Grammy award winning rap superstar Ludacris, in conjunction with Monster, the industry leader whose cables and power products have been used in countless recordings by legendary artists, today announced a special Monster Theater of the Mind Video Contest that gives fans the opportunity to submit their creative videos to accompany music from Ludacris’ new album “Theater of the Mind.” The eagerly awaited sixth album from the hip-hop music mogul was released in November 2008 by Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace label. Qualified entries will be screened by Ludacris himself, who may choose to include videos that he particularly likes in upcoming projects related to his album.
Entries will be viewed by Ludacris and Head Monster Noel Lee, who will subsequently choose their favorite videos, which may be included in an upcoming cooperative project. Entry period runs from now through December 30, 2008. Winners will be selected by January 6, 2009 and flown to Las Vegas for the official award announcement on January 9th, at the 2009 Monster Dealer Awards in Las Vegas, NV, where he or she will get to meet Ludacris. Other second- and third-place winners will receive prizes including music and other gifts. Videos will be judged on criteria including Song Integration (do the video and the song go well together?), Popularity (number of hits on YouTube.com), Creativity/Originality and Production Quality.
Monster Theater of the Mind Ludacris Video contest prizes include one grand prize winner with a $5,000 Ludacris/Monster THX Disturbing Tha Peace 5.1 surround sound audio system. In addition, three First Place winners will receive personalized signed copies of a Ludacris Theater of the Mind product.
Noted Ludacris: “Over the years I have been impressed by many of the videos that fans have created to accompany my music. So the Monster ‘Theater of the Mind’ Video Contest is a way for me to both reward my fans and encourage participation and creativity. I’m really looking forward to seeing the ideas that people come up with, and I look forward to personally meeting with the winner!”
Stated Noel Lee, The Head Monster, “How great is that? The grand prize winner could have his or her own video on a Ludacris project, plus win a trip to Las Vegas and some terrific prizes. There are also a number of great first and second place prizes.”
To enter the Monster Theater of the Mind Video Contest, fans can simply log onto the contest website at www.monstermusic.com/ludacontest for complete contest rules and guidelines. They then create a video to accompany their favorite track from “Theater of the Mind,” complete the online registration form, and post their video on YouTube.