THE 2015 CONTEST HAS ENDED. 

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2015 General Guidelines: 
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Jan 22th 2015-APRIL 1ST, 2015  Contestants may ENTER the contest. 

Contest Entry Checklist:
--3 minute video uploaded online.
--A brief bio telling your guitar/bass story.
--Recent photo of yourself with your instrument.

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---Sorry Boys, Ladies Only. Only women and girls are eligible to enter. 
---No Pros Please. Musicians who make more than $30k/year and have an endorsement contract are not eligible to enter. (Does not include teaching)
---1 Contest, 2 Categories: Entries are split into BASS and GUITAR categories. Entrants must be 13 and up.

Evaluation Criteria

Weekly judges include industry personnel who have tremendous experience in performing, recording, teaching or related fields in bass/guitar. Judging will be based on the judges’ personal interpretation of criteria in three areas:

Keep in mind, you can play any genre of music and any style. Just OWN it!
70% Performance --Technique, chops, originality, creativity, groove, and feel
20% Style --Showmanship, vibe (fit with the music), and personality
10% Story --Personal story, background, and potential


Two Ways To Make The Finals

15 – 20 finalists will be selected from each category (Guitar and Bass)

Weekly Selections
January 22, 2015 - APRIL 1ST, 2015 --Our esteemed panel of judges will select at least 2 finalists from each category (minimum 4 total) during the contest entry phase. 

OR

Public Voting 
APRIL 1ST, 2015 -APRIL 30TH, 2015 --The top 5-10 voted videos will become wild card finalists. 
VIDEOS WILL BECOME VISIBLE ON APRIL 1ST VIA THE QUEEN OF STRINGS WEBSITE. Voters will be able to vote directly on the site.

The complete lists of finalists will be announced online on MAY 5TH, 2015

Winner Selection
15–20 finalists will be forwarded to the panel celebrity judges. Each judge will watch each finalist entry and score them according to the criteria listed above. The eligible contestant with the highest score will be declared the Grand Prize Winner. The next two highest scores will be declared the First Runner-up and Second Runner-up, etc.

Winners Announced
via live webcast. Details to be announced.