Thank you everyone for supporting Brian . If your wondering how the comp works here is a email to Brian outlining the competition and its process of selecting winners.
Dear Brian Meynell,
Congratulations on making it this far! Public votes are now coming in, so if you haven’t yet, make sure you share the unique link to your song with your friends and family as soon as possible. The public voting period will close on Jan 21.
If you are wondering how the voting works, here are some things to remember:
Can someone vote for my song more than once?
People can vote for as many songs as they like, but are limited to one vote, per song, per device.
How were semi-finalists chosen?
The contest was open to submissions from around the globe, and we were overwhelmed with the response, with over 1500 song submissions. Our initial review committee reviewed every song and looked at many factors in choosing the submissions to move on to the next round. After careful initial review, your’s was among those chosen to move on as a semi-finalist to the public voting period.
Does Production or performance quality affect the outcome of voting?
Not all songwriters are singers or producers! Production and performance quality are secondary to the musicality and message of a song, as well as how well a song fits the theme.
How will finalists be chosen?
Twelve finalists will be chosen and notified on January 22. These selections will be based on both the public voting results and the RootsTech Song Contest judges panel selections based on the best interpretation of the theme. Winners will have 24 hours to accept their position as a finalist. If a finalist does not respond, their position may go to the submission that ranked next in line. In the event of a tie, the judges panel will have the final decision.
How can I vote for the final winners?
Twelve finalists will be chosen and will be eligible for the Grand Prize, Individual Category Winners, and People’s Choice awards. RootsTech Connect virtual attendees from around the globe and an industry expert judges panel will vote on the finalists during the 2021 RootsTech Connect virtual conference February 25-27, 2021. The judging panel will choose the Grand Prize winner, winners from each youth, amateur, and professional categories, and attendees will choose the people’s choice award.
. The RootsTech Song Contest Team