This contest is only open to individuals who are legal residents of the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. and the District of Columbia (excluding HI, AK, and Puerto Rico) and 16 years of age or older. Your submission MUST be a video of your performance played over the provided stems and make sure to read all of the eligibility and submission requirements in the Official Rules.
Get Started Here to create your own video submission channel. Once registered you will be provided a link to download the stems needed for use in your performance. See the Official Rules for all the submission requirements.
Record up to 3 videos of your performance over the provided stems. Be sure to read the section which outlines what consists of a valid SUBMISSION including parts A and B in the Official Rules. Once complete, the video(s) must first be uploaded onto YouTube. Once you have uploaded the video to YouTube, simply copy each of the the video's URLs, log in to your channel and paste the URLs into your channel's playlist using the ADD VIDEO link provided.

Submitting additional videos with the Submission other than one using the provided stems is completely optional and will not increase your chances of winning. Video(s) must be no longer than 7 minutes in length.
Get as many people as you can, your family, your friends, the people you work with...  Get everyone to watch, follow and share your channel. Share it on Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and all the other provided social networks by clicking SHARE on your songwriter channel to promote it! While not the only thing that matters, views, follows and shares will increase your contest rank and help get you noticed, points are not the only thing that count! For more details about how the winner is chosen, see the Official Rules.
Performances will be evaluated by the Guitar Center Judging Panel and Above & Beyond based on the following criteria: technique, authenticity, originality, and style.
1 grand prize winner will be hand-selected by Above & Beyond and the Guitar Center judging panel. See the complete list of prizes here and register now to get started!
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