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Ok, back to the point - for those who haven't liked my Facebook page, you might be unaware that I entered a Solo Instrumental Performance competition on Indi.com.
Indi.com is a great website that run multiple competitions each week - these range from songwriting to stand-up comedy and voice-overs.
They offer prizes for winners. For my particular heat, it was a cash prize ($250 for 1st, $100 for 2nd & $50 for 3rd). There was also a prize for judges pick - in other heats, this can be meeting with a specialist in that profession, or even getting signed with Indi - for my heat, it was another $250.
After Fern entered a songwriting competition, I saw there was an upcoming Instrumental competition.
So I shot a video, and uploaded it as soon as the competition went live.
(Here's the video - http://indi.com/21f49f69-05ee-4a18-9091-0a562fead760 )
There were a few others which entered - most of which played guitar. So mine must have seemed like a daring attempt to be different - but it worked!
After swapping between 2nd & 3rd, then down to 4th, and constantly switching between 3rd and 4th - the competition finally ended.
I was 4th.
Obviously, I was a bit disappointed. But 4th out of a total of 45 entries isn't bad at all!
A couple of hours after it finished, I'd forgotten about it - oh well, maybe next time.
Then I got an email...
"Hi Sam, I wanted to let you know that the judge’s selected your performance for their judge’s pick."
:O WHAT? REALLY?! OMG!!
(That was literally my reaction. No jokes.)