Rules & Regulations

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Season 3 - Items that MUST appear in your video.

1.  Lighter

2.  Cardboard Box

3.  Vase

The video MUST be:

1. Between 3 & 6 minutes long.

2. In English

3. In a ready to upload video format

4. The contestant’s original work.

Things we DON'T
want to see.
  1. We dont want to see a slideshows. 
    (You may use still images, in moderation.)

  2. No live footage from a show.

Read Carefully & Thoroughly 

  • YOU MUST BE A PENNSYLVANIA BAND AND BE WILLING TO TRAVEL TO THE SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE AREA TO COMPETE LIVE. 

  • Must be available these dates in 2022: September 16th, 17th, and 24th as well as Oct 8th

  • The total length of the video submitted must be between 3 and 6 minutes long.

  • The first minute of the video must be an introduction to the band by all the band members.

  • Must be in English.

  • Must be in video format ready to upload.

  • Limited use of still pictures are allowed, however, we don’t want to see a slideshow.

  • Absolutely no live footage from a show will be accepted.

  • Submit  via dropbox (A link will be provided to you)

  • Do not release your entry in any other public forum.

  • Contestants may submit only one entry.

  • Although explicit language and mature content  is allowed, "The Big Break" has the right to disqualify any submission that is found to be too offensive.

  • Videos submitted must  be the contestant’s original work and shall not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of third parties. Contestants shall, by entering, indemnify and hold "The Big Break" harmless against any claims to the contrary.

  • "The Big Break" is not responsible for  any illegal duplicating or distribution of songs submitted for this contest.

  • Participants must submit their completed entries to "The Big Break" by the deadline specified. (Deadlines are subject to change depending on participation.)

  • Contest is subject  to change depending on participation (changes include deadlines, submissions, voting periods and prizes).

  • Initial screening of all entries for lyrics, melody, composition, originality and performance will be done by "The Big Break" staff.

  • Feedback or critique will not be given to entrants.​

  • Entries will not be judged on quality of production.

  • "The Big Break" reserves the right to cancel or amend the contest because of lack of participants and other circumstances beyond its control.

  • Contest is open to all bands or artists who are not currently signed to a major label.​

  • Contestants must be 18 years old to participate in any "The Big Break" contest. (Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian complete the submission for them and represent them at venues.)

  • Any participant  found cheating in any portion of contest will be immediately disqualified and banned from this and future contests.

  • Entry constitutes permission to use names, likeness and voices for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation and consent.

  • By entering this contest, entrants and/or their parents or legal guardian (if a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of "The Big Break" which are final and binding in all matters.

  • Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these  Rules and Regulations  as established herein. Void where prohibited. All federal, International, state, local laws and  regulations apply.

Signups Closed till 2023