TAKE PART IN OUR BRIDGERTON SCORING COMPETITIONTAKE PART IN OUR BRIDGERTON SCORING COMPETITION

Score one of the biggest TV shows of all time for a chance to win every Spitfire Audio library and a mentoring session with Bridgerton composer Kris Bowers.

Download an exclusive, music-free clip from season one (episode 5) of Netflix’s hit show Bridgerton – complete with full dialogue and FX. Then reimagine it with your own original score. The show’s EMMY-winning composer, Kris Bowers (King Richard, Green Book, the Madden NFL games), will judge the winning entries.

A big thank you to Kris, Bridgerton production company Shondaland and Netflix for their support.

GOOD LUCK!

WATCH THE COMPETITION CLIP

Score one of the biggest TV shows of all time for a chance to win every Spitfire Audio library and a mentoring session with Bridgerton composer Kris Bowers.

Download an exclusive, music-free clip from season one (episode 5) of Netflix’s hit show Bridgerton – complete with full dialogue and FX – and reimagine it with your own original score. The show’s EMMY-winning composer, Kris Bowers (King Richard, Green Book, the Madden NFL games), will judge the winning entries.

A big thank you to Kris, Bridgerton production company Shondaland and Netflix for their support.

GOOD LUCK

WATCH THE COMPETITION CLIP

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Download the un-scored Bridgerton clip below
  2. Complete your score in whichever DAW you choose
  3. Upload and set it to ‘Public’ on your own Youtube account and tag with #MyBridgertonScore
  4. Submit your score to the competition via the application form below

The deadline to enter the competition is 17:00 BST on the 24th August 2022
The winner and four runners-up will be announced on the 6th October 2022

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Download the un-scored Bridgerton clip below
  2. Complete your score in whichever DAW you choose
  3. Upload and set it to ‘Public’ on your own Youtube account and tag with #MyBridgertonScore
  4. Submit your score to the competition via the application form below


The deadline to enter the competition is 17:00 BST on the 24th August 2022

The winner and four runners-up will be announced on the 6th October 2022

PRIZES

The winner of the competition will receive:
The Everything Collection, every Spitfire Audio library on two external SSDs, totalling over $25,000
A virtual mentoring session with series composer, Kris Bowers
A manuscript of the Bridgerton Theme, signed by Kris Bowers

Four runners-up will receive:
Symphony Complete Professional featuring libraries totalling over $4000
A manuscript of the Bridgerton Theme, signed by Kris Bowers

PRIZES

The winner of the competition will receive:

  • The Everything Collection, every Spitfire Audio library on two external SSDs, totalling over $25,000
  • A virtual mentoring session with series composer, Kris Bowers
  • A manuscript of the Bridgerton Theme, signed by Kris Bowers

The four runners-up will receive:

JUDGING CRITERIA

Once the submission deadline has closed on the 24th August 2022, the team at Spitfire Audio and Bridgerton’s series composer, Kris Bowers will select the winner based on the following criteria:

The individuality of your score
You don’t have to match the original score, you can use whichever sounds you feel works with the visuals. It could be one instrument for the whole clip or you could mix and match as it develops. It’s about what YOU do with this scene with fresh eyes and ears.

Fitting the scene
There are several different scenes and locations in the competition clip, so you’ll need to handle each one with care and ensure you transition between them without distracting from the story. There is also a lot of dialogue so be careful not to take over the scene!

Handling emotions
With such a variety of scenes within the clip we’ll be looking for scores that pay attention to the emotions at each point and how they balance with the visuals.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Once the submission deadline has closed on the 24th August 2022, the team at Spitfire Audio and Bridgerton’s series composer, Kris Bowers will select the winner based on the following criteria:

The individuality of your score
You don’t have to match the original score, you can use whichever sounds you feel works with the visuals. It could be one instrument for the whole clip or you could mix and match as it develops. It’s about what YOU do with this scene with fresh eyes and ears.

Fitting the scene
There are several different scenes and locations in the competition clip, so you’ll need to handle each one with care and ensure you transition between them without distracting from the story. There is also a lot of dialogue so be careful not to take over the scene!

Handling emotions
With such a variety of scenes within the clip we’ll be looking for scores that pay attention to the emotions at each point and how they balance with the visuals.

GETTING STARTED

Need some help getting started? Check out the video below from Spitfire Audio’s Co-Founder and composer of over 50 major titles, Paul Thomson, as he shows how to import the clip into a DAW and enter the competition.

GETTING STARTED

Need some help getting started? Check out the video below from Spitfire Audio’s Co-Founder and composer of over 50 major titles, Paul Thomson, as he shows how to import the clip into a DAW and enter the competition.

FREE TOOLS TO HELP YOU SCORE

Download our free virtual instruments from BBCSO Discover, LABS & Pianobook. You can explore hundreds of hours of educational videos and masterclasses from Spitfire Audio Academy and share your scores on the Spitfire Audio Forum.

FREE TOOLS TO HELP YOU SCORE

Download our free virtual instruments from BBCSO Discover, LABS & Pianobook. You can explore hundreds of hours of educational videos and masterclasses from Spitfire Audio Academy and share your scores on the Spitfire Audio Forum.

INSIDE THE SCORE

INSIDE THE SCORE

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is the competition deadline?
The competition closes at 17:00 BST on 24th August 2022.

Who is judging the competition?
Kris Bowers and the team at Spitfire Audio.

How do I attend the mentoring session if I win?
The mentoring session will be held online, via video call at a convenient time and date for Kris Bowers and the winner.

Does it matter where I live?
This competition is worldwide, however, it is important to note that some countries and regions don’t permit these types of competitions; so it is important to check to see if your region or country allows the competition prior to entering.

Can I enter if I’m under 18?
If you’re under 18 years old then you’ll need permission from your parent/guardian. Proof of permission should be provided upon request from Spitfire Audio.

How do I know whether my entry has been received?
You will receive an automated confirmation email once you have successfully completed the entry form. You will also receive an email from Spitfire Audio once the entries have closed.

How do I know whether my entry has been judged?
Following feedback from last year's competition we will email all applicants once all submissions have been judged.

I want to edit my submission, can I?
We can only accept one entry from each entrant, but you can edit your entry at any time before the closing date (17:00 BST on the 24th August 2022). Just click the “Edit response” button in the confirmation email you received from Google Forms. You may need to check your Junk/Spam folders for the confirmation email.

I don’t have a YouTube account, do I need one?
You will need to set up a YouTube account in order to submit to this competition. If you already have a Gmail email address, simply login to YouTube using this.

Do views and subscribers count?
Not at all, the competition is about your skills as a composer.

Can you give me feedback on my entry?
If you’re looking for feedback we’d suggest sharing your submission on our Forum, our community is very supportive and encouraging. We would love to provide feedback to everyone that enters but the number of entries we receive in competitions makes that extremely difficult to do!

Can I collaborate on my entry?
We can only accept one entry per person and one person per entry.

Can I use my submission in my portfolio/CV?
You’re welcome to use your submission, providing you clearly state that it was for a competition and was not commissioned, or endorsed by either Netflix, Shondaland Media or Spitfire Audio.

Do I need to use Spitfire Audio sounds in my music to enter this competition?
Nope! You don’t have to include Spitfire libraries in your score – but you must be the legal owner of any sounds, sample libraries, or virtual instruments you use.

Can I alter the Dialogue & FX Audio?
You can reduce the overall volume of the original Dialogue & FX audio but volume automation or audio processing are not permitted.

I’m not good at mixing, what do I do?
This is a scoring competition not a mixing competition so you won’t be marked down for a bad mix, but it’s obviously easier to judge a score that sounds good so give yourself time once you’ve finished your composition to concentrate on your mix.

Can I make reference to other scores in my score?
We cannot accept any entries that break copyright law.

Where can I find the competition rules?
All of the rules are available here.

Any further questions?
If you have any further questions, please check out the Spitfire Audio Forum.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is the competition deadline?
The competition closes at 17:00 BST on 24th August 2022.

Who is judging the competition?
Kris Bowers and the team at Spitfire Audio.

How do I attend the mentoring session if I win?
The mentoring session will be held online, via video call at a convenient time and date for Kris Bowers and the winner.

Does it matter where I live?
This competition is worldwide, however, it is important to note that some countries and regions don’t permit these types of competitions; so it is important to check to see if your region or country allows the competition prior to entering.

Can I enter if I’m under 18?
If you’re under 18 years old then you’ll need permission from your parent/guardian. Proof of permission should be provided upon request from Spitfire Audio.

How do I know whether my entry has been received?
You will receive an automated confirmation email once you have successfully completed the entry form. You will also receive an email from Spitfire Audio once the entries have closed.

How do I know whether my entry has been judged?
Following feedback from last year's competition we will email all applicants once all submissions have been judged.

I want to edit my submission, can I?
We can only accept one entry from each entrant, but you can edit your entry at any time before the closing date (17:00 BST on the 24th August 2022). Just click the “Edit response” button in the confirmation email you received from Google Forms. You may need to check your Junk/Spam folders for the confirmation email.

I don’t have a YouTube account, do I need one?
You will need to set up a YouTube account in order to submit to this competition. If you already have a Gmail email address, simply login to YouTube using this.

Do views and subscribers count?
Not at all, the competition is about your skills as a composer.

Can you give me feedback on my entry?
If you’re looking for feedback we’d suggest sharing your submission on our Forum, our community is very supportive and encouraging. We would love to provide feedback to everyone that enters but the number of entries we receive in competitions makes that extremely difficult to do!

Can I collaborate on my entry?
We can only accept one entry per person and one person per entry.

Can I use my submission in my portfolio/CV?
You’re welcome to use your submission, providing you clearly state that it was for a competition and was not commissioned, or endorsed by either Netflix, Shondaland Media or Spitfire Audio.

Do I need to use Spitfire Audio sounds in my music to enter this competition?
Nope! You don’t have to include Spitfire libraries in your score – but you must be the legal owner of any sounds, sample libraries, or virtual instruments you use.

Can I alter the Dialogue & FX Audio?
You can reduce the overall volume of the original Dialogue & FX audio but volume automation or audio processing are not permitted.

I’m not good at mixing, what do I do?
This is a scoring competition not a mixing competition so you won’t be marked down for a bad mix, but it’s obviously easier to judge a score that sounds good so give yourself time once you’ve finished your composition to concentrate on your mix.

Can I make reference to other scores in my score?
We cannot accept any entries that break copyright law.

Where can I find the competition rules?
All of the rules are available here.

Any further questions?
If you have any further questions, please check out the Spitfire Audio Forum.