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Commercial Ad Contest

Do you have a talent for photography, making videos, script writing or other creative hobbies? Are you looking to test your skills against other enthusiasts to win fantastic prizes? If so, this creative contest is the place to start. Challenge your creativity and amaze yourself with the results!


Do you think you have what it takes to create a compelling commercial advertisement?

If you are planning to attend the 2017 Washington, D.C. PLAYLIST LIVE EVENT from September 1st - 3rd, and want to show off your creative talent in the the form of a 30 SECOND COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENT, send us an email with a link of you in a 30 SECOND VIDEO telling consumers why they should purchase, RJ Tolson's award-winning young adult fiction book, Chaos Chronicles Book 1: Zephyr The West Wind, and his soundtrack to it, Zephyr The West Wind Original Soundtrack

which upon release reached a high of #11 in Amazon 'Best Selling New and Future Releases'. POST 30 SECOND VIDEO to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets AND posting MUST INCLUDE the 2 hashtags, #RJTolson #PlayListLive.

Create a short video – up to 30 seconds – about RJ Tolson's award-winning young adult fiction book, Zephyr The West Wind, and his soundtrack to it, Zephyr The West Wind Original Soundtrack. ALL VIDEOS MUST INCLUDE:

a) why Zephyr The West Wind is a MUST READ and

b) how Zephyr The West Soundtrack captures the spirit of the novel and makes for dynamic album


Consider narrowing your focus by concentrating on a subtheme. Possible subthemes include:

  • Young Adult Fiction – adventure and action genre, coming of age, teens, social and family issues, bullying

  • Sci-Fi Fantasy  – paranormal, metaphysical, mythology, superheroes 

  • Neoclassical New Age Music – digital music, albums, songs, New Age,

  • Millennials – 20-something-yr-old RJ Tolson's unique accomplishments at young age, RJ's National Literacy Campaign, impact on teens and millennials, role model


No nudity, sexual behavior, profanity, or absence content allowed!!


Finalists will be announced on Saturday, September 2nd, and open voting by DC Playlist Live attendees will commence that same day at the RJ TOLSON Playlist Live Exhibit Booth. Only one vote per photo can be made per Playlist Live attendee. The winner and runner-up will be declared on Sunday, September 3rd, and awarded prizes.


  • Winner  - $110.00 Prepaid Gift Card

  • Runner-Up - $60.00 Prepaid Gift Card

  • Winner and Runner-Up will each receive an autograph copy of 1 of RJ Tolson's Chaos Chronicles Series novels or his non-fiction book, Project Limitless Vol I: The Success Initiative. In addition, the Winner and Runner-Up will each receive 1 of RJ Tolson's soundtracks.

Details Com ad contest
Deadline for submissions is 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Tell consumers why in a 30 SECOND VIDEO they should purchase, RJ Tolson's award-winning young adult fiction book, Zephyr The West Wind. and its soundtrack, Zephyr The West Wind Original Book Soundtrack.

You MUST include link of you in 30 SECOND AD: By clicking "Send" form you acknowledge that you read and agree to the Picture/Video Upload Agreement (below).

Success! Message received.

Picture/Video Upload Agreement: Thank you for your Photo(s)/Video submission. Due to the large volume of media we receive, we can not guarantee that your picture or video will be be displayed in social media or any others form of media. Please read carefully: In consideration of the opportunity for any still photograph(s) ( “Photo”) or video ("Video") to appear in social media or any form thereof, applicant understands and agrees that his/her action of submitting/uploading/emailing the Photo and or Video is an irrevocable grant to WOODS & ASSOCIATES MANAGEMENT FIRM, LLC and its owners, partners, principals, agents, employees, licensees, affiliated and related companies (hereinafter collectively “Producer”) of permission to use the Photo and/or Video, and to use applicant’s name in the advertising and other exploitation of the contest in every media (whether now known or hereinafter devised) (including, but not limited to the Internet, video streams, podcasts and transmission to mobile devices), in any manner, at any time, in any part of the world. You have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person (including, but not limited to the legal guardian(s) of any minors depicted) in the Photo(s) and/or Video to use the likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the Photo(s) and/or Video in the Contest, Websites or otherwise. If anyone other than yourself is in the Photo and/or Video submission, please include his/her name and if a minor, the minor’s date of birth and your legal relationship (i.e. Mother, guardian), and provide a daytime telephone number where you may be reached. You understand that our partners may rebroadcast your Photo and/or Video and submitted information and if you do not have the right to submit them for such use, it may subject you to liability. 


Thanks again for all of your support, 
Team RJ Tolson

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