I just submitted Sealed to the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Tomorrow is the early deadline... I almost missed it! Submitting the piece has been on my to-do list since I completed it. I'm not sure what I was waiting on.
As far as I'm aware, the Third Coast festival is the only full-scale audio competition in existence. There are about a zillion film festivals... such a shame that we audio folks are so significantly less represented. I'll call it exclusive (much more palatable to me than questioning people's interest in audio work). I submitted my piece for two awards: Best Documentary and Best New Artist. I have no designs of winning the Best Documentary award, but I am definitely a worthy contender for the Best New Artist category. Winners receive a cash award to create more work! Not to mention all the laud and honor at the 10th Annual Third Coast Audio Conference! Winners will be notified in late August. Whether the competition goes my way or not, I am planning on making the trip to Chicago to attend the Conference in late October. It is $345 for the conference and $169/night at the hotel. Plus my airfare. As of today, I am still on the left side of the wealth spectrum, so I would love sponsorship from any audio lovers out there. Takers? You would be granting me priceless connections! Think about it.
No news yet on the WNPR gig. The morning show producer position that I interviewed for is still up on their website, so no decision has been made. I expect to hear this week. Continued good vibes / prayers / meditations / voodoo magic are all welcome!