DigiMusic 2019: Rules & Submission Summary*


The Challenge

Work as an individual or a group of up to four students to compose a musical score to work in conjunction with one of the four provided video clips

This contest is open to musicians and composers of all varieties; therefore we will accept entries in a variety of formats.  Whether you use BandLab/GarageBand, prefer to send us sheet notation, or want to record your classical piano solo on a mobile device, we want you to use your talent and new knowledge to create an awesome soundtrack. 

Judging Criteria*

- Compose music that is appropriate for the clip.
- Does the sound evoke what is happening in the scene?
- Does the music reinforce what is happening in the scene, the storytelling, and the narrative?
- Does the music change as the mood in the clip changes?

Important Dates*

  • April 2: Competition begins

  • May 14: Entries must be submitted by 11:59PM PST

  • May 15-22: Judging period

  • May 23-25: Winners announced

  • 3rd June: Finale event at Electronic Arts Vancouver


  • Students may enter as an individual or as teams of up to four.

  • Open to students between Grade 8 and Grade 12.

  • Only one entry per video clip per person.

  • Winners will be selected by an expert panel of digital media and music industry experts. One winner (this could be an individual or a group) will be selected for each video clip.

  • DigiBC’s decision as to the winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Submission Process*

1. Please complete the submission form for each composition and ensure you have named your file in the correct format: Videoclipchosen_Dateofsubmission(YYYYMMDD)_TeamorIndividualName

                 Example: ProjectEagle_20190429_SalmonArmAngels

2. Send your files via to with the correct filename format. 


We will be awarding a range of prizes including:

  • A trip to Electronic Arts Vancouver for a tour and prize giving ceremony
  • 2 x Roland GO:MIXER (for your school's music room)
  • 'Swag' bags and video game goodies for you to take home

Please note there will be no cash alternative to any prizes.

*For the full official rules click here


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Shannon Mason
Composer & Sound Designer
Vancouver, BC


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Head of Quality Assurance
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Freelance Composer
Vancouver, BC