BAAF Anime Idol Contest

posted on 2003-03-27 10:47 EST
Win a role in an upcoming Anime.

The Big Apple Anime Fest has announced a nation wide voice acting contest called "Anime Idol." Contestants will be invited to audition for an part in an Anime film, with their performance judged by professionals from the Anime industry. The winner will receive numerous prizes, as well as a role in an upcoming, undisclosed Anime dub.

More details are available in the press release:

The Big Apple Anime Fest (BAAF) today announced the "Big Apple Anime Fest 'Anime Idol' Voice Acting Contest," a nation-wide search for new voice talents looking to break into the highly competitive world of English language anime voice acting. The winners of four regional contests will be invited to compete in the finals, to be held at BAAF 2003 in Times Square, New York City, on Sunday, August 31, 2003. Judges will include leading directors and producers of Japanese anime attending BAAF 2003 as Guests of Honor, as well as professional voice actors currently active in the field.

Preliminary auditions will be held at Anime Boston, Anime Central, Otakon, and at BAAF itself. Three regional finalists will be selected from each regional site to advance to the semi-final and final rounds in New York over Labor Day Weekend. The three winners of each regional audition will receive weekend passes to BAAF 2003 and the chance to compete for the Grand Prize.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of the action, as voice actors from around the country vie for the title of "Big Apple Anime Fest 'Anime Idol'." This grueling competition will put the talents of our contestants to the ultimate test as they strut their stuff in front of a live audience in what is sure to be the highlight of this year's Big Apple Anime Fest. Be a part of the fun and cast your vote to decide who will be this year's "BAAF Anime Idol!"

The Big Apple Anime Fest "Anime Idol" Voice Acting Contest

Grand Prize (1): The Grand Prize winner will receive 15 DVD's (a $450 value!), and earn a role in an upcoming Anime English Dub plus $500 for travel expenses, and standard voice actor pay.
First Prize (1): One winner will receive 15 DVDs (a $450 value).
Runners up (3): Three participants will win 10 DVDs each (a $300 value).

No Purchase Necessary for entry. Contest is open to any legally employable adult age 18 and over. Amateur performers are encouraged to apply. The prize-winning role in an upcoming anime dub will be a non-union production. The regional winners are responsible for their own transportation and lodging for BAAF 2003.

Ryoko Maebayashi, BAAF Liaison Manager, commented, “Voice acting is one of the most exciting potential careers for many anime fans. A number of anime fans have sufficient talent to bring diverse anime characters to life on the screen. However, it is tough to break into the voice-acting world. This is why BAAF has come up with the concept of the Big Apple Anime Fest "Anime Idol" Voice Acting Contest. We believe that this contest will become the gateway for anime fans to achieve their dream and passion, and we welcome everyone to give it their best shot."

More contest details, and the entry form, can be found here.

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