The first round of the "Superstars" songwriting competition invited artists to submit original music in the Rock, Pop, and Country genres. The submitted tracks were judged by fans of Intel's Facebook page with five winners from each genre winning prize packages including Intel Core -processor based computers, Cakewalk SONAR Producer Software, V-Studio 100 & V-Studio 20 recording solutions. Additionally, the first round winners are in the running for the $10,000 cash Grand Prize that will be awarded at the conclusion of the contest in January 2011.
The first round of the "Superstars" competition opened for Pop, Rock and Country on July 1 and ran through August 31, 2010. A new round of the "Superstars" songwriting competition focused on three new genres— Latin, Urban, Singer/Songwriter Artists began September 1 and runs through October 31, 2010 (with a submission deadline of October 22). After the new round is complete, the Top 5 in each new genre will receive prize packages. Additionally, the Top 20 of every music genre will also roll into a Grand Prize competition with details to be announced shortly. Interested entrants can submit their original song at http://www.facebook.com/intel.
The complete announcement found here.