Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Open Stage Showcase

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase is providing a virtual Open Stage Showcase for steel guitar players who wish to share their talents and performances in the Showcase. All Hawaiian steel guitar players are invited to participate in the Open Stage Showcase by submitting one or more performance videos.

As with festival open stage policies, each performing person or group must include a Hawaiian steel guitar. Performances of Hawaiian music are preferred, but non-Hawaiian submissions will also be considered.

Submission Requirements

Videos that are submitted must comply with quality standards. These standards are similar to those published by the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association for videos submitted to them:

  • Video resolution - Full HD resolution, 1080x1024 or 1080p.
  • Video frame rate - 30 frames per second.

Devices that can be used to record your video include most Smartphones and Video Cameras. Please verify that your recording device meets the above standards. Some older video cameras may not be capable of recording at full HD resolution.

Submission Procedure

Most browsers support fillable PDF forms. If your browser does not support fillable forms, Adobe Acrobat Reader may be required to complete the form online. The form can also be downloaded and completed offline. Once completed, scan the form and send it to the submission address, below.

  1. Access the Virtual Open Stage Showcase Submission Form (fillable PDF).
  2. Complete the form online. If you are submitting multiple selections, please complete one form for each selection.
  3. Electronically sign and date the form by entering you name and date in the fields provided. It is not necessary to physically sign the form.
  4. Important! Do not click on a Download button if you see one. This will download a blank form.
  5. Print the completed form. Depending on your browser, you may have a print option to save the form as a PDF, and if so, select this option to print the completed form to a PDF file. If you do not have this option, you will need to print the form out and scan it to a PDF file so you can submit it electronically.
  6. Rename the PDF by adding your name to the PDF filename, such as:
    "Your Name-Virtual Open Stage Showcase Submission Form.pdf".
  7. Create an email message addressed to openstage@hawaiiansteelguitarfestival.com with subject Open Stage Application or something similar.
  8. Attach the PDF file(s) (one per submission) to this email message and send it.
  9. When you receive confirmation of your submission, upload your video(s) to the Dropbox folder location provided in the email.
  10. A verification of your upload will be sent to the email address provided on the form.

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