How To Send Your Video Submission

IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY VIDEOS UNTIL YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND RECEIVED CONFIRMATION OF YOUR ENTRY.

Please read this page in full before submitting anything.

 

Step 1

Take a video of yourself playing your piece.

If you have an existing video you want to use, check that it was filmed after 1 Sep 2020 and then move to Step 2.

Notes:

  • Recordings can be made using a smartphone, tablet or other video recording equipment.
  • Recordings should be made in one take and without editing. You can do as many takes as you like – we just need you to send us your best one!
  • If it’s for a programme of two or three pieces, remember this needs to be recorded as one continuous video. Submitting three separate videos will not be allowed and will be disqualified. We recommend setting your room up so that you can move from one discipline to another whilst being recorded.

 

Step 2

If you can, rename your video file so that it includes your surname, Order Number and Class Number,

eg Rothera-226215-153

Notes:

  • If you can’t change the file name or you don’t know how to, don’t panic – go to Step 3.

 

Step 3

Open https://wetransfer.com/ on your computer, tablet or phone. WeTransfer is free to use, and does not require any registration on your part.

 

PC & Tablet Instructions:

  • Click the ‘Add Your Files’ link and add your video file
  • In the ‘Email To’ section, use 2021videos.SELMF@gmail.com
  • In the ‘Your Email’ section, type your email address
  • In the Message section, type your surname, Order Number and Class Number (please do this, even if you managed to rename your video to include this information).
  • Click Transfer
  • NB WeTransfer will email you a verification code. You will need to enter this verification code and click the ‘Verify’ button in order to send your file.

 

Mobile Instructions:

  • Click ‘Send A File’ link
  • Click ‘Add Your Files’ (+)
  • In the Message section, type your surname, Order Number and Class Number (please do this, even if you managed to rename your video to include this information).
  • Click ‘Next’
  • Select ‘Send An Email’
  • Click ‘Next’
  • In the ‘Email To’ section, use 2021videos.SELMF@gmail.com
  • In the ‘Your Email’ section, type your email address
  • Click Transfer
  • NB WeTransfer will email you a verification code. You will need to enter this verification code and click the ‘Verify’ button in order to send your file.

Notes:

  • If you are entering more than one class but you were unable to rename your video file to include your surname, Order Number and Class Number, please send one video per WeTransfer submission.
  • If you are entering more than one class and you were able to rename your video file to include your surname, Order Number and Class Number, you can send all your videos files in the same WeTransfer submission.
  • You will receive an email confirming that your file was sent okay and you will receive another email when we open it. If for any reason, you do not get these alerts, please email 2021videos.SELMF@gmail.com to let us know.

 

Additional Information

  • If you submit a video of a piece that doesn’t match what you put on your online entry form, or if you marked the entry form ‘TBC’ or similar, your video will be adjudicated but you will not receive a mark and will not be eligible for a prize.
  • Recordings need to have been made between 1 September 2020 and 13 January 2021, except for choirs and bands whose recordings need to have been completed between 23 March 2020 and 13 January 2021.
  • Competitors will not be penalised for the quality of the recording, but the audio must be of sufficient quality that the performance is audible. Also, the competitor must be visible throughout (except for choirs and bands).
  • If you need an accompanist, you can make your own arrangements or you can contact the Official Accompanist Liaison on accompanist.SELMF@gmail.com, who will send you a recorded backing track for you to record yourself against. Fees will apply.
  • If an entrant is under 18, videos need to be submitted by their parent, guardian or teacher. Teachers will need to ensure they have the full permission of the entrant or their parent or guardian if they do.