STW Contest Rules

1. This competition was created to give an opportunity to composers of any age and nationalities to write original music for a short film and win prizes, while reflecting to global environmental and social issues.

2. By entering the competition composers agree that they have read and understood these Rules and agree that they will be bound by them. They agree that Score the World can amend these rules at any time at its discretion.

3. Entry to the competition is made via the official Competition web page:​ ​and by following instructions. The entry will be considered complete, when the payment of the required registration fee is successfully processed and received together with the music that have been uploaded online to Score the World ​upload site​. For avoidance of doubt for successfully entering the competition, composers are required to register at the registration page:​ by paying the Early Bird Entry fee via PayPal of 20 EUR (until 31.01.2020.) or the Normal Entry fee of 30 EUR (until 28.02.2020.) and by submitting compositions synced with the audiovisual material online at the official ​upload site​. Compositions that are incorrect or incomplete will be not taken into consideration at the competition. No refund of the Registration Fee will be made. Score the World reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual for any reason.

4. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities. However please note that the aim of the contest is to provide opportunities for beginners, amateurs, fresh starters – all composers who do not have yet more than 10 (ten) IMDB credits, and did not contribute in any major studio’s movie or series. (If you are not sure about your compliancy, please send us a message to ​​ !)

5. The composers participating in the competition will receive a Short Film, no longer than three (3) minutes in total duration for which they will have to score original music.

6. By participating the composers agree that the composition is solely original to them.

7. The brief – received after the contest launch date – contains certain requirements and instructions about the process. No instrumentation restrictions – composers can use any kind of live or virtual instruments.

8. The participants are free to share their work online, even before the contest’s deadline, but it is allowed only once to upload and send the final compositions at the official upload site. We will not accept multiple entries from one person, the first version that we receive from you will be considered as final.

9. Each composer must deliver the video file of the movie synchronised with the original composition by 10.00 a.m. GMT+1, March 15. 2020 via the official ​upload site​ with an uploaded version to youTube.

10. Up to ten (10) finalists will be announced and they will receive a Honorable Mention Award.

11. Winners will receive their prizes specified on the website. The decisions of Score the World and the jury will be final and there will be no appeal.

12. The organiser reserves the right to award additional prizes.

13. The organiser has the right to cancel the Competition in case of insufficient number of applications. In such a case participants’ entry fee will be refunded within 60 days excluding the applicable bank fees.

14. All awards winners may receive the prize packages courtesy of our contest sponsors.

15. Score the World reserves the right to change awards or prizes. All changes will be related to all entrants awards recipients and finalists.

16. The participants retain full ownership of their work, but by entering the competition, assign, on a non-exclusive basis and free of charge, their copyright to their composition submitted for the competition and their artistic performances and recordings in a territorially and time unlimited way.
To sum up copyright permissions with simple words: we only need to have right according to your music, to make it possible to showcase in case if you win or get to the top ten. We guarantee, that we will not use your composition for any other purposes, then to showcase in public media posts with all music credits granted to you.

17. The participants of the competition grant the organizer their permission to publish their image, which has been recorded by any photographic or recording techniques for the needs of organizing the competition and in accordance with the statutory purposes of the competition organizer.

18. Contestant does not have the right to assign rights to their version of the entry or the original film. The individual submitting a score to Score the World hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the score for consideration. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Score the World, its organizers, judges, sponsors, and partners, individually and collectively, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to submitted material. The burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright, trademark, rights of privacy, publicity or any other proprietary rights rests with the composer. The entrant shall bear the sole liability for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission.

19. Dissemination or distribution of the copyright-protected footage received from Score the World (with or without the added work by the contestant): Score the World holds the rights to present the winning submissions on the official website of the competition ( The participants should request from Score the World representatives if the filmmaker grants permission to allow composers to distribute the film with their added work, and to receive information about the requirements of distributing the footage.

20. By taking part in the competition the participant declares to hold exclusive and unlimited copyright to the sent compositions and to assume responsibility towards the organizer for legal faults of the submitted compositions and in particular for claims of third parties against the organizer connected with breaking their copyright.

21. Should third parties lay a claim against the organizer on account of breach by the participants of copyright or personal rights of third parties connected with the usage of the compositions, the participants of the contest shall indemnify the organizer against any and all of such third parties.

22. Unless otherwise provided by applicable law a complete legal relation between the participant of the competition and the organiser shall be governed by Hungarian Law.

23. The organiser of the competition makes final decisions upon all organisational issues. Such decisions are irrevocable and non-claimable.

24. The organiser has the right to change the rules of participation. By registering to the Score the World Competition, participants agree that they shall be bound by the terms of this agreement

If you have any question about the rules or your compliancy, please send us a message to​ and we will reach out to you as fast as possible!