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« on: March 30, 2015, 09:28:37 AM »

I remember there was this composing competition not too long ago which charged a $50 entry fee.  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 03:26:39 PM »

I'd be fine paying like five or ten bucks if it meant that there would be some kind of prize to win. Also ensures higher quality of participants.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 10:36:00 AM »

If it's location based, I see no problem with it, it helps with food and rental/whatever, if there is a major prize pool, I suppose so. But it's a little crass to expect someone to pay you for the privilege of doing work.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 11:25:52 AM »

I also do short films and this comes up as well for film festivals. Sometimes they'll charge a nominal fee to keep the number of submissions manageable, but anything more than 10$ I get suspicious.

Prizes I do not care about, and if they play up the prizes too much I also get suspicious they're just looking to draw in suckers.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 01:35:35 AM »

I can see the advantage if the event is very well publicised and will guarantee a decent amount of traffic to whatever you put out.
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2015, 06:30:13 AM »

Weirdly, I thought this pertains to just Jams. But major competitions, it could be worth it for the exposure, but you have to balance if

cost + effort + opportunity cost < Benefit of winning * chance of winning + benefit of losing
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2015, 08:11:30 AM »

Competitions for bragging rights. Nay.
Competitions that have prizes. Yay.
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