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SBX Kickback Battle 2021 Wildcard Competition

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SBX Kickback Battle 2021 Wildcard Competition

General Battle Information

Starting in January and running through March of 2021, Swissbeatbox will be hosting the SBX Kickback Battle. This is a SAFE, Stay-at-Home SOLO beatbox battle, where social media is the stage! Participants will also use a specific home AUDIO setup, which we will provide, to record battle rounds. Battles will then be mixed and mastered for optimal quality, and then released across all SBX platforms. Each day we will release a battle round.

Once the tournament section is over, a judging panel will share their decisions via livestream. Our main goal with this format is to provide the best audio experience possible, for both artists and fans, during this time when a live battle just isn’t possible. We also want to help provide some practical support, so this is why we are happy to announce that CASH PRIZES for first place is 2K USD, and for second place is 1K USD. 

Make sure, you read the rules below! Once you are ready, use the button below and follow the instructions to submit your wildcard. Good luck!

The competition has ended. No more submissions will be accepted. Winners will be announced soon on our Social Media channels. Watch all the Kickback Wildcards here.

 

 

Rules

This contest is open to everyone, worldwide! All you need to participate is a safe place to receive the home AUDIO shipment, a computer with recording software, camera or device to record videos, time to participate in a couple of group training sessions and livestreams and also to record battle rounds throughout the battle period (a few hours a week), and lastly a solid internet connection to train and communicate with SBX during this process.

JOIN US Saturday, December 12th for SBX Team Q&A to ask questions live.

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.

Submission
  • Wildcard Submissions will be accepted from Midnight (00:00) 8th of December  – until (23:59)  December 22nd, 2020. 
  • 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).
Video Description
  • Wildcards must include correct introduction – “My name is [ARTIST NAME], and this is my wildcard for the SBX Kickback Battle 2021”
  • Title of the wildcard must be labeled correctly – [ARTIST NAME] – SBX Kickback Battle 2021: Solo Wildcard (e.g. Pepouni – SBX Kickback Battle 2021: 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 of 2 minutes, not including intro/outro of video.

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

General Rules

The wildcard competition for the SBX Kickback Battle 2021 will be open for submissions from midnight on the 8th of December until 23:59 CET on the 22nd of December 2020. 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 has occurred in the past – 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 a 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 solo wildcard for the SBX Kickback Battle, 2021.” 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 SBX Kickback Battle 2021: 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] – SBX Kickback Battle 2021: Solo Wildcard (e.g. Pepouni – SBX Kickback Battle 2021: Solo Wildcard).

Finally, the length of the beatboxing time off the wildcard video must be 2 minutes long, with plus or minus 10% of the time. 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.

Submit your wildcard

Ready to submit your wildcard? 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. Winners will be announced soon on our Social Media channels. Watch all the Kickback Wildcards here.

Watch latest wildcards

Every approved wildcard will be published in the Community section here on our website.
Make sure, you check out all submitted SBX Kickback Wildcards here.

49 Comments

  1. Stuart Gentleman 3 weeks ago

    Do you envision a normal swiss beat box on 2022?

  2. VBXR 3 weeks ago

    Why My Wildcard Never Got Published?
    Any reason please.

    • Q_ttiee 3 weeks ago

      Yeah, my wildcard wasn’t published too and it didn’t break any of the rules, and they are not answering my comments anymore, I don’t know why. Just wanted my wildcard to get accepted, because it should’ve already been, as it don’t break any of the rules. So now, I don’t know why they didn’t publish it, why it got rejected (even if there’s no reason for it to be rejected), and I think I won’t be getting any answers.

    • Rachel_SBX 2 weeks ago

      Hello VBXR – sorry for the delay in response! We will look into an email you feedback. The Wildcards that met criteria but didn’t pass the first round of “cuts” should be here on the website. Thanks for the comment!

  3. Q_ttiee 3 weeks ago

    Could you answer my last comment please?

    • Stuart Gentleman 3 weeks ago

      Surely get back to this dude?

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