We’ve teamed up with HBO’s Westworld to bring you an exclusive competition, judged by the show’s creators. Download and score a scene from Westworld Season 3 for your chance to win some amazing prizes – as well as the opportunity to showcase your work to the best in the business.
Entries will be judged by an elite panel comprising the show’s composer, Ramin Djawadi, as well as the creators: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Executive Producer J.J. Abrams and the team at Spitfire Audio.
One talented winner will receive a Spitfire Audio Everything Drive consisting of over 70 products – 2.5 terabytes of sounds, worth over $20,000 when bought separately. The Everything Drive offers inspiring, world-class sounds that are used by the world’s leading composers on everything from blockbuster film scores through to avant-garde records and cutting-edge sound design.
The winner will also receive a prop from the set of Westworld and a signed Westworld vinyl. HBO will also make a donation on behalf of the winner to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
Five runners-up will each receive a copy of our flagship orchestra – Spitfire Symphony Orchestra. Perfect for creating symphonic works for TV, film and games, our Symphony Orchestra offers Strings, Brass and Woodwinds played by some of London’s finest musicians, and recorded in The Hall at AIR Studios, London – the home of blockbuster film scores. Every runner up will also receive signed Westworld vinyl.
This is your opportunity to get your talents discovered by some of the biggest names in the industry. Every entry will be listened to in full by a panel from Spitfire Audio that includes our founders Paul Thomson and Christian Henson. Shortlisted entries will then be judged by the all-star Westworld panel, who will select the the winner and runners-up. Entries will be judged on how much they enhance the viewing experience, creative inventiveness, adding emotion, and the ability to add to the storytelling of the clip.
We can only accept one entry from each entrant. Please do not submit more than once.
Competition begins May 3rd 2020, and closes on June 3rd at 23:59 BST / 15:59 PT / 18:59 EST. The winner will be notified by email beginning on/about 19 June 2020
You can read the competition terms and conditions here.
Do I need to use Spitfire Audio sounds in my music to enter this competition?
No, you can use any sounds you like, including live instruments. However, you must have legal rights to use all the sounds in your composition.
I want to edit my submission, can I?
Yes. We can only accept one entry from each entrant, but you can edit your entry at any time before the closing date. Just click the “Edit response” button in the confirmation email you received (from Google Forms).
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.
Should I set my YouTube video as public or unlisted?
Can I collaborate with others on this competition?
No, we are only accepting entries from individuals.
Should I upload my cue with just the music or with the dialogue and sound effects?
Your full mix with the dialogue and sound effects.
Am I allowed to use and develop musical phrases from elsewhere in the show?
No, the entry must be your own original work and not derived from the existing Westworld score, or any other piece of music.
Do I keep the rights to my composition?
Yes, and you could even use your piece in future projects. But Spitfire Audio have the right to use and promote your piece as part of this competition.
Can I include my completed cue in my personal portfolio, mentioning Spitfire Audio, Westworld and HBO?
Yes, but you must make it clear it was for a competition and not imply it was commissioned or used by HBO or the producers of Westworld.
Does it matter where I live?
No, this competition is worldwide. However, if you live in one of the very small number of countries / regions that do not allow competitions such as these (e.g. Quebec), you may not be able to enter.