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Entires for the Big Step VJ Competition Now Open


The Big Step VJ Competition has been launched offering budding creative minds a chance to showcase their skills

As part of Creativity Month 2017, on the 25th March the Big Step VJ Competition is giving visual artists the chance to compete in an exciting new event with a prize fund of £500.

The competition will take place as part of the Celtronic live event in the Glassworks, Derry~Londonderry, featuring Francesco Tristano.

Entry to the competition is free and any VJs interested in taking part should send an email to with the following details:

  • Name and surname (and pseudonym)
  • Address and phone number
  • Short bio
  • URL to an example of your VJ set (duration 4-10 mins), uploaded to Youtube or Vimeo

The entry deadline is Friday 10th March. No submissions will be reviewed after the deadline.

What happens after that?

  • From submitted entries the jury will choose a maximum of six for inclusion in the final competition.
  • The announcement of the finalists will be made on Monday 13th March.
  • Finalists must attend the Celtronic event in the Glassworks on 25th March and deliver a live, 15 min VJ set.
  • Event organisers will contribute towards the travel costs of all those selected for the final.
  • VJs must bring their own laptops to the competition. If this is not possible, finalists may contact event organisers to discuss alternatives.
  • Judges will evaluate performances in terms of creativity, technical skills, custom content, effects, timing and audience interaction.
  • All judges' decisions are final.

The Big Step VJ Competition is supported by the Department for Communities, NWRC and Connected.