Gibson Guitar is looking for one budding live music photographer and one music writer to represent Gibson at one of the U.K.’s biggest rock festivals, Sonisphere.
This year’s Sonisphere festival takes place July 8th – 10th, 2011 at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire. Bands performing at Sonisphere 2011 include the Big Four (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) plus Slipknot, Motorhead and Biffy Clyro.
For a chance of winning a coveted photo pass to shoot front of stage at Sonisphere, simply send one photograph of a band taken by you at a gig (send as an *attachment) to firstname.lastname@example.org. *This attachment must not exceed 1MB in size.
One lucky winner will be given a fully-accredited photo pass to cover all of Sonisphere’s stages, a V.I.P. camping pass for two, two festival entry tickets, car and catering pass, a Gibson t-shirt and access to the Gibson Tour Bus parked in the Media/Artist area. You will also win an amazing Olympus PEN E-PL1camera, courtesy of our friends at Olympus.
Closing date for photo submissions is Sunday June 26, 2011 at 12 p.m.
Gibson is also looking for a budding music journalist to write about their Sonisphere experience exclusively for Gibson.com. For a chance of winning, just email a recent review of a gig you attended (no more than 200 words) to Gibson.email@example.com.
One winner will be given access to the media area and the possibility of interviewing some great artists. In addition, Gibson.com will publish your 1,500-word “My Sonisphere Experience” festival review. The entire prize consists of two fully-accredited media passes, two Sonisphere entry tickets, V.I.P. camping pass for two, car and catering pass, a Gibson t-shirt, access to the Gibson Tour Bus and the Media/Artist area. You will also win a state-of-the-art Olympus LS-20 digital voice recorder with video.
Closing date for music review submissions is Sunday June 26, 2011 at 12 p.m.
For more information and the full Sonisphere 2011 line up, visit http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com.
One winning live music photographer (no agencies) and one winning live music writer will be notified by email on Monday, July 4, 2011. All terms and conditions for the Review Competition can be read here, and the terms and conditions for the Photo Competition can be read here.