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This thread will be used to keep track of information and activities involving the monthly Ornac Music Contests and associated events! If you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask here or contact me.
**Music Contest Rules**
Contestants must use song scrolls that they’ve made themselves to be eligible for grand prizes. This does not mean it needs to be an original song just that you put together the code being used. Midi conversions are also allowed since it’s not required to make a scroll from scratch. All scrolls must have the contestant’s name as the composer and visible chords. Song scrolls are now checked across the in-game bard board and elsewhere after the contest as copied songs are not allowed. Prizes will be given out after scrolls are found to be acceptable. Freeplay songs (not composed by you, but you wanna play anyway) are also welcomed! Freeplayers are encouraged to play in between contest performances! There is no time limit for songs that are entered.
**Contest Judge Pool**
+ Retsamehtmai, Laeryhn, Aliami, katara580, and previous contest winner(s)
+ Freeplay Manager is announced at the contest
+ June 23rd, 2019
+ 3pm PST/6pm EST
+ Emain Macha Stage ch3
**Themes by Month**
+ January: Battle Music
+ February: Heartfelt/Romantic
+ March: Rock/Metal
+ April: Experimental/Medley
+ May: Beach music/surf rock
+ June: Oriental/Fantasy
+ July: Themeless (bard off month)
+ August: Melancholic/Sad
+ September: Desert music
+ October: Spooky
+ November: Jazz
+ December: Winter/Holiday
*Please note that matching the theme is not required, but can help your overall score if you do*
**Prize Distribution (no category/all jam/all solo)**
+ First Prize: 2m gold, composition item, judge spot
+ Second Prize: 1m gold, composition item
+ Third Prize: 500k gold
+ Runners up: 100k gold
Participants are encouraged to ask for critique or explanation of why their song is ranked where it is if curious.
The judge pool for each music contest now varies depending on who won the previous one. A contest winner is able to judge in the next contest if they wish to, but they must sit out the next contest regardless of if they judge or not.
Music contests are held at Emain Macha Stage on channel 3 (unless otherwise specified above). The event starts around 3pmPST and runs until 4:30pmPST at the latest.
- Previous Contest Winners –
25th contest | May 19th, 2019 | Winner(s): Maggs playing California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and The Papas in the jam category for first place; Sadet playing The World is Revolving by Toby Fox in the jam category for second place; Essention playing Are You There by Elow in the jam category for third place.
24th contest | Mar 24th, 2019 | Winner(s): Mirakurumi playing Thriller by Michael Jackson in the jam category for first place; Levont playing Fury Sparks WIP by Motoi Sakuraba in the jam category for second place.
23th contest | Jan 20th, 2019 | Winner(s): Arianette played Wave of Darkness by Yoko Shimomura in the jam category; Essention played Breathe by CircusP in the solo cateogory.
22th contest | Oct 21st, 2018 | Winner(s): Arianette played Friendly Nightmares (Aria’s Story) by Adam, Presence of Music, H/MIX GALLERY and Senses Circuit in the jam category; Sadet played Sword of Mana - Town by Kenji Ito in the solo category.
21th contest | Sep 23rd, 2018 | Winner(s): Aliami played Lost Boy by Ruth B. This is the only time a single participant “contest” will be official counted…
20th contest | Aug 19th, 2018 | Winner(s): Maggs played Empty Chairs at Empty Tables by Claude-Michael Shoenberg for first place; Arianette played Our Parting from Sword Art Online for second prize; Xeirox played Deemo - Goodbye by Chamber Chu for third place.
19th contest | Jul 22nd, 2018 | Winner(s): Levont played Innocense from Tales of Zestiria the X by FLOW, and Arianette played Live and Learn from Sonic Adventure 2 by Crush40 for first place; Maggs played Rock and Roll All Night by Kiss for second place; Fabeola played Calling from Parasite Eve by Yoko Shimomura for third place.
18th contest | Jun 24th, 2018 | Winner(s): Essention played Unbreakable from Maplestory by YusukeKira for first prize; Susieqt played Kitaki Family Theme from Apollo Justice Ace Attorney by Shu Takami for second place; alicamoon played Butterfly Lovers for third place.
17th contest | May 20th, 2018 | Winner(s): Maggs played Watermusik by Handel for first place; Awsomesawce played The Point of no Return by Mike Magatagan for second place; Marshmerrow played Airhead by Picon for third place.
16th contest | Apr 22nd, 2018 | Winner(s): Maggs played Hooked on the Classics by Louis Clark and the London Philharmonic Orchestra for first place; susieqt played a song she called “Ferghus Travels Through a Time Portal in Taillteann to Ancient Japan to get Rare Blacksmithing Supplies" for second place; Awsomesawce played a “Kingdom Hearts Medley” for third place.
15th contest | Mar 18th, 2018 | Winner(s): Arianette arranged Prelude from Final Fantasy by Nobuo Uematsu for first place. Her entry was played by friends; Jisa played Noble Maiden Fair from Disney's Brave by Patrick Doyle for second place; Maggs played Erasure/Always from Robot Unicorn Attack by Andy Bell/Vince Clark for third place.
14th contest | Feb 18th, 2018 | Winner(s): Maggs played Open Arms by Journey for first place; susieqt played Duclare Chateau from Deus Ex by Michiel Van Den Bos, and Jisa played Blue Moon by Richard Rogers for second place; Arianette arranged Can you Feel the Love Tonight By Elton John for third place. This entry was played by friends since she was pulled away unexpectedly.
13th contest | Jan 21st, 2018 | Winner(s): Maggs played We're Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister for first place; Acharon played The Lion Sleeps in the Jungle by The Tokens for second place.
12th contest | Dec 17th, 2017 | Winner(s): Maggs played Ragnarok Online – Welcome my Lord by SoundTemP for first place; Awsomesawce played You’re a Mean One, Mr.Grinch by Albert Hague for second place; Arianette played All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey for third place.
11th contest | Nov 19th, 2017 | Winner(s): Awesomesawce played Go the Distance from Hercules by Alen Menken for first place; Maggs played Stars from Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schonberg for second place; Essention played Lightless from Oneshot for third place.
10th contest | Oct 29th, 2017 | Winner(s): Arianette played Still Doll from Vampire Knight by Wakeshima Kanon for first place; Maggs played Suddenly Seymour from Little Shop of Horrors by Alen Menkel for second place.
9th contest | Sep 17th, 2017 | Winner(s): Jisa played The Old Rambler by Mike Magatagan, and Maggs played Whiskey in a Jar by The Beasley Brothers. They tied for first place.
8th contest | Aug 20th, 2017 | Winner(s): Jisa played Meditation by Thias for first place; Ellcrys played You Are My Hope from Bravely Default for second place.
7th contest | July 16th, 2017 | Winner: Acharon played Eye of the Tiger.
6th contest | May 21st, 2017 | Winner: Arianette played Shinzou wo Sasageyo (Attack on Titan Season 2’s Opening).
5th contest | Apr 16th, 2017 | Winner: mahaous played Creation, a collaboration they made with a friend.
4th contest | Feb 19th, 2017 | Winner: Maggs played Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie.
3rd contest | Jan 29th, 2017 | Winner: Elfiea played In the Bleak Midwinter.
2nd contest | Jan 22rd, 2017 | Winner: Arcina played Sunlit Garden from Revolutionary Girl Utena.
1st contest | Jan 1th, 2017 | Winner: Laeryhn played Moonlit Night from Death Parade.