• WEEK 1 WINNER
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• WEEK 9 WINNER
• WEEK 10 WINNER
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SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

This contest is only open to individual musicians ages 18 and up. No band submissions will be accepted. Only one Submission per musician will be accepted. Each Submission may consist of up to 7 Submission Tracks. Create Submission Tracks by making videos of your guitar performances accompanied by any, or all, of the 7 official Avenged Sevenfold Backing Tracks found on this site. Your Submission may not contain more than 1 version of any single Backing Track. No bass guitar performances will be accepted. Read all of the Eligibility and Submission Requirements in Sections 2 and 5 of the Official Rules.

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DOWNLOAD BACKING TRACKS

Download your favorite official Master Class Avenged Sevenfold Backing Tracks. There are a total of 7 different Avenged Sevenfold tracks so feel free to preview the tracks before deciding on which ones you'd like to submit videos of. And don't forget to review the Official Rules for Eligibility and Submission Requirements.

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SIGN UP

Create your own Master Class Video Submission channel by clicking on the START HERE button.

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UPLOAD VIDEOS OF YOUR PERFORMANCES

Once you've landed on the Backing Tracks and have polished your guitar performance, it's time to make your videos. You may upload up to 7 videos (1 video for each track). Make sure you select your "preferred" video performance. Once you have created your videos, upload it to YouTube, then simply copy and paste the videos' URL into your channel's UPLOAD MANAGER.

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get your friends to watch and share your performance

Get as many people as you can — your family, your friends, your co-workers... Get EVERYBODY to watch and SHARE your channel. SHARE your channel on your Facebook page, put it on your personal website, or even use Twitter to promote your channel to all of your friends by clicking the icon on your channel page. While not the only thing that matters; views and shares can only help your contest rank. For more details about how the winner is chosen, see the Official Rules.



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JUDGING CRITERIA

Performances will be evaluated by the Judging Panel and Synyster Gates based on the following criteria: overall performance, authenticity, originality, technique, and style. See Official Rules for complete details on the judging process.

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WIN THE PRIZE

Each week, the artist with the top ranked Submission will win a $500 Guitar Center gift card (maximum of 1 Weekly Prize per Entrant). 10 Entrants will be hand-selected by Synyster Gates to win the Grand Prize. See complete Prize details in Section 9 of the Official Rules.