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Getty Images Mishmash Music Video Challenge - deadline extended to 23 Oct

14 October 2009

Getty Images Extends Deadline For ‘Mishmash’ Music Video Challenge

Deadline extended to 23rd October 2009 due to popular demand

Getty Images, the world’s leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, has today announced that it is extending the deadline for its creative music video challenge, ‘Mishmash’. The deadline has been extended due to popular demand and entrants now have until 23rd October to upload their submissions. This creative challenge offers entrants the opportunity to create their own music video using Getty Images content, helping to discover music video producers of the future.

Renowned for both its vast collections of still imagery and first-class multimedia content, Getty Images has over 400,000 clips of footage available online and an extensive music catalogue called Pump Audio, which contains over 40,000 music tracks. Budding creatives are being asked to construct a music video to visualise one track from Pump Audio (or a mash up of up to five tracks) and contestants will be instructed to use Getty Images’ footage and imagery to make up at least 50% of their music videos.

The challenge’s judging panel comprises of a who’s who in music and film production and includes:

  • Dan Waite, Label Director for the International Talent and Music Department at MTV
  • Ed Sayers, agency producer at Saatchi and Saatchi, who won the Film Gold awards at Cannes Lions this year with the ad ‘Dance’ from T-mobile
  • Pekka Hara, from the production company Cobblestone Hamburg Filmproduktion and winner (Director) of the Silver Film Lion Cannes 2009
  • Ruben Goots, owner and executive producer at Czar, in Belgium
  • Jort Schutte and Noam Erlich from Achtung!, in the Netherlands
  • Julia Stephenson, founder of Short and Sweet
  • Stuart Warren Hill, of the UK music duo ‘Hexstatic’ will also be joining the judging panel as well as producing the opening video of the Mishmash website

Entrants are invited to upload their submission to before the new deadline of 23rd October, and the panel will instantly be judging the videos online as and when they appear. Each of the judges will have their own log-in to view, comment and rate the music videos.

The challenge is open to residents in UK and Ireland and Northern Europe (Benelux and Nordic countries) with the judges selecting two winners, one from each region. The judges will be selecting 5 finalists for each region during the week of 26th – 30th October and the winners will then be announced by mid-November and will receive a 17inch MacBook Pro with Final Cut and StudioSuite.

About Getty Images
Getty Images is the world’s leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognised provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and websites. Visit Getty Images at to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.

For further information contact:
Bite Communications on behalf of Getty Images
Matt Wright/Kate Flannery
Tel: 020 8741 1123