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GBB 20 Wildcard Competition

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GBB 20 Wildcard Competition

The Grand Beatbox Battle 2020 will take place in Progresja in Warsaw, Poland, on the 3rd and 4th of April 2020, with the 7toSmoke Battle and Afterparty happening on the 5th April in Hydrozagdka.

Event & Ticket Informations

Wildcards

Submit your Wildcard in one of the following categories and with a bit of luck, you’ll be able to battle against the best Beatboxers in the World live on stage at the Grand Beatbox Battle 2020.

And make sure, you check out all the submission of the GBB Wildcard Competition.

Watch Wildcards

Rules Summary

Here’s a summary of the rules and regulations. Please make sure you read all the guidelines below before submitting a wildcard. Wildcards that violate the rules will be excluded from the competition.

Timeslots

  • Solo, Tag-team, and Loop categories – open for submissions from Midnight (00:00) 20th September – Midnight (00:00) 21th October.
  • Crew and Tag-team Loop – open for submissions from Midnight (00:00) 20th September – Midnight (00:00) 1st November.

Submission

  • Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, and the link posted in the registration form available on our website – swissbeatbox.com
  • Wildcards can only be uploaded ONCE (only the first upload registered will be accepted).

The competition has ended. No more submissions will be accepted. Check out the GBB Wildcard Winners here.

Video description

  • Wildcards must include correct introduction – “My name is [ARTIST NAME], and this is my [CATEGORY – eg. Solo, Loop etc] wildcard for the GBB 2020 World League.”
  • Title of the wildcard must be labeled correctly – [ARTIST NAME] – GBB20: World League [CATEGORY] Wildcard (OR) Grand Beatbox Battle 2020: World League [CATEGORY] Wildcard (e.g. Pepouni – GBB20: World League Solo Wildcard).

Recording

  • All recording methods allowed.
  • Audio can be processed with Compression, EQ, and Reverb, anything else is not allowed.
  • Audio processing CANNOT be automated (cannot change over time, whole audio must be processed the same way).
  • The length of the beatboxing in each wildcard must not be less than or exceed plus or minus 10% of the allowed time for that category (see below), not including intro/outro of video.

Make sure you check out the full rules below and leave a comment if you have any questions.

Categories

Solo Showcase

  • Beatbox time – 2 minutes +/- 10%
    • Minimum 1 minute 48 seconds
    • Maximum 2 minutes 12 seconds
  • Applications open from Midnight 20th September – Midnight 21st October CET.
  • Wildcard Judges:
    • SBX members Pepouni (Co-Founder), Sinjo (Sound), Madox(Video), Ciaccolo (GBB founder).
    • KIM (French Crew Champ 2017, World BBX Camp 2017 Solo Showcase Champ)
    • Skiller (World Solo Champ 2012, GBB Solo Champ 2011)
    • Zede (World Solo Champ 2009)
  • Minimum 9 wildcards will be chosen.
  • Winners announced on the 3rd November.

Tag-Team Showcase

  • Beatbox time – 2 minutes +/- 10%
    • Minimum 1 minute 48 seconds
    • Maximum 2 minutes 12 seconds
  • Applications open from Midnight 20th September – Midnight 21st October CET.
  • Wildcard Judges:
    • SBX members Pepouni (Co-Founder), Sinjo (Sound), Madox(Video), Ciaccolo (GBB founder).
    • Chris Celiz (GBB Tag-team Champ 2018, World Tag-Team Champ 2018)
    • BMG (French Tag-team Champ 2013, World Tag-team Champ 2015)
    • NaPoM (GBB Solo Champ 2017, World Solo Vice Champ 2015)
  • Minimum 6 wildcards will be chosen.
  • Winners announced on the 1st November.

Solo Loop

  • Beatbox time – 3 minutes +/- 10%
    • Minimum 2 minutes 42 seconds
    • Maximum 3 minutes 18 seconds
  • Extra device allowed.
    • All sounds must be generated through the human voice or body.
    • No synthesized or pre-recorded sounds allowed.
    • No keyboards allowed.
    • You must email [email protected] with your device name and model number to have your device approved (approval process may take up to 48 hours).
    • If you do not get official approval for your device then your wildcard will not be accepted.
    • See list of pre-approved devices below (this will constantly be updated, so keep checking back to see if your device has been added).
  • List of pre-approved devices:
    • Korg Kaoss Pad KP3
    • Helix Line6
    • TC Helicon Voicelive 3
    • BOSS GT-10B
    • BOSS RC-505
    • BOSS RC-202
  • Please remember – if your approved device has the ability to use pre-recorded samples, or trigger synths direct on the device (such as the Korg Kaoss Pad), you are not allowed to use these functions in the wildcard. If you do, you will be immediately disqualified from the competition.
  • Applications open from Midnight 20th September – Midnight 21st October CET.
  • Wildcard Judges:
    • SBX members Pepouni (Co-Founder), Sinjo (Sound), Madox(Video), Ciaccolo (GBB founder).
    • Tioneb (GBB Loop Vice Champ 2017 & 2018)
    • Inkie (GBB Loop top 8 2018 & top 4 2019, World Loop Vice Champ 2018)
    • Gene Shinozaki (GBB Tag-team Champ 2018, World Tag-Team Champ 2018)
  • Minimum 10 wildcards will be chosen.
  • Winners announced on the 2nd November.

Tag-Team Loop Showcase

  • Beatbox time – 3 minutes +/- 10%
    • Minimum 2 minutes 42 seconds
    • Maximum 3 minutes 18 seconds
  • No extra devices are allowed in this category for the first edition. This may change in the future, but for now we want to keep this category as simple as possible.
  • Applications open from Midnight 20th September – Midnight 1st November CET.
  • Wildcard Judges:
    • SBX members Pepouni (Co-Founder), Sinjo (Sound), Madox(Video), Ciaccolo (GBB founder).
    • Tom Thum (World Tag-team Champ 2005, Beatbox Pioneer)
    • Gene Shinozaki (GBB Tag-team Champ 2018, World Tag-Team Champ 2018)
    • Faya Braz (GBB Loop Champ 2014, World Crew Champ 2009)
  • Minimum 2 wildcards will be chosen.
  • Winners announced on the 7th November.

Crew Showcase

  • Beatbox time – 3 minutes +/- 10%
    • Minimum 2 minutes 42 seconds
    • Maximum 3 minutes 18 seconds
  • Amount of people per crew – Minimum 3, maximum 5.
  • Applications open from Midnight 20th September – Midnight 1st November CET.
  • Wildcard Judges:
    • SBX members Pepouni (Co-Founder), Sinjo (Sound), Madox(Video), Ciaccolo (GBB founder).
    • MC Zani (World Crew Champ 2015)
    • Tom Thum (World Tag-team Champ 2005, Beatbox Pioneer)
    • Hobbit (World Crew Champ 2015)
  • Minimum 2 wildcards will be chosen.
  • Winners announced on the 5th November.

General Rules

The wildcard competition for Solo, Tag-team, and Loop categories will be open for submissions from midnight on the 20th September until midnight on the 21th October 2019 (CET). Wildcard submissions for the new categories – Crew and Tag-Team Loop – will be open from midnight on the 20th September 2020 until midnight on the 1st November 2020 (CET). To take part in the wildcard competition, participants must upload their wildcards to YouTube and then post the link in the submission form available on the Swissbeatbox website -swissbeatbox.com.

Wildcards can only be registered ONCE – that means, if you have uploaded a wildcard earlier in the registration window, and then decide later that you want to upload a new one instead, this new wildcard will not be accepted. Instead, we will only judge the original upload. If you delete your original upload and try to replace it with a new one, then you will forfeit your wildcard altogether, and not be accepted into the competition at all. This is to avoid confusions in the registration and judging process that happened at GBB19 – wildcards were replaced with newer versions which were not registered correctly and as such some people’s wildcards were not judged at all. So MAKE SURE that the wildcard you upload is your FINAL version, as you will not be able to edit or re-upload it later.

Any recording method is allowed for the wildcards – that is to say, you can use anything from a smartphone camera to a professional setup with separate microphone and camera. You may process your audio recording with basic dynamic (compression) and EQ plugins, as well as reverb. What is not allowed is automated processing (such as EQing and compressing the kick and snare differently). The entire recording must be processed in the same way. Also, things such as distortion, delay, or any time based or frequency distortion effects are strictly forbidden, as these alter the integrity of your audio recordings.

All participants MUST introduce themselves in the video as follows – “My name is [ARTIST NAME], and this is my [CATEGORY – eg. Solo, Loop etc] wildcard for the GBB 2020 World League.” If this statement is not included at the beginning of the video, it will not be accepted. This is to avoid people using previous uploads or shoutouts as wildcards for this event – your wildcard MUST be a unique video made specifically for entry into the GBB20: World League event. It is also designed this way to encourage creativity and innovation within the beatbox community.

The title of the Wildcard Video must be labeled as follows: [ARTIST NAME] – GBB20: World League [CATEGORY] Wildcard (OR) Grand Beatbox Battle 2020: World League [CATEGORY] Wildcard (e.g. Pepouni – GBB20: World League Solo Wildcard).
Finally, the length of the beatboxing time off the wildcard video must be no longer than plus or minus 10% of the length of that category. I.e. if the wildcard is allowed to be 3 minutes long, then you are allowed minimum 2 minutes and 42 seconds and maximum 3 minutes and 18 seconds of beatbox time in that video. If your beatboxing time in the video does not fall within plus or minus 10% of the time limit, points will be deducted from the voting of your wildcard, meaning you will have less of a chance to make it into the competition. This does not include your intro or outro in the video.

Wildcard Application

Click below to submit your application for the wildcard competition. Good luck to all participants, and make sure you give your best!

The competition has ended. No more submissions will be accepted. Check out the GBB Wildcard Winners here.

32 Comments

  1. ricochet 2 weeks ago

    How old must you be to do a wildcard?

  2. joel 4 weeks ago

    eh

  3. Mitchell Jackson 1 month ago

    Can someone that’s 11 do it and if yes do you have to pay for the tickets to Poland

  4. Maximilian 1 month ago

    Is their age restrictions at all? I’ve been told it’s 16

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