here ($35 entry fee.) We will send you a password protected link to view and download the short film.
  • Step 2: Compose and record your epic score!
  • Step 3: Send us a copy of your finished score by February 15th, 2014 on a CD or thumb drive. May the best composer win!
  • Finished music will need to be submitted as a single high-resolution audio file (WAV or AIFF, 24-bit, 48 kHz). Each score must be original and cannot contain any copyrighted material. In other words, it needs to be your own work specifically composed for the purpose of this competition and cannot contain copyrighted samples or content from other original works.

    By participating in this competition you must also agree to not post the short film anywhere on the Web. The short film you will be working with is copyrighted and being made available to you by permission for the express purpose of this competition. The film is 7 minutes long and you will be given some minimal notes from the director. Those who do not follow these instructions will be disqualified from the competition.

    Deciding to participate in the competition, you agree to issue a perpetual license (master license) for the score to be used in the film, and for promotional purposes in connection with the film or the competition. Apart from the above, you will retain full copyright of the music both as writer and publisher.

    Send Submissions to:

    Phillip Telfer

    1751 FM 1044

    New Braunfels, TX 78130

    SamaritanMinistriesthinner