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Audio-Technica Sound Bite Contest


It's that time of year again – the leaves are changing color, there's a pumpkin on every corner and our favorite horror movies have returned to TV.

In the spirit of the season, we invite you to create a brief, homemade sound bite, no longer than 1 minute, incorporating your spin on classic horror movie sound effects for a chance to win A-T gear.


1. Create an original YouTube video, no longer than 1 minute, incorporating your original, homemade, favorite horror movie sound effects.

2. Post your video to YouTube.

3. Share your video on A-T’s Facebook ( or Twitter ( channels, using the hashtag #soundbitecontest.

4. We (Audio-Technica) will create a playlist of our favorite videos on our YouTube channel.

5. Share your video link with your friends & family!

Winners will be judged on creativity & originality and will be selected by Audio-Technica.


Grand Prize: AT2020USB+ Microphone & ATH-M50s Professional Monitor Headphones

Second Prize: ATR2500-USB Microphone & ATH-WS55 Solid Bass Headphones

Third Prize: ATH-M35 Headphones

CONTEST DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 3, 2013! Please post your contest entries to Audio-Technica's Facebook or Twitter channels by November 3, 2013. Winner to be announced on November 5, 2013.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, associated with, or administered by Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Your entry affirms you understand you are giving complete release to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and that you are not providing your information to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.


By submitting an entry to this Contest (the "Contest"), you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

1. Eligibility.
This Sound Bite Contest is open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry and who have Internet and email access as of October 11, 2013. Employees of Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. and its affiliates and agents and their immediate family members and persons living in the same household with them are encouraged to enter, but are not eligible to win.

2. How To Enter.
You may enter the contest online during the Submission Period. The timeframe (“Submission Period”) to upload videos to YouTube and submit your entry to Audio-Technica's facebook or twitter channels starts October 11, 2013 at 12:01 AM EDT and ends at 11:59 pm EDT on November 3, 2013.

You must use the the contest hashtag #soundbitecontest to share your YouTube video entry on Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.’s official Facebook and Twitter channels.

YouTube video entries that do not comply with YouTube's Terms of Service and Community Guidelines will be disqualified.

Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, garbled or delayed entries or other communications or other technical problems related to the Sound Bite Contest or Sound Bite Contest entries. The use of scripts or any automated system to enter is strictly prohibited. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of the Site, or who otherwise violates these rules.

3. Prizes.
One Grand Prize (1) winner will receive an AT2020USB+ microphone and ATH-M50s headphones. One Second Prize (1) winner will receive an ATR2500-USB microphone and ATH-WS55 headphones. One Third Prize (1) winner will receive ATH-M35 headphones . Odds of winning prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Prize is not transferable and subject to availability. No substitution of prize for cash or other goods and services is permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of approximately equal value. All expenses not specified above, including, without limitation, all federal, state, provincial, and local taxes, and international tariffs, are the sole responsibility of the individual winner. Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. will ship the prize via carrier and method of Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.’s discretion to one location within the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia.

4. Winners.
Potential winners will be determined by Audio-Technica on or about November 5, 2013 from all eligible entries received. The winners will be determined by Sponsor or its designee, the judge of the Contest, whose decisions are final and binding. Entries will be judged on creativity & originality. Potential winner will be notified on or within 10 days of drawing with a message from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. through the winner’s YouTube account. If the potential winner does not respond within 7 days of the date of the prize notification, fails to comply with the instructions contained in the prize notification within that time period, is ineligible for the prize, or refuses to accept the prize, Sponsor reserves the right to choose an alternate potential winner from the pool of remaining eligible entries. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate potential winner. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of the person submitting an entry online, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the YouTube account for the video entry provided to Sponsor is registered. Potential winner may be required to provide a driver's license and/or other evidence of identity in connection with claiming the prize. Winner may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and, except where prohibited, a Publicity Release in the form provided by Sponsor, within seven days of attempted notification in order to claim prize. An entrant is not a winner unless and until the entrant's eligibility and has been verified and entrant has complied with all Contest requirements. Prize will be awarded. Allow six weeks for delivery of prize.

5. General Conditions.
Sponsor has the right to cancel, terminate or modify this Contest if it cannot be completed as planned due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures, or other conditions beyond Sponsor's control, and to select winner from eligible entries received on or before the termination date. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure to contact entrants, whether due to technical or human error. By entering this Contest, entrants agree (i) to be bound by these rules; (ii) that any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased, SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU; (iii) that Sponsor has the right to use entrant's first name, last name, YouTube username, and city and state on Sponsor's website and in any and all publicity and advertising Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. without any further attribution, notification or compensation to entrants except where prohibited by law; (iv) to be contacted by Sponsor by telephone, mail or email regarding this Contest; and (v) to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its agents for any liability, damages, loss or injury resulting from entrants'participation in this Contest or the acceptance, possession, shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize awarded in this Contest. Entrants and winner assume sole liability for injuries, including personal injuries and/or damage to person or property, caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this Contest or the acceptance, possession, shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize awarded. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Ohio or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Ohio. This Contest is sponsored by Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, Ohio 44224.

By entering the Contest you agree to our use, collection and disclosure of personally identifiable information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

We collect the YouTube and Facebook and/or Twitter usernames of those who submit entries for Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.'s Sound Bite Contest. The information we collect is used to select a winner of the Sound Bite Contest and is not shared with or sold to other organizations except under the following circumstances:
It is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.