So, quickly: I had to resubmit my video for the Tiny Desk Concert Series because I upload it a few days before the March 12th start date, and they said that would disqualify the video.
At any rate, if you could give the video some love, that would be greatly appreciated. I had 31 likes on the last upload and a lot of comments and that was really neat, but I lost all that positivity because I have re-upload the video. Here is what NPR wrote me today. It was very nice of them to do this, and to not just disqualify the video I submitted:
My name is Marissa, and I work on the Tiny Desk Contest. I wanted to get in touch about a small problem we had with your Tiny Desk Contest entry.
While your video did follow most of our Official Rules – being under 10 minutes, showing an original song, featuring a desk (thanks!) – it looks like it didn’t meet one requirement for eligibility: being uploaded to YouTube after March 12, 2019.
The reason we have this “After March 12” rule is to make sure that people are sending us videos that are made specifically for this Contest – to ensure that, we check that videos were uploaded after we announced this year’s Contest.
However, I know that we hinted at the Contest coming back for 2019 a couple times on our site, in our newsletter and on social media over the past few months – and I’d like to give you the benefit of the doubt and imagine that you filmed and uploaded your video in anticipation of the official announcement. If that’s the case, and you’d still like your video to be considered for the 2019 Contest, please consider re-uploading your video and resubmitting. Otherwise, we’ll have to consider your entry ineligible. Please note that we don’t usually allow this kind of resubmission – but this feels like a special situation.
Let me know if you have any questions or any problems with submitting.
Best, Marissa & the Tiny Desk Contest team
At any rate, that link above is for the brand new upload I just did. I would be honored to have you show it some love if you have the inclination of the time! It would mean a lot to me.
Hope you all are having a great day!