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Fans invited to enter Imagine Dragons and Adobe contest for $25K

Posted at 12:54 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 19:50:54-04

The Imagine Dragons from Las Vegas and Adobe are offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enter “Make the Cut,” a global contest that lets fans get their hands on raw footage from the band’s hit single "Believer" and create their own music video for a chance to win $25,000.

The deadline to submit completed video is April 8.

A panel of luminary judges, including the band, editor/director of “Believer” Matt Eastin, Adobe CMO Ann Lewnes, and top editors Kirk Baxter, Billy Fox, Vinnie Hobbs and Angus Wall, will select the ultimate winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize and bragging rights.

Adobe is also awarding bonus prizes of $1,000 each and a year-long subscription to Creative Cloud for four special categories: Fan Favorite, Most Unexpected, Best Young Creator, and Best Short Form.

And one special bonus prize of $2,500, a year-long subscription to Creative Cloud and 25 Adobe Stock credits for the cut with the best use of supplied Adobe Stock clips.

The Imagine Dragons actually got its start in Provo, Utah, when lead singer Dan Reynolds met drummer Andrew Tolman at Brigham Young University.

The band had a huge following in Utah before it originally moved to Las Vegas, which is where Reynolds is from.

The band got its first big break when Train's frontman fell sick just prior to the Bite of Las Vegas festival in 2009 and they were asked to perform for more than 26,000 people.  They gained national exposure with the release fo their debut studio album "Night Visions" in 2012. Billboard magazine named them the Breakthrough Band of 2013.

As of January 2017, they've sold more than 9 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide.

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