Indaba has created a fantastic platform for all types of music makers to be able to sell their music through iTunes at a very reasonable cost. You get to keep 100% of your rights and net revenue.
Sign up for one of their programs – the “Pro” costs $5/month or $50/year and gives you the ability to distribute up to 15 songs on iTunes. Each additional song will cost $3 to distribute.
For prolific music makers they also offer a “Platinum” program at $25/month or $250/year, which entitles you to distribute up to 50 songs on iTunes. Each additional song will cost $2 to distribute.
You also have the ability to sell physical CDs with their on-demand replication service (at an additional cost).
PRIZE: SELL YOUR MUSIC
OPEN TO ALL
Swarovski have opened up their shop to individual designers. The site offers comprehensive guides on how to create unique designs using their products as well as the tools required to so do.
For anyone looking to start a creative business this is opportunity you simply must try!
PRIZE: YOUR OWN BUSINESS!
OPEN TO ALL
Aniboom, the world’s first online virtual animation studio delivers animation to major companies worldwide has openings for people who like to work in their pajamas!
As their platform is available to be used worldwide, animators can work from home, to their own schedule (within limits). They are on the lookout for high quality 2D and 3D story artists, character and location designers, animators, modelers, riggers, texture artists, matte painters, location art, lighters, supervisors and production managers
PRIZE: PAID WORK + RECOGNITION
OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE USA +
ALL COUNTRIES WITH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THE USA
DEADLINE: ONGOING MONTHLY
The YOBI.tv Talent Contests have quickly established themselves as a launching pad for careers in the entertainment industry. Â YOBI.tv runs monthly contests in a variety of spheres, including comedy, acting, singing, photo & film making.
In addition to their monthly contests they run additional contests or additional contest channels from time to time.
Register online (membership is currently free) and submit your entry for the appropriate contest
PRIZE: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN WEBSERIES
OPEN TO VARIOUS CANDIDATES WORKING IN THE UK AND ABROAD, WITH VARYING AGE RANGES
Several scientific awards and prizes sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemical Sciences
PRIZES: £500 – £5000
Sock It To Me is an unique website where you can let your imagination run wild.
Download a sock template, apply your very own design and submit it for judging.
Designs are reviewed on an ongoing basis. If your design is chosen for production you will be notified and rewarded $200 plus a free pair of the socks you designed.
Twice a year they hold a special contest where the cash prize is upped to $500
This is your change to have a bit of summer fun. Create your own sandal in 4 easy steps. Havaiana, the Brazilian Flip Flops phenomenon now allows customers to create their own flip flop styles.
The company has also started making sneakers and espadrilles, in addition to their hugely popular flip flops. Add your own customisation by choosing your own colour scheme, and once you receive your order you can add some more of your own customization. Flip flops…anyone?
PRIZE: YOUR OWN CUSTOM HAVAIANAS TO SELL
OPEN TO ALL
DEADLINE: ONGOING WEEKLY
“Each week, beginning at 12:10 am Monday morning and continuing until 12:09 am the following Sunday night (all times Eastern), Atom tracks play counts for each eligible video upload. The eligible videos with the 3 highest play counts during the week win our “Top Plays” competition!”
FIRST PRIZE: $500
SECOND PRIZE: $250
THIRD PRIZE: $100
OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE USA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
JANUARY 1 – FEBRUARY 28
MARCH 1 – APRIL 30
MAY 1 – JUNE 30
JULY 1 – AUGUST 31
SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 31
NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 31
You need to have an original idea for a prototype that can be manufactured at Proto Labs, a “rapid” injection molding company. It should be in the form of a 3D CAD model, should be your original idea, and should not have been previously published or have won any other award.
Most companies provide innovators help once they are already created. This ideas contest is unique as it has been put together in order to help those who have ideas but have not got the funding to get the basic prototype of their idea built.
PRIZES: UP TO $250,000 IN TOTAL ALLOCATED AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF PROTO LABS
For inspiration check out inventables.com for cool ideas in latest materials
OPEN TO ALL
Barnes & Noble have brought out their own e-reader (the first full-color, touch Reader’s Tablet) and are looking to expand its potential and advantage with a range of new apps.
Various development frameworks are available on their site including PhoneGap which is an HTML5 app platform.
This is not a contest, but an opportunity for you to create and market your own app which will be distributed to millions of Barnes & Noble customers on-device as well as online