The Stanley Theatre, Friends of The Stanley, Big Blue
North Recording Studio, Disruption Network, 92.7FM, The DRIVE, and Ezra’s Energy are
pleased to announce the introduction of an online contest where singers, songwriters and
instrumental soloists can enter original works to compete for a grand prize of $1,000 and the
opportunity to record a single at Big Blue North Recording Studio.
Contestants may submit videos to TheStanleyTheatre@gmail.com from Thursday, April
30th, to Thursday, May 7th. A panel of judges have been put together to review submissions,
including The Stanley Theatre Board President Ralph Eannace, Board Vice President Maria
Brindisi, Disruption Network founder Anthony “Zee” Donaldson, 92.7 The DRIVE radio
personality Genesee Joe, Big Blue North producer and engineer Jeff Aderman and local musician
and audio engineer, Austin Caro. These judges will determine five finalists, whose videos will be
featured on The Stanley Theatre’s Facebook page.
The public will have the opportunity to “like” and “share” the original videos uploaded
by The Stanley Theatre from the time they are posted through 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May
13th. The three videos with the most likes and shares will win first, second and third place prizes,
respectively. The runner-up will receive $500 and the third-place winner will receive $250. The
winners will be announced via social media as well as through a press release issued on
Thursday, May 14th.
Submissions guidelines are as follows:
● Four minute video maximum.
● 18 years of age or older.
● Local to the Greater Utica Area (Herkimer and Oneida Counties).
● No profanity or vulgarity.
● No hate speech or inciteful language.
● All video submissions will become property of The Stanley Theatre.
All of the monetary prizes were graciously donated by Friends of The Stanley, a
collection of donors who want to give back to the artists in our community. Big Blue North
Recording Studio donated the studio time for the grand prize.