Project Aloft Star
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BE DISCOVERED!

Calling all original singer-songwriters:
YOU could become Project Aloft Star’s winner and win USD$10,000!
How To Take Part
If you have a song that you want to showcase to the world and have a passionate desire to perform in front of a crowd, here’s how you can take part in this contest!

PHASE 1: Call For Entries
(1 June 2016 - 25 July 2016)

Record your original song performance in video or audio and upload it to YouTube or SoundCloud in any language. Submit the link, as well as a short biography of yourself and the inspiration behind your original song, to us!

All entries must be submitted by 12 noon, 25 July (GMT +8HRS)

PHASE 2: Voting Period
(29 July 2016 – 22 August 2016)

The top 15 entries will be profiled and opened up to a voting process. After which, the top 5 entries will be selected based on public votes (40%) and MTV's judging (60%). This is the time where votes are garnered and you could be in the running to win USD$10,000!

Voters stand a chance to win USD$1,000 too!

PHASE 3: Finals
(26 August 2016)

  • Top 5 entries from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand (collectively known as Southeast Asia) will perform at a Finals event in Bangkok.
  • Top 5 entries from Greater China will perform at the Finals event at an Aloft hotel in China.
  • Top 5 entries from India will perform at the Finals event at an Aloft hotel in India respectively.
  • Top 5 entries from Korea will perform at the Finals event at an Aloft hotel in Korea respectively.

PHASE 4: Winners Announcement

Mid-September

After going through the process of Submissions, Voting and the Finals, a panel of judges will determine the Project Aloft Star winner from each cluster.

Winners will be announced, taking home the USD$10,000 prize!

 
Prizes

Each winning entry from each cluster will walk away with USD$10,000 respectively.

Voters who help us decide, during the voting phase, stand a chance to win USD$1,000 per cluster as well!

Clusters:
  • Southeast Asia - Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand
  • Greater China - China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau
  • India
  • Korea
JUDGING CRITERIA:
  • Songwriting and Music Composition (30%)
  • Creativity and Originality (20%)
  • Technical Skill (20%)
  • International Appeal (20%)
  • WOW Factor (10%)
Join Now
Record your original song performance in video or audio and upload it to YouTube or SoundCloud in any language. Submit the link, as well as a short biography of yourself and the inspiration behind your original song, to us!

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY CHECKLIST

Before you submit your entry, here’s a handy checklist!

Closing Date: 12 noon, 25 July 2016 (GMT +8hrs)

Audio/Video Quality

All entries will be opened up to public voting (40%) and MTV's judging (60%). Do ensure your submission has clear audio and/or good visuals so your work is presented the best it can be. Only you, as the songwriter and creator, can do your own work justice. Send us your best work!

Profile Photo

All shortlisted entries will feature your profile photo. Submit a photo that best represents you as a music artist!

Audio/Video Description

Submit an audio/video description of less than 500 words to tell us about you and your work as an artist. Sometimes, a good story helps establish your song!

Contact Details

Ensure you fill in the submission form accurately with your contact details so we can contact you if you are shortlisted for Phase 2 of the campaign!
YouTube Video or Soundcloud Audio Link:
*Max file size: 1MB. Files Types: .png, .jpg
Video / Audio Description (In 500 words or less, tell us about yourself and the inspiration behind your original song):
How did you hear about Project Aloft Star 2016?
  • Entries Submission Period: 12 noon, 1 June 2016 -12 noon, 25 July 2016 (GMT + 8hrs)
  • Voting Period: 12 noon, 29 July 2016 – 12 noon, 22 August 2016 (GMT + 8hrs)
  • Contest is open to residents of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Korea only
  • Only original compositions will be accepted
  • All entries will be opened up to a voting process and top 5 entries will be selected based on public votes (40%) and MTV's judging (60%)
  • Top 5 entries from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand (collectively known as Southeast Asia) will perform at a Finals event in Bangkok.
  • Top 5 entries from Greater China will perform at the Finals event at an Aloft hotel in China.
  • Top 5 entries from India will perform at the Finals event at an Aloft hotel in India.
  • Top 5 entries from Korea will perform at the Finals event at an Aloft hotel in Korea.
Terms & Conditions Apply
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View Entries
View the entries in the running for Project Aloft Star, Amplified by MTV!
Voting runs from 12 noon, 29 July 2016 to 12 noon, 22 August 2016!
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