Submissions Open For 2018 Iron Imager Contest


Imaging company Benztown is calling for entries for its seventh annual Iron Imager Contest, an international radio imaging contest where audio production professionals compete for the title of World’s Best Imager. The contest is open for submissions Tuesday, March 20 through the Round 1 Submission Deadline of Monday, April 2, 2018 (12:00 p.m./NOON Pacific), and is open to all radio imaging, production, and programming professionals 18 and older. It will be judged by top producers and programmers from the U.S. and around the world.

Challengers will demonstrate their imaging skills using audio ingredients from Benztown’s production libraries, paired with contestants’ original scripts. Benztown has also committed additional resources to enhance challengers’ submissions, including the voice talents of many of Benztown’s newest world-class voices. The contest culminates in a live final round on Thursday, May 3, 2018, between the winner of Round 1 and current Iron Imager, Brad Leask, Network Imaging Producer, NOVA Entertainment in Sydney, Australia. The final throwdown will be held at the Worldwide Radio Summit 2018 at the W Hollywood Hotel. The 2018 Iron Imager will be declared and presented at 10:30am Pacific on Friday, May 4, in the General Session Room.

Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown President, said, “If you’ve had enough of talented good-looking Aussies like Margot Robbie, Liam Hemsworth, and Brad Leask getting all of Hollywood’s accolades, you need to submit your demo now!”

Brad Leask, Iron Imager 2017 Champion, said, “Iron Imager is an incredible experience. I can’t wait to see who makes it through to take me on. Whoever it is, I’m ready for ya. Come and get it!”

To enter, and for full contest rules, visit Final pieces must be submitted by 12:00pm/NOON Pacific on Monday, April 2, 2018.


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