The first round of the Intel® Video Superstars Competition drew in thousands of content creators competing against one another in nearly every visual genre under the sun. From there we whittled it down to the best of the best in the semi-finals as the top competitors in each sub genre went head to head for the number one spots in Video Game Trailers, Music Videos, and Short Film. Suffice it to say we put these creators through the ringer.
But after two rounds of intense competition, nearly three months of judging and with thousands of fans making their voices heard, we have our winners in the Intel® Video Superstars Competition!
Are you a natural behind the camera? Do you spend countless hours in the lab, editing and cutting footage to create truly engaging works of visual art? If so, our latest competition is for you. OurStage and Intel have joined forces to search for the next generation of filmmakers and video directors. Submit your music video, game trailer, or short film to the Intel® “Video Superstars” Competition by June 22, 2012 for a chance to win over $5,000 in prizes. Then, encourage your fans to give your masterpiece two thumbs up as you battle your way to the top.
This is it folks, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Thousands of potential superstars were narrowed down to just one lucky winner for the $10,000 “Superstars” Grand Prize. The artist? Drum roll, please. . .it’s none other than rising Nashville songwriter, Austin Renfroe. Renfroe landed the number two spot in the Intel® Superstars Competition Singer-Songwriter Channel with his track Taking Me Under, qualifying him for the finals round where he finished first out of 120 potential superstars potential. Now he’s $10,000 richer, which means he’s on the fast track to baller status (as if he wasn’t already, right?). Join us on congratulating Renfroe on his big win, and be on the lookout for our follow-up with him later this month.
Let’s face it, folks”being a superstar isn’t easy. But, these lucky six finalists sure fooled us. Each one battled to the top of their respective channels in the 2nd annual Intel® Superstars Competition, and are walking away with one hell of a prize package including an Intel® Core i7â„¢ processor-based Orange OPC, Cakewalk SONAR X1 Production Suite Software, a Yeti Pro from Blue Microphones and a Gibson USA Les Paul Studio 60s Tribute Darkback Electric Guitar! It’s practically an all-in-one home recording studio.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, they’re also in the running”along with the Top 20 artists from each of the six Superstars Channels”to win the $10,000 Grand Prize. Check out these rising superstars below!
Pop Finalist: Pullman Standard
Urban Finalist: Terri J-Songwriter
Latin Finalist: Gregory Telfort
Singer-Songwriter Finalist: Austin Renfroe
Rock Finalist: Specyphi
Country: Xolie Morra and The Strange Kind
**Xolie Morra and The Strange Kind won landslide victories in the Intel® “Superstars” Pop, Country and Singer-Songwriter channels, however due to the official rules the finalist prize was awarded to runner-ups in Pop and Singer-Songwriter.
The Intel® “Superstars” Competition has reached the finals. One hundred and twenty budding superstars are duking it out for a chance to score $10,000”now it’s up to you to help them come out on top. Weigh in by December 15th and you’ll be entered for a chance to win the big, bold and beautiful Gibson Firebird X electric guitar.
This six-stringed scream machine is part of a limited run of just 1,800 units, which features a rich, yet simple user interface that allows you to create over 2,000 pickup combinations to find your unique sound. Effects pedals? Forgot ’em. The Firebird X includes a turbo charged “Pure-Analogâ„¢” engine that provides a collection of world-class effects as well as analog sound. So wait no further, friends”judge now for a chance to win. For a sneak peak of who’s hot in the competition, check out the playlist below.
Fur coats and diamonds eh? You think you’re a superstar, that’s cool, we’re down with that sort of thing. So is Intel®. They’ve assembled a veritable super-group of sponsors including Cakewalk, Gibson Guitars, Blue Microphones, Orange OPC and yours truly to give you the superstar treatment you truly deserve. To lock it down, all you need to do is enter the 2nd annual Intel® Superstars Competition on OurStage by November 22nd.
We’ve got the bases covered with six genre-exclusive competition channels for singer-songwriters, pop divas, rock stars, country giants, rap moguls and músicos Latinos. If you’re track makes it to the Number 1 spot in your channel, you’ll win:
- Intel® Core i7â„¢ processor-based Orange OPC
- Cakewalk SONAR X1 Production Suite Software
- Yeti Pro from Blue Microphones
- Gibson USA Les Paul Studio 60s Tribute Darkback guitar
Finish in the Top 20, and you’ll automatically be entered to compete in the finals round, where you could score $10,000! So, superstar, here’s your chance to prove your chops. Enter now.