battle of the fans winnerLast month we invited 11 Sonicbids bands to have their tracks included in our new ‘Rock On’ theme as part of a Battle of the Fans contest. The bands asked their fans, and we asked our users, to create Movies using their favorite track for the opportunity to win $500, $300 and $200 Amazon gift cards. Today we’re excited to announce the winners!

But before we get to our fan winners – the Battle of the Fans contest was also a contest for the bands. The band that had the most Movies, and accounted for the most views across those Movies – Air Traffic Controller – won the opportunity to play at the Sonicbids Official SXSW Party at Maggie Mae’s in Austin last Friday. Check out the video below, created by Laura from the Magisto Team, of Air Traffic Controller rocking out at Friday’s party.

And now… to the fan winners! We received a ton of great submissions and it was difficult to narrow it down to just three. We hope you enjoy the winning Movies as much as we have!

Grand Prize: ‘Dive into the sky’ by Benjamin

Benjamin, from France, is the grand prize winner of our Battle of the Fans contest and takes home a $500 Amazon gift card. His Movie, which features music from the band Dinner and a Suit, absolutely blew us away. Check it out – you’ll see what we mean.

2nd Place: ‘Gentlemen Hall On the Road Again’ by Gayle

Gentlemen Hall fan Gayle takes home a $300 Amazon gift card and 2nd place in our contest with this fun Movie!

3rd Place: ‘#RockTime with my friends \m/’ by Riccardo

Finally, Riccardo from Italy did a great job of showing off his Rock ‘n Roll lifestyle in this cool Movie, featuring the music of Black Pistol Fire.

You can still make a Movie featuring music from the 11 bands that participated in the contest when you use the ‘Rock On’ Movie style, and check out all the submissions from our Battle of the Fans contest in the contest album. Thanks to everyone who participated – it was a rockin’ good time! 😉