This contest is only open to individuals who are legal residents of the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. and the District of Columbia (excluding HI, AK, and Puerto Rico) and 16 years of age or older. Onw video submission per artist will be accepted. Your submission MUST be a video of your performance played over the provided official backing track. Read all of the eligibility and submission requirements in the Official Rules.
Get Started Here to create your own video submission channel. Once registered you will be provided a link on your channel to download the official backing track needed for use in your performance. See the Official Rules for all the submission requirements.
Record up to 1 video of your performance over the provided official backing track. Once complete, the video must first be uploaded onto YouTube. Once you have uploaded the video to YouTube, simply copy the video's URL, log in to your channel and paste the URL into your channel's playlist using the ADD VIDEO link provided. If at any point you decide you want to submit a different video, you can delete the existing video in your channel, add a new video and you will not loose any points earned from the first one.

Submitting additional videos with the Submission, other than the Backing Track video, is completely optional and will not increase your chances of winning. Just make sure your submission is set as the first and preferred video in your playlist. Video(s) must be no longer than 7 minutes in length.
Get as many people as you can, your family, your friends, the people you work with...  Get everyone to watch, follow and share your channel. Share it on Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and all the other provided social networks by clicking the provided SHARE on your songwriter channel to promote it! While not the only thing that matters, views, follows and shares will increase your contest rank and help get you noticed, points are not the only thing that count! For more details about how the winner is chosen, see the Official Rules.
Performances will be evaluated by the Guitar Center Judging Panel and Zakk Wylde based on the following criteria: technique, authenticity, originality, and style.
5 grand prize winners will be hand-selected by Zakk Wylde and the Guitar Center judging panel. See the complete list of prizes here and register now to get started!
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