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September 28th, 2009
UPDATE! Today (September 28) is the last day for applications, but remember: you can still vote until October 12th! Keep reppin your favourite candidates!
Attention all potential VJ candidates, wannabe hosts, on-air hopefuls and talking kittens,
We know you’ve got questions about the Online VJ Search. Tons of ‘em. So here’s where we start the discussion of major issues, and will do our best to answer any questions you may have in the comments!
Basic questions and answers after the jump!
How old do I have to be?
Everyone’s got a dream, man – so everyone can audition. Creativity knows no boundaries, so we wanna see what you’ve all got!!
No really, how old do I have to be to be a VJ?!?
Okay, so it’s a job application. Everybody is welcome to apply, but remember – in the end it’s a J.O.B. and you’ll have to be able to commit the time. Otherwise, go nuts!
K, so what do I have to do to enter?
It’s a four step process.
STEP 1: On the application page, we’ll ask for some personal information [we keep this private].
STEP 2: The meat of the application: your photo (a clear, accurate portrayal of who you are – no friends in the pic please!) and your online social umbrella! We wanna see links to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs/websites, which will be shared with voters online to get to know the real you! Prove that you’re a social media butterfly cause the more people can see, the better – but just make sure your personal contact info isn’t available!
STEP 3: More serious questions, like “Why do you want to be a VJ?” and “What’s your experience/connection to music”? Your answers will be kept private, but we need to know more about you!
What’s the deadline for auditions?
You can submit your audition anytime from September 8 to September 28.
What’s the process of the whole search?
After September 28 we’ll take a couple weeks to sift through all the entries and select 16 finalists. Those finalists will be given challenges for several weeks that will be available for everyone to view online. The challenges could be creating blogs and video reviews, working as a teams, working individually, etc. The challenges start October 13 when we announce the 16 finalists and we’ll slowly start eliminating finalists every few weeks… until we bring 4 finalists to MOD for the final on-air challenges and showcase our new VJ in early December! We’ll give you more information on this shortly.
Ahhhh!!!! My audition has been made public but I still need to add stuff to it, like my audition video. Help!?
Don’t despair, we can help you out. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can go from there! Make sure the email subject title is: “Help me with my audition: First Name Last Name”
*Edit: This help was only possible until Monday, Sept 28 at 5pm, when submissions were due. Now that submissions are closed, we are also closed for editing your profile. What you currently have up, is what will stay. But as long as you linked to your YouTube page, people should be able to find your video.
I auditioned but I don’t want my profile shown!
Email us and we can take it down, but that also means you are no longer eligible to be a VJ! If that’s the case send an email to email@example.com with subject title: “Remove me as an applicant”.
What are and how do ratings work?
Ratings are one factor of many that help MuchMusic decide who makes it to the next round – the 16 Finalists. Make sure you get people to rate you. All entrants have from the time their entry is approved till October 12 to get ratings!