There’s still time to enter the DPA Microphones “How Do You Wear Yours” competition, offering up to 100 participants with the opportunity to win a d:screet Necklace microphone, which was introduced earlier this year.
The competition, running on DPA’s Facebook page and website, asks contestants to come up with an ingenious idea for how and where to use the d:screet Necklace mic. All entries must be submitted by September 28, 2014.
Five microphones will be awarded to the five most “liked” submissions on Facebook, while the remaining 95 will be given to the people who, in DPA’s opinion, come up with the best, most creative and most original ideas. An example of one of the ideas can be found at this YouTube video, created by DPA Microphones, here.
Incorporating a d:screet 4061 omnidirectional miniature capsule in a soft rubber necklace, the d:screet Necklace mic, as the name implies, simply attaches to a necklace catch, useful for situations where mounting and consistent audio output are the primary requirements.
“We’re extremely excited about this product and want to share our enthusiasm with the rest of the world,” says DPA Microphones CEO Christian Poulsen. “These new microphones clearly meet a unique production need because they can be mounted and removed quickly several times by untrained talent without a sound expert nearby. We are well aware that they are perfect for reality show settings as they have already been used for the Danish adaptation of Big Brother. But, we think there are plenty of other situations where their simplicity, audio quality and size make them ideal. We hope that people entering our competition will use their imagination to come up with some really inventive ideas to surprise and amuse us.”
The competition also has a second phase for those who win one of the initial 100 d:screet Necklace mics. Once winners receives their microphone, they can put their ideas in motion, documenting them and posting pictures or videos to the company’s Facebook page. Two grand prize winners will receive a collection of DPA Microphones of their choosing, up to a value of $1,300 USD (list price).
Entry to this competition is via the DPA website or Facebook page. Again, all entries must be submitted by September 28, 2014. The 100 initial winners will be announced on October 1, 2014. Contestants can enter multiple ideas for an opportunity to win multiple necklace microphones, but only one microphone will be awarded per idea.
Entry to phase two of the competition will open after October 1, with the two ultimate winners announced on November 10, 2014. The first grand prize will go to the most liked picture or video on Facebook, while the second will go to the application idea that DPA perceives to be the best and most well documented.