Another Shot At Winning: NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest Returns In January
This year’s Tiny Desk contest was a massive success, bringing in thousands of submissions in its first year (including a lot of great submissions from D.C. bands and artists). For those that didn’t win the grand prize, you have another shot next year–the contest will officially return in January.
For the contest, you’ll have to shoot a new video featuring an original song behind a desk. A lot of people got creative with this one last year, like Tiny Desk winner Fantastic Negrito‘s set up in a freight elevator and D.C. virtuoso Kokayi, who didn’t even have to get up to make a big impression. You also have to be an unsigned artist and be 21 or over to enter. More of the nitty gritty details into the rules can be found here.
The contest officially opens on Jan. 12 and runs until Feb. 2.–the entry form will appear here when the time has come. The winner will get to go to NPR and play their own Tiny Desk concert. Next year’s judges for the contest include Dan Auerbach (The Arcs, The Black Keys), Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig (Lucius) and Son Little, in addition to All Songs Considered’s Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton.