LAAF 2021 Virtual Spotlight, February 27 & 28

Questions? Email Jessica, our Producer, at jessica.gottdank@casa.org.

2020 was a particularly difficult year, especially for those in the greater a cappella community who can’t gather to sing as a group during the pandemic. So for LAAF 2021, we want to highlight the best of virtual projects by groups in the adult a cappella community.

This year we are accepting videos that are 3-8 minutes for qualification. These videos can be formatted any way you like and we encourage you to think creatively. This submission will serve as your APPLICATION to participate as well as your SUBMISSION for the Sunday Spotlight.

Any post-collegiate, semi-pro, or community a cappella group is eligible to apply to the Spotlight. (If you are eligible to submit to the Scholastic Competition, you are not eligible to apply to the Spotlight). Please direct any questions about this rule to the email address above.

Important Dates

February 12th, 2021: Submission deadline
Participants will be announced the Week of Feb 15th, 2021

ELIGIBILITY UPDATE: Due to the pandemic and the challenges groups are facing to perform and stay active virtually, we've made some modifications to our normal eligibility requirements for the Spotlight. Groups selected for the Spotlight will now only be required to have 50% of their members purchase All-Access Passes. For questions regarding eligibility or All-Access Passes, please contact jessica.gottdank@casa.org.

Instructions

Your video must be 3-8 minutes in length and include 1-2 songs. Only human voices of group members may be used. Effects, professional mixing, editing, or other services is allowed. You may use a past video of your group as long as it is one that closely reflects the current makeup of your group.

Your video must be submitted as an unlisted YouTube link. Please title the video ‘LAAF 2021 Spotlight - (Insert your group name here)’ and include a roster of those appearing in the video. If your group is chosen for the Spotlight, a LAAF producer will reach out to you and request a high-resolution version of your submission that will be shown during LAAF 2021.

Buy your LAAF Weekend All-Access Passes (AAPs). One representative from your group is required to purchase an AAP in order to be eligible for the Spotlight. Passes can be purchased here. If your group is selected, 50% of all current members must also purchase AAPs by February 14th or you may be disqualified.

Fill out the Spotlight Submission Form and include all requested information. Your group's info and video link will be sent to a diverse committee that will choose the final groups.

Thanks for your submission!

Virtual Spotlight Application Form

  • This person will be the point of contact for all communications between the Spotlight Coordinator and your group.
  • Please make sure to submit an "Unlisted" link to your video on Youtube. Those who are selected for the LAAF 2021 Spotlight will be asked to submit high-res versions of this video submission once chosen.
  • Please make this image as high-res as possible, it may be used to announce your selection to the Spotlight and highlight your group on social media!
    Accepted file types: jpg, png.
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