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Published on Monday, 03 December 2012 11:15

December 3, 2012 - Did you see that video of that guy doing that beatboxing thing with his flute? Think you can do something similar on your instrument?

LiveConnections announces an open call for students to submit a YouTube video of themselves simultaneously beatboxing and playing an instrument, inspired by Greg Pattillo of PROJECT Trio and his beatboxing flute. (Watch Greg perform “Three Beats for Beatbox Flute” below.) PROJECT Trio will be performing in Philly in February, and YOU could win a chance to join them on stage.

The Rules

  • There are two age categories: one for students in grades 7-12, and one for college undergraduates. Contestants must be able to prove that they are students. The two categories will be judged separately, with winners selected in each.
  • The submission must be in the form of a YouTube video that is 1-4 minutes in length. The video must clearly show the contestant simultaneously beatboxing and playing his or her musical instrument. Each contestant may submit only one video.
  • The contest is open to all student musicians, regardless of whether they play wind, stringed or percussion instruments. Traditional vocal beatboxing is not eligible unless it incorporates the use of another instrument in some way.
  • Contestants must be from Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware or Chester Counties (PA); Camden, Gloucester or Burlington Counties (NJ); or New Castle County (DE).
  • Submissions should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include a link to the YouTube video submission. Do not attach the video itself. A complete submission includes: 1) A completed and signed entry form. 2) A link to one YouTube video of the contestant beatboxing, with the words “LiveConnections Beatboxing Contest” and the contestant’s first name in the YouTube video title.
  • [DEADLINE EXTENDED!] All submissions must be received by Thursday, January 31, Sunday, February 3, 2013, at 11:59pm EST. Late or incomplete submissions may be disqualified.

The Judging

  • LiveConnections staff will select the top five video submissions in each age category and will post them on the LiveConnections Facebook page on Thursday, February 7, 2013.
  • Followers will be invited to vote for their favorite video in both categories on the LiveConnections Facebook poll. Please note that the poll has built-in mechanisms to prevent repeat votes; any contestant believed to be abusing the system will be disqualified at LiveConnections discretion.
  • The video in each category with the most votes by Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 5:00pm EST will be named the first-place winner. The video in each category with the second-greatest amount of votes will be runner-up. In the event of a tie, PROJECT Trio will decide the winning video.

The Prizes

  • The first-place contestant in each category will receive two complimentary tickets to the PROJECT Trio show on February 24, 2013, will be invited to perform his/her winning piece at the opening of the concert, and will be invited backstage to meet PROJECT Trio.
  • In the event the first-place winner is not able to attend the concert, the prize will be offered to the runner-up in that category.
  • The first-place and runner-up videos will be featured on the LiveConnections blog, along with a short Q&A with the contestants.

Download the Rules & Entry Form

Beatboxing Contest Form



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