This contest is only open to individual musicians and bands whose members are legal residents of the United States and 18 years of age or older. Between 1 and 5 video submissions per musician or band will be accepted. Your submission must be a video of one original song. No covers will be accepted. Read all of the Eligibility and Submission Requirements in Section 2 and 5 of the Official Rules.
Create your own Get Out of the Garage Video Submission channel by clicking on the GET STARTED HERE button. Read Section 4 of the Official Rules on details for registering.
You can create an original video or you can submit one that you already have. The video must first be uploaded onto YouTube. Once you have created and uploaded the video onto YouTube or designated which video you’d like to submit, simply copy and paste the video’s URL into your channel’s playlist on your Guitar Center Get Out of the Garage channel page.

You can submit up to five videos but you must designate a preferred submission by placing it in the first position in your playlist. The video must be no longer than 10 minutes in length and the song must be an original work.
Get as many people as you can — your fans, your friends, your co-workers, your family... Get everyone to watch, follow and share your channel. Share it on your Facebook, Google + and Twitter by clicking the SHARE link on your channel page. While not the only thing that matters; views, follows, and shares will increase your contest rank and help you get noticed. Each week during the contest period, five submissions with the most online activity will be selected guaranteeing a total of 50 submissions review by the judging panel. Note, the judging panel can select the final 50 from entries outside of the top ranked 50. For more details about how the winner is chosen, read section 6 of the Official Rules.
Performances will be evaluated by the Judging Panel based on the following criteria: technique, authenticity, originality, and style.
5 finalists will be hand-selected by the judging panel to perform live at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn, NY. From there the judging panel will chose the 1 grand prize winner. For a complete listing of the finalist prizes and grand prizes, see the List of Prizes.

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