Artlist competition edit challenge

Artlist Launches the Edit Challenge

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You’ll be super excited to hear that the guys at the popular licensing platform Artlist have launched another competition for all you content creators, and it’s their biggest one yet!


August 20th – September 20th

The Edit Challenge focuses on creators’ ability to tell an inspiring story using music from the Artlist site and stock footage from their daughter site, Artgrid.

The contest is divided into 3 categories and will give away prizes worth $35k to 10 winners, with 3 Blackmagic Pocket 4K cameras going to the 1-place winners, plus high-quality filmmaking gear from the contest’s sponsors, which include the likes of Zhiyun, MSI, Spiffy Gear, Westcott, Røde microphones, Lume Cube, Red Giant and Quasar Science.

This contest is for Everyone, not only paying subscribers. You can create your videos with watermarked versions of the songs and footage, which are available for free-trial members.

Sign Up

To sign up for a free Artgrid account, click here or get a full subscription here. Click here to open a free Artlist account or get your full Artlist subscription here.

Click here to get all the details about the contest.


Each creator should choose one of the following:

  • Ad: Create a commercial that’s up to 30 seconds long with Artgrid footage and Artlist music for a fictional brand.
  • Movie Trailer: Create a fictional movie trailer of up to 90 seconds using Artgrid footage and Artlist music
  • Music Video: Create a music video for an Artlist song that doesn’t exceed 5 minutes using Artgrid stock footage.


Each category will have 3 winners and another video will get a prize for the Judges’ Favorite.

Artlist has recruited some of the best filmmaking gear manufacturers to sponsor this contest.

The winner in each category will receive a Blackmagic Pocket 4K camera, the newly-released Zhiyun gimbal, a DJI Mavic Mini and a bunch of filmmaking gear:

  • Spiffy Gear Spekular Core Kit
  • Lume Cube 2.0 Pro Lighting Kit
  • Røde VideoMic pro+
  • 1-Year subscription to Red Giant
  • 1-year subscription to the Artlist Music + SFX plan
  • 1-year subscription to the Artgrid Pro plan
  • 30 LUT pack

Another prize will go to each of the category winners:

1st place in the Ad category will receive the Westcott Flex Cine DMX RGBW 1-Light Gear Kit.

1st place in the Trailer category will get an MSI Prestige monitor.

1st place in the Music Video category will receive a Westcott Flex Cine Bi-Color Mat 1-Light Set.

2nd-prize winners will get:

  • The Lumiee Duo Bundle
  • Lume Cube PANEL GO
  • Røde VideoMic NTG
  • 1-year subscription to the Artgrid Creator plan
  • 1-year subscription to the Artlist Music plan
  • 30 LUT pack

3rd prize winners will receive:

  • Lumiee Bi-Color
  • Lume Cube PANEL MINI
  • Røde VideoMicro
  • 1-year subscription to the Artgrid Creator plan
  • 1-year subscription to the Artlist Music plan
  • 30 LUT pack

The Judges’ Favorite will get:

  • Quasar Science Q-Lion Lights Out Work Light Kit
  • Zhiyun Crane-M2
  • 1-year subscription to the Artgrid Creator plan
  • 1-year subscription to the Artlist Music plan
  • 30 LUT pack

The panel of judges includes some high-profile names:

  • Ryan Connely from Film Riot
  • YouTuber Darius Britt, aka D4darious
  • Travel filmmaker Brandon Li
  • The Artlist Creative team

They will evaluate the contest submissions according to the following criteria:

  • Storytelling
  • Editing skills
  • Creative use of music
  • Originality
  • Bonus points go for uploading the video with a timeline breakdown on Instagram.

Contest’s Rules

All the details of the contest are available here.

The rules are simple – use Artgrid footage and Artlist music, don’t exceed the time limit of each category and upload your video until September 20th with the hashtag #AGeditchallenge in the title.

The winners will be announced on October 5th.

Good luck!

Our resident copywriter at the Video Collective. Loves coffee.. hates marmite.

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