These are the official rules (the “Rules”) for the “Aden Award” Contest (the “Contest”). The Typeform terms and conditions ( and Jonas Aden’s posted privacy policy ( are incorporated herein.


Jonas Engelschiøn Mjåset professionally known as “Jonas Aden” (and herein as “JA” or “Sponsor”) is  looking for emerging talent in electronic dance music. By taking part in the Contest (thus, being a “Participant”), you agree to be bound by these Rules. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Participant and/or Winner who does not comply with the Rules. Internet access is required. Participants must complete an entry form on the Contest webpage on Typeform, which is free. No purchase necessary in order to participate. Decisions of the judges are final in all matters relating to the Contest.


The Contest consists of certain phases as set forth below:

Submissions for the Contest (each, an “Entry”, collectively, the “Entries”) will be accepted from Friday, December 6th, 2019 through until 12:00AM GMT, Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 (“Entry Period”).

Jonas Aden will review the Entries and will select a winner out of those Entries. A Winner will be announced on Friday, January 10th, 2020 on Jonas Aden’s social media platforms.



The Contest is open only to those Participants that are at least eighteen (18) years old. Participants under the age of eighteen (18) must have the consent of a parent or guardian over the age of eighteen (18) to enter the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to obtain proof of such consent and to refuse entry or choose another winner if such proof, where requested, has not been given. You may enter as a solo, duo, or group act. The Prize will not be increased if the Winner has multiple Participants. The Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is not valid in Brunei, Afghanistan, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Micronesia, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Syria, and anywhere else such Contests may be void by law.

In addition, the Contest is not open to: (a) any advertising, promotion, production, management, booking or publicity agency doing business with Jonas Aden, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, employees or any member of the immediate family or individual living in the same household of such employees (whether related or not) or of anyone connected with the administration of the Contest; (b) any Participant currently engaged in a contractual agreement (verbal or written) which would prohibit him or her from participation or restrict Sponsor’s rights to exploit the Winner’s name for publicity.

Sponsor may prohibit any Participant from participating in or winning the Contest if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsor determines the Participant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest by (i) cheating, deceiving, or utilizing other unfair practices; (ii) violating the Rules; (iii) refusing to accept the Prize or complete the Prize obligations; or (iv) acting in any disruptive manner during, or after, the Contest. By submitting an entry, the Participant accepts the terms of these Rules and agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final.


Please fill in all the information requested on the Typeform Contest online entry form completely. All Entries must be received by the deadline specified on the Contest web page. Each Entry should be submitted only once. Use of automatic devices to submit the same material more than once is not permitted. Jonas Aden is not responsible for any changes or effects caused to the Participant’s computer system as a result of a submission of an Entry. Only electronic Entries submitted via the Contest web page will be accepted. Entries submitted via any other method, including, but not limited to, a postal service, fax, or express delivery service will NOT be accepted.

A “Participant” is any individual who has provided and satisfies all of the following criteria:

  • Uploaded two original works (the “Works”). The Works should either be wholly created by Participant or if created in collaboration with other people (who for the avoidance of doubt shall not be considered to be participant(s) of the Contest unless they have separately submitted an Entry for the Contest) the Works should be predominantly (i.e. more than 50%) created by the Participant. The Works should not contain any unlicensed samples, sounds, or other audio properties that have not been wholly recorded or cleared by Participant and that another person or entity may claim legal rights over.
  • Works are timely submitted during the Entry Period before the deadline.
  • Participant is able to fulfill all of the posted Winner obligations.

By uploading Works, Participant warrants and affirms that Participant is the predominant (i.e. more than 50%) creator of the Works. Each Participant may only submit one Entry in the Contest.


One Winner will be selected. Jonas Aden will review all Entries. Up to twenty (20) finalists will be shortlisted whose Entries will be subject to further review by a judging panel elected by Jonas Aden. Members of the judging panel (“Judges”) will not be revealed publicly. Finalists will not be notified or announced. Factors that the Judges may consider include, but are not limited to: originality, demonstration of technical abilities, and overall positive reflection of Sponsor.


There will be one (1) prize (“Prize”)* awarded to the Winner unless multiple winners are selected, at Sponsor’s discretion. If multiple winners are selected then the Prize will be split equally amongst the winners. The Prize will consist of:

(1) A Ten Thousand US Dollars ($10,000) fund (“the Prize Fund”) will be made available to cover the purchase of software, hardware and activities directly related to the Winner’s musical career progression**
(2) Mentoring for one year***
(3) Regular featuring of the Winner and their work on Jonas Aden’s social medial channels for one year.

All prizes are subject to availability.

All incidental expenses not expressly set forth in the Prize will be Winner’s responsibility. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of the Prize by the Winner is permitted, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for all listed Prize items.

Any taxes owed as a result of winning are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

*Prize is contingent on Winner’s continued participation in all aspects of the Prize throughout Prize Period. “Prize Period”, as it is used throughout these Rules, is defined as a one-year period starting on the date of winner’s public announcement and expiring one year later. Winner may be required to: participate in videos, be available for publicity interviews, complete “homework assignments” as instructed by Jonas Aden, and produce original tracks and/or mixes during the Prize Period in order for Jonas Aden to effectively provide training and instruction under the mentorship. Sponsor may choose to terminate the Prize and Winner’s selection, at any time during the Prize Period, if Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that Winner is not participating or fulfilling obligations to Sponsor’s expectations. In such case, it shall be Sponsor’s sole discretion as to whether an alternate Winner is selected or not.

Winner is expected to create video and audio content throughout the year that Sponsor may feature on various platforms, including Sponsor’s websites, social media platforms, online features, and other brand affiliated promotional forums. By accepting the Prize, Winner agrees to participate in such videos and grants all rights to Sponsor for purposes intended herein.

**The Prize Fund will be controlled and administered by Jonas Aden and his representatives. All purchases and the allocation of how and when the Prize Fund will be spent will be subject to the prior approval of Jonas Aden. If the entire Prize Fund is not expended spent within the Prize Period the fund will expire, after which the Winner will not be entitled to any further benefits of the Prize fund.

***Mentoring is intended to provide Winner with one year of access to Jonas Aden and his authorised representatives for coaching sessions via Skype or other means when appropriate. Coaching sessions are contingent on Jonas Aden’s availability and may be cancelled if Winner and Label are unable to find a mutually available time.


Winner will be contacted at the email address provided with the Entry. Any Winner that fails to respond within 72 hours of notification may forfeit the Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to select a substitute Winner due to non-responsiveness.

The Winner will be announced on Friday, January 10th, 2019.


By participating in the Contest, Participants agree to be bound by the Rules and the decisions of the Judges. By participating in the Contest, Participants hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless Sponsor, along with Sponsor’s subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, licensors, advertising and promotion agencies and all of Sponsor’s respective officers, directors, employees and representatives and agents (the “Released Parties”), from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death, and/or property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize, or their participation in this Contest, or any Contest or Prize-related activity. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in the Contest or use or redemption of the Prize.


By entering the Contest, Participant grants Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and licensees, a royalty-free, unconditional, irrevocable, and perpetual right, license and consent, without any compensation, consideration or further notification, to use and refer to the Participant, their name, likeness, image, distinctive characteristics, city, state, any statements made and prize information, for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes in any media throughout the world, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor also has the right to arrange for the news media and journalists to attend and, if applicable, record, any public appearances and statements of the Prize winner. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder.

For the avoidance of doubt, entry into the Contest shall not imply a license from Participant to Sponsor or Sponsor’s affiliates of the rights contained in the Works submitted. Works submitted shall remain confidential and shall not be made public by Sponsor or Sponsor’s affiliates.


By entering the Contest, you grant permission for Sponsor to contact you at the provided e -mail address in reference to this Contest, and, for other general marketing and promotional messages relevant to the Sponsor. You may update your email preferences at any time. Your email will not be shared with any party other than those identified as a Sponsor herein, who will maintain registration information for the sole purpose of conducting the Contest.


Sponsor and its respective agencies are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, incomplete, illegible, or misdirected entries, or for electronic, network or computer failures or malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the Contest, or other hardware, software or technical errors of any kind including any injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest (or any portion thereof) if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Participant may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the Participant is the authorized producer of the submitted Works. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Rules.


To the extent permissible under applicable law, Sponsor shall not be liable to any entrant or to the Winner (and/or any guest or parent/guardian as applicable) for any loss or damage howsoever caused (whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) statutory duty or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the competition. To the fullest extent permitted by law Sponsor does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever with regard to the competition prizes or any information, service or product provided in connection with a competition. Participants (including the Winner) shall not do anything that could damage or harm the reputation of Sponsor, Jonas Aden, or any products included as part of the competition prize. The competition is governed by English law and any disputes arising in connection with the competition and/or these Terms will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.