Please share this to all your artistic and visually-minded friends who are looking to get ambitious over winter break.
“I LEFT MY BODY”
Talented people of the world.
They Might Be Giants’ new album
I Like Fun
and world tour is coming and
we are kicking things off with a video
contest open to all for the
lead track “I Left My Body.”
This is the song. It’s really good!
There will be 3 winners:
$3000 to the Grand Prize winner
$1000 to two other winners
All entries to be submitted by March 1, 2018.
Winners will be announced
shortly after that and the winning video
will be posted on dialasong.com
as well as TMBG’s YouTube channel.
All judging will be done by
VIDEO SUGGESTIONS WE’D
SUGGEST TO ANYONE:
Poetry, not prose. Find a way into the idea,
not just the lyric of the song, and make
it your own. Avoid “see/say” where the
visual directly illustrates the lyric as best you
can. Please make it beautiful, bold, stylish,
contemporary, psychedelic, mind-bending.
Beauty is often persuasive.
Transparency effects are nice,
startling and beautiful imagery is nice,
motion graphics can be exciting. Live
action, animation, puppetry, multi-media—
anything is possible and all new ideas
welcome. Humor is not required. If there is
humor we would strongly suggest it be
deadpan—the deader the better.
The topic of the piece should not be
John and John –– and representations of
the band are discouraged.
All imagery must be original.
Incorporating copyrighted images
will disqualify your work.
HOW IT’S JUDGED
Submissions MUST be posted privately
in HD on Vimeo before
the contest ends, and you must make
your properly linked effort known
to Operator Phil at
Be sure to include a direct link and a password
along with your full name, email address, and
phone number (strictly for contact purposes should
you be chosen as the winner —
we promise not to telemarket our
t-shirt collection to you).
If you would like a high rez
wav file of the song for your
edit (recommended) go to