Here are the current hosts for this year's contest. Hosts will run the threads, check questionable entries, and provide feedback to placing and the lowest non-placing pieces. Generally hosts come from a variety of backgrounds in order to ensure there is a good balance throughout the genres.
SkyeWint, Main Host
Skye is a composer and sound designer who has a strong background in ambient and electronic music. Aside from being skilled at the art of audio production, she has a very good sense of sounds and their place in a work as a sound designer.
Sam Gossner (Samulis), Host
Sam is an orchestral composer and sample library developer. He is in charge of the website and making sure all the files get uploaded and distributed correctly. You can learn more about his various projects and assets at http://www.versilstudios.net/.
Kiabugboy, Guest Artist, 2015
Bio coming soon!
Sam Hébert (Camoshark), 2013 Host
As a predominantly Jazz composer, the first of the Sams hosting the contest has a very extensive knowledge of theory, styles, and everything in between. He is both innovative and experienced and can offer much advice on any piece.
Ryan Stunkel (Stunkel), 2013 Host
A mostly orchestral composer, Ryan Stunkel offers his knowledge and good ears to the hosts. He has a strong background in popular/cinematic and video game music. In addition, he is a skilled pianist and orchestrator.
Scott Rogers (Scottr5680), Guest Artist, 2013
Scott is a talented digital artist who does everything from illustration to 3D art, photography, and more. He agreed to create the fantastic inspiration art for the 2013 contest which you can see on the Home page slideshow.
A special thanks to Deadlyfishes for sponsoring the 2013 Contest:
Deadlyfishes (Matt), Provided much of the prize money! Matt is a skilled video game and film composer, as well as a performer. He recently graduated from Berklee College of Music.