Saturday, March 7, 2015

Greenwich Search for the Ultimate #Bandkada Contest Mechanics

Greenwich Ultimate Bandkada
Greenwich Ultimate Bandkada
Become part of the next #Ultimate Bandkada by teaming up with the hottest music talents in Rock, Pop, Hip Hop and EDM for a chance to win P100,000 plus a recording contract with a major label.

1st Place – P100,000 + management contract + recording contract
2nd Place – P60,000
3rd Place – P40,000

Eligibility of Participants:
  1. Interested groups should be composed of a minimum of three (3) members up to a maximum of five (5) members (all male/female or mixed, Filipino, 18 to 35 years of age upon joining date, residing in Metro Manila) are qualified to join. 
  2. To participate in the The #UltimateBandkada Search, interested and qualified groups must comply with the following:           
    1. Have a YouTube account: A representative of the group should have a valid and existing account in YouTube where he will upload their video entry.
    2. Visit
    3. Have read the full mechanics and registered through the mentioned website.
      1. A representative of the group may only register a group once and submit an entry via the registration page of the website (see details below).
  3. Hopeful contestants must be well versed on different genres specifically Rock, Pop, Hip Hop or EDM (Electronic Dance Music) disciplines.
How to join:
  1. Contestants can only join the contest via two audition methods: Online Submission and Live Audition.
  2. All submitted online and live auditions from March 9 to March 21, 2015 will be included for the preliminary review. 
  3. A panel of judges will review all auditions to determine eight (8) Bandkada finalists
  4. Top 3 Bandkada will be awarded in the finale
How to win:
  1. Eight Bandkada finalists will be selected from the pool of submitted entries as the finalists who will perform at the culminating event in August 2015. 
  2. Once formed, a Bandkada must create an original Greenwich theme song that contains elements from at least two (2) different genres the band used for audition. 
  3. All eight Bandkada finalists will perform their original composition in the grand finale concert event in front of a panel of judges and experts.
  4. The top 3 Bandkada finalists, including the winner, will be determined by the judges’ score and online voting.
Audition Method1
Video Submission
  1. Take a 1-minute video of your band performing a song that incorprates two or more musical genres (rock, hiphop, pop, EDM, etc.).
  2. The designated representative should then upload the audition video on YouTube. 
    1. Participants should upload their audition entries on their own respective YouTube accounts. Video should be viewable to the public. 
  3. After doing so, the designated representative must visit the #UltimateBandkada Search website ( and register the following information below:
    1. Band Name
    2. Genre
    3. Link to their band site (if any)
    4. Name of Representative
    5. Birthday
    6. Mobile
    7. Email
    8. Instrument
    9. Are you representing a school? If yes, what school?
    10. Name of Band Members, instruments, and birthdates.
    11. YouTube link of audition video. 
  4. Participants who have registered will receive a confirmation email indicating the receipt of their entry
Audition Method 2
Live Audition
- On-ground live auditions will be setup to help contestants facilitate their entry

Audition Schedules will be from (March 16 to 21, 2015)
  1. Eligible contestants can join a live audition.
  2. During the live audition, contestants will be asked to accomplish the registration form and sign a waiver. (See attached registration and waiver form).
  3. During a live audition, the GW crew will record a contestant’s performance and will be included in the database. 
  4. Audition materials shall be owned by Greenwich
Criteria for selecting the Eight (8) Bandkada Finalists 
  • Musicianship: Band members are skilled in playing an instrument that goes with the genres chosen: 25%
  • Charisma: Contestants have an energetic and attractive personality: 25%
  • Voice Quality: Contestants have the vocal range to perform quality performances: 25%
  • Music Mash-Up: The way in which a band has seamlessly and beautifully blended together at least two different music genres to create an entertaining sound: 25%

#Bandkada Finals

All eight (8) Bandkadas will perform live to determine the winner and top 3 based on the judges’ score.

Beats, melodies and notes

Each, Bandkada must compose an original beat and melody for their song. The Bandkada finalists cannot use “remixes” or “samples” of existing songs for their original theme.

Criteria for judging
  • 20% Originality – Song uses original beats and melodies
  • 30% Genre Mash Up – Incorporating at least two more different genres - Pop, Rock, Hip Hop and EDM to create an original music
  • 20% Audience impact – Crowd reaction during and after band’s performance.
  • 15% Chemistry – Shows a harmonious relationship and interaction between band members as they play on stage.
  • 15% Stage Presence – Impressive appearance and performance

That is the Greenwich Search for the Ultimate #Bandkada Contest Mechanics. Join now!

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