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The Score The World film scoring contest is back for the third time!

In the 2021-2022 season, the team has chosen a short animation as a task for the contestants.

About the film: Like and Follow is a 3d animated short film created by Brent Forrest and Tobias Schlage. It follows the story of a little boy that can’t see anything but the display of his smartphone. Each time he starts to realize the beauty and dangers of the world around him his smartphone forces his attention back to the screen.
The film played in 78 countries, at over 202 festivals, and won 33 awards to date. See select awards on IMDb.

Watch a short scene from the task
Why this contest is different from others?
  • All the contestants will know their exact ranking.
  • TOP 100 contestants will get a short personal feedback from our jury.
  • TOP 5 contestants will get valuable prizes provided by our great sponsors: Best Service, Sonuscore, Project SAM, SoundIron, Embertone, Cinematic Composing
  • 50% of the profits will go to charity, directly to a non-profit organisation that deals with mental health regarding screen-time.
  • Five Cinematic Composing subscriptions will be drawn at random from all entries received

Timeline of the contest

  1. Early-bird registration – 29 EUR entry fee: open to everyone, of all ages and nationalities from Dec 2-31.
  2. Normal registration – 39 EUR: open to everyone, of all ages and nationalities, from Jan 1-31.
  3. Deadline for sending in your entry: February 14, 2022.
  4. Evaluation period : Feb 15-March 14, 2022.
  5. Winners will be announcedMarch 15, 2022.

The jury

  • Brent Forrest and Tobias Schlage, co-creators of the Like and Follow short animation
  • Cody Fry, Grammy-nominated composer, creator of the viral sensation, the bombastic cover of Eleanor Rigby.
  • Marc Jovani, film Composer for many major studios such as Lionsgate, Syfy, FOX, and most recently NETFLIX. 
  • Timothy Schmidt, the winner of the previous Score The World contest.

Registration and more info at:

About the contest from the founders

“In 2019 we built STW from the ground up to provide a great competition for composers, focused on education and feedback, through which they can grow. On top of that, we imagined a community uniting composers for social/environmental issues.

In early 2020, we held our first event with 300 participants. 50% of all our profits went to Amazon Watch and we’ve put hundreds of hours into giving actionable feedback to all contestants to offer real value.

Here you can find the winner video of the previous contest:

For our next contest, we have chosen a part of an Oscar-winning movie for the task, and our contestants created amazing entries! We had over 400 applications, and in the end, we could donate 1850 euro to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum.

Can’t wait to see this years’ entries, we hope everyone will have fun with composing!”

The Score The World team

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