2020 Tiny Desk Contest: Deadline Extension FAQs

  1. When is the new deadline?

    We’ll be accepting entries to the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest until April 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

  2. I submitted an entry when the old deadline was in place. Now that I have more time, can I re-submit?

    According to our official rules, we can only accept one entry per artist. So if you’ve already submitted a video to the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest, you cannot submit another one.

  3. I’m not able to get together with my band before April 27. Will I be able to submit an entry once local and federal restrictions are relaxed and we can all be in the same place?

    Unfortunately, we won’t be able to accept entries after the April 27 deadline. We know that means some artists won’t be able to get together with their bands or videographers before the deadline, and we understand that can be frustrating!

    We encourage you to think creatively about your entry from the comfort of your home (or wherever it is you’re socially distancing) -- and to remember that, first and foremost, this contest is about your song, not the quality of your video or audio. And, above all, the most important thing to us is the health and safety of the Tiny Desk Contest community.

  4. Will the Tiny Desk Contest winner still perform a Tiny Desk concert? What about the tour?

    We still plan to invite this year’s Contest winner to perform a Tiny Desk concert at NPR HQ. The Tiny Desk Contest On The Road tour will not occur in May and June, as we originally planned; we’ll plan to keep the community updated in the Contest newsletter and on NPR Music’s social media platforms, including InstagramTwitter and Facebook as we know more.

  5. If the members of my band are all in different places, can we record ourselves individually and splice the videos together into one entry?

    Your entry video doesn’t need to be 100% live to be considered eligible. And if you decide to record parts separately and splice multiple videos together, your entry will be considered eligible as long as you follow all the other rules.

  6. I have a different question!

    We’re happy to help. Check out our FAQs, or contact us via the NPR Help Desk or at tinydeskcontest@npr.org.