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Win Big With the Epidemic Sound Community Challenge

Win Big With the Epidemic Sound Community Challenge

In April 2022, we launched the Epidemic Sound Community Program: a loyalty program that brings creators together, gives them the tools to level up their content, and lets them earn rewards and cash. Now, you can also win big with our Community Challenge!

We launched our Community Program because your success is our success. We wouldn’t be where we are today without all of you amazing creators, and the launch gave us an opportunity to return the favor. You have the chance to win a Sony ZV-E10, an annual MasterClass membership, a free Epidemic Sound subscription and more, by participating in a new video project.

How does the Epidemic Sound Community challenge work?

It’s simple. What does community mean to YOU? Create a short video with the tagline ‘Create together, thrive together’ and use an Epidemic Sound track. Check out the catalog here.

Post your video on Instagram or YouTube, and submit your entry before 9th June, 2022.

Epidemic Sound Community challenge

Subscribe to Epidemic Sound

To enter, you need an active Epidemic Sound subscription. Don't have one yet? Sign up for a 30-day free trial here. Joining Epidemic Sound gives you access to over 35,000 royalty-free tracks and 90,000 sound effects, and lets you into our Community Program – more on that in a minute, though!

How does collaboration lead to exciting opportunities where you can create and thrive together? What story do you want to tell? How do you make people feel part of your community? How do you show that? Film and edit it in-app, or use video editing software. When you’re ready, post your 45 to 60-second video on Instagram or YouTube.

You'll need to add those platform accounts to your Epidemic Sound subscription. That way, you’ll steer clear of copyright claims. You’ll be reminded to do this when you start your subscription, and can always add more if you need.

Epidemic Sound Community challenge

When you upload your video, post your Epidemic Sound referral link in the description or on your channel’s description. Every Epidemic Sound user has their own unique referral link, which they can share with their friends, colleagues and audience. If someone signs up and becomes a paying subscriber with your link, you earn yourself a free month on Epidemic Sound.

Find your link in the ‘Me’ space of your Community page. Use it to show off where you’re getting all your great tracks and encourage your followers to try us out!

Pro tip… You can also include the #ESCommunityChallenge hashtag in your video’s description for extra visibility.

Register for the challenge!

Once you’ve signed up for an Epidemic Sound subscription and created your video, you’re ready to roll. Submit your video below, and remember that you have until 9th June, 2022, to get in on the action.

The competition will close after 11:59 PM in every timezone on 9th June, 2022.

When will the winners be announced?

Once the challenge closes on June 9th, 2022, each video will be judged by our panel of creative and content experts at Epidemic Sound. They include:

  • Shelah Linde, Director of Creator Partnerships
  • Edward Dahlbäck Rörström, Partnership Program Operations Lead
  • Pinja Papinsaari, Head of Channel Comms & Engagement
  • Lisa Hultengren, Head of Marketing Operations

Our panel members know their stuff. Your video will be considered for originality and story, rather than the quality of the production. This means that hungry newbies will have the same chance of winning as seasoned pros with expensive gear — if you’ve got the ideas, you’ve got a chance!

Three winners will be announced during the third week of June 2022. This will all go down on our Instagram, so follow us there and keep your eyes peeled.

There’s a whole host of prizes on offer, which we chose thanks to feedback from our online community of creators and Instagram followers.

Epidemic Sound Community challenge
  • First Prize: A Sony ZV-E10L vlog camera with 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, worth $799; a MasterClass annual membership; mentorship from an Epidemic Sound Ambassador, whom we’ll announce on our Instagram; and a year’s subscription to Epidemic Sound’s Personal Plan.
  • Second Prize: Twelve months on the house for Adobe Premiere Pro’s Yearly Plan, and the twelve-month subscription to our Personal Plan.  
  • Third Prize: A twelve-month subscription to the Epidemic Sound Personal Plan.

And if you don’t get picked, don’t worry. You’re still a winner. If one person signs up for Epidemic Sound with your referral link and becomes a paying subscriber, congratulations: you just scored yourself a free month.

So, what are you waiting for?

  • Sign up for a free Epidemic Sound trial if you’re not with us already
  • Add your platform accounts to your subscription
  • Get busy creating your video, which should include an Epidemic Sound track and the ‘Create together, thrive together’ tagline
  • Post your video on YouTube or Instagram and make sure to include your unique referral link
  • Use the #ESCommunityChallenge
  • Submit your video below!

Remember, you have until 9th June, 2022, to submit your entry. The competition will close after 11:59 PM for every timezone on 9th June, 2022.

We can't wait to see what you come up with.

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