Q. MY ENTRY IS NOT SHOWING ON THE SITE?
A. Due to the high volume of entries it can take time for us to watch and approve your entry. When you upload your video, copy and thumbnail they automatically upload to our Youtube page. We have a responsibility to ensure that each entry does not violate our own code of practice or that of Youtube. We have to consider whether your entry meets ethical and copyright standards. processing your upload may take up to 72 hours, so please be patient.
Q. I DON'T HAVE A PROFESSIONAL FILM SET UP?
A. You don't need one, we don't judge your film work we look at your playing, technical ability and musicality. Last year we had entries recorded using smart phones. IThat being said, it is worth baring mind that the audio quality is important, poor audio hinders our ability to judge fairly. Similarly low lightning or over exposure can effect our ability to see your technique. Guitar Idol is a display of your finest work so make sure your upload reflects this ethos.
Q. I'M NOT A FAST OR SHRED GUITARIST?
A. That's Fine, we Guitarists come in many shapes and sizes and speed is only one parameter on which we Judge. We are searching for rounded musicians, that demonstrate musicality in phrasing, excellence in rhythm and great technique. If your are more George Harrison than Yngwie Malmsteen then don't be afraid to enter, our expert panel can see talent in all its forms.
Q. WHAT'S A THUMBNAIL?
A. This is the holding image that displays on your video on our website and Youtube channel. This is the first thing voters will see so spend some time making this look as good as possible.
Q. I'VE LOADED MY VIDEO BUT HAVE MADE A MISTAKE AND WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE MY CONTENT
A. Please email us as soon as possible with your upload details. We will then remove and email you once completed. Then you may upload another entry. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for submission issues.