WALTZ COMPOSITION CONTEST, RULES
The competition is closed and the
To makes things simple, I've decided
to have the following rules:
- This is a Waltz contest.
See also the Polka composition contest.
- Your tune should not be older
than one year.
- Send me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
the notation in a GIF (preferable) or a BMP graphics
file (please ZIP this), as compact as possible. If you have a notation
program, you can make a screen dump to a file. I also accept Music Time
for Windows files (MUS) and maybe also MIDI files (which I'll try to convert
into notation). If you can't read/write notation easily, maybe some friend
can help you. It doesn't have to look professional - it's perfectly all
right to draw something on free hand using a paint program, as long as
it's interpretable. This is a quick example (this took me about 5 minutes
to produce using a windows paint program):
- If you're having problems with
sending a GIF/BMP file, you may mail the notation to me (snail
address) and I'll try to scan it.
- Try to make it not too difficult
so that an average player will be able to read and play from the notation.
- The reason why I require notation,
is that this is not a performance contest. If it were, I think that
most people wouldn't dare to send their contributions. It would also be
difficult to handle all huge sound files, both for me and you. I also believe
that good music is created on the very moment of reading, interpreting
and playing directly from the notation.
- What about selecting the winner?
I intend to publish every contribution - no anonymous entries! I have
decided to end this competition at December 31, 1996. After the closing
date, the voting is simply done by the contributors. Each contributor will
send me a mail with the name of the best tune (you can't vote on your own
tune). I'll publish all votes and the result will be a table with all tunes
and their points, the tune with the most votes at the top. These rules
will enable me to participate myself and since everything is done publicly,
the results should not be questioned (I hope).
- View received contributions
to Hans Palm's Accordion Page: main page
Hans Palm 1997, email@example.com
, snail address