Contests 500 dollar Battle of the Bands

Summer 2013

July 1, 2013 – September 2, 2013

The 500 dollar Battle of the Bands is an online competition for new or up and coming musicians/bands across multiple genres.  Each artist will submit a completed questionnaire/biography, one promotional photo, and one video and/or audio file.  Accepted materials will be displayed on and its associated web sites. Only original works will be showcased; no cover versions, mash-ups or remixes are eligible.  The best artist, as determined by judges, will win 500 US dollars at the close of the competition.

Past winners:
Spring 2012 – Grand Prize: Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands, Runner-up: Floozzie Shooz
Fall 2012 – Grand Prize: Missy and Chelsea, Runners-up: Pound, Bee in the Bonnet

How to Enter

Beginning July 1, 2013, interested participants may enter by requesting an entry form from  The completed entry form, along with entry materials, will be submitted via email or Mail/Post.  Accepted entries will be displayed on, the facebook page, and may be used on or the drunkenmermaiddotcom YouTube channel. Drunken Mermaid LLC reserves the right to deny entry to any works that its editors deem to be of insufficient quality or inappropriate for due to content. Accepted entries may be posted on a rolling basis as received or simultaneously , based solely on editorial decisions. All entries must be received by 11:59 Eastern Daylight Time on August 31, 2013.

Awards and Judging

One (1) 1st place prize of 500 US dollars will be awarded to the contestant deemed best by the judges. The panel of judges will be appointed by Drunken Mermaid LLC.  Judges may or may not take into account the number and nature of any positive comments made on websites. Negative comments posted to any site will not be taken into consideration and will not impact a contestant’s chances.  The ruling of the judges is final, may not be appealed and is subject to no explanation/justification of any kind. Announcement of winner will be made on on September 2, 2013 and via email.  Prize will be issued on or before September 30, 2013 by check drawn on a US bank sent certified mail or, in the event of an non-US winner, via an appropriate fund transfer service selected by Drunken Mermaid LLC. Any associated fees for foreign transfers may be deducted from the amount of the prize.


All entrants must be at least 18 years old or have permission from a parent or legal guardian. Entrants may be US or non-US citizens. Drunken Mermaid Partners, family members, friends, agents, successors, or assignees of Drunken Mermaid LLC shall be INELIGIBLE to participate. Previous winners of contests ARE eligible for this contest. One entry per artist; multiple entries will disqualify the entrant. Void where prohibited.


By entering, all participants agree to release and hold harmless the promotion sponsors, Drunken Mermaid LLC and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability and any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this contest and any prize won.


Drunken Mermaid LLC undertakes no liability or responsibility, and makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to any risk, incident or damage, direct or indirect, relating to or arising out of the contest, including (but not limited to) cancellations, postponements, delays or other scheduling changes. Drunken Mermaid LLC is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failure or malfunctions, lost or unavailable network or other telecommunications connections, or lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, disconnected, or delayed contest entries or communications, whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in this contest, or by any human error which may occur in the execution of this contest.  If, for any reason, the contest is not capable of being conducted as planned or is otherwise compromised, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bug, tampering, hacking, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes beyond the control of Drunken Mermaid LLC, Drunken Mermaid LLC reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or part of the contest and/or determine an alternate method of awarding the prize(s).


Entry into this contest constitutes full permission for Drunken Mermaid LLC to publish/display the submitted works on,,, and/or its facebook or YouTube pages for as long as Drunken Mermaid LLC chooses.  Unless fraudulent, entries will not be removed other than at Drunken Mermaid LLC’s discretion and Drunken Mermaid LLC’s rights to publish/display the entry materials shall survive any transfer of ownership of the entry materials or copyrights.


Winners are solely responsible for payment of any taxes incurred as a result of the award of a prize.


U.S. law governs this competition; acceptance of entries from non-U.S. citizens subjects the contestants to U.S. law for purposes of this contest and does not subject Drunken Mermaid LLC or its agents to the laws of any foreign country.

Failure to conform to all contest rules, or any fraud or other illegal or inappropriate conduct on the part of a contestant or on a contestant’s behalf, will result in the contestant’s disqualification and forfeiture of any prize won.  Drunken Mermaid LLC reserves the right to rule ineligible contestants who, in Drunken Mermaid LLC’s sole judgment, engage in abusive conduct with respect to any contest or promotion conducted by Drunken Mermaid LLC. Drunken Mermaid LLC reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify this Contest and these Official Rules at any time, which changes will become effective upon announcement.  By taking part in this contest, participants agree to be bound by these rules and all decisions of the judges, who are agents of Drunken Mermaid LLC and whose decisions with respect to all aspects of the contest are final and binding. Copies of written contest rules may be obtained in .pdf format by emailing for up to 60 days after the contest concludes.

As a condition to participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and all causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.  The entrant and Drunken Mermaid LLC hereby waive any and all right to trial by jury.  If any provision of these Official Rules is declared or found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, unenforceable or void, then such provision will be null and void but each other provision hereof not so affected will be enforced to the full extent permitted by applicable law.

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.


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