SXSW & Java Monster Competition

Southwest by Southwest (known as  SXSW) originated in 1987 is a festival combining music, film and media held in Austin, Texas.  This  festival was designed to create an event that would act as a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop their careers, to bring together people from a wide area to meet and share ideas.

SXSW is sponsored by many big-name products, including Monster Energy Drink.   Monster firmly believes in supporting the scene, and this year their Java Monster® label is making a stand.

Starting today, Java Monster® and SXSW are promoting an online video competition.   The “Submit Your Video for a Chance to Create a SXSW Documentary” contest runs from now until December 31st, providing entrants with the opportunity to upload a 60 second pitch video discussing their idea for creating a full-length documentary about the 2012 SXSW festival.

Per the contest rules, all videos will be judged based on originality, creativity and story line.  The Entrant must appear in the video to share who they are, what their concept for the documentary is and why they should win.  There are four key criteria points that must be met in each video: an inventive storyline, capturing the essence of the Java Monster® brand, visual and audio quality and clarity, and relevance to the contest theme.   This year’s theme is the Java Monster® experience at SXSW.

The Grand Prize includes the chance to create a documentary about SXSW and a trip for two to attend SXSW which includes platinum access passes to the festival, roundtrip airfare from closest major gateway to/from Austin, TX, four nights hotel accommodations and $750 in spending money.

Not a filmmaker?  Not a problem.   Java Monster® and SXSW are also holding a sweepstakes where fans can enter to win 1 of 5 trips for two to SXSW 2012 which includes the same accommodations as the grand prize and  100 2nd Prizes are available to be won.   Each 2nd Prize includes (1) Monster Sweatshirt with earbuds.

For more information, check out the and be sure to do FB LIKES for  both Java and SXSW .   Take a look at this  promo video of SXSW 2012 below.

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