COMPETITIONS

Underground Conference is a very special party, and so are its features and competitions. While the party itself could very well be regarded as satire on existing mainstream events, this doesn't mean it needs to suck. 

At this point we'd like to point out that cheating, hacking the voting system or handing in your entry into the wrong competition is absolutely welcome.

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THE TIME HAS COME FOR... A

TIMETABLE

When

What

Where

Disorga

12:00

Earliest arrival time to setup tents/caravans

Silent Camping

You

16:00

Non-Doors open

Non-Tent Tent

20:00

Dinner

Infodesk

Infoteam

20:00

DJ-Set Sunset grooves (TBA)

Non-Tent Tent

22:00

"Crest Demoshow I": TBA

Non-Tent Tent

23:30

"Crest Demoshow II": 4k/64k Classics presented by TS

Non-Tent Tent

When

What

Where

Disorga

10:30

Breakfast

Inphodesk

Inphoteam

12:00

DJ-Set: Beach grooves (TBA)

Seaworld    

15:00

Lunch

Inphodesk

16:00

Harddisk Throwing

Mudlands

18:00

Printing T-Shirts with NotLegoBricks

Non-Tent Tent

Topy44

19:00

SID Music Headbanging

Non-Tent Tent

scamp

20:00

Dinner

Inphodesk

20:00

DJ-Set: Sunset grooves (TBA)

Seaworld

21:00

Opening Ceremony

Non-Tent Tent

scamp

21:30

"Crest Demoshow III": Trashy Demos presented by TS

Non-Tent Tent

TS

22:30

Shitmusic

Non-Tent Tent

23:00

DJ-Set: RP "80/90er Abspacken"

Non-Tent Tent

RP

When

What

Where

Disorga

00:30

"Crest Demoshow IV": Amiga the Early years presented by Lord/Spreadpoint

Non-Tent-Tent

Lord

01:30

Oldschool Demo/Intro

Non-Tent-Tent

mbb

02:00

DJ-Set: In den After Aua (TBA)

Non-Tent-Tent

10:30

Breakfast

Inphodesk

12:00

DJ-Set: Beach grooves (TBA)

Non-Tent-Tent

14:00

Multichannel with Livesupport

Non-Tent-Tent

Messy

14:30

180 BPM Topfschlagen

Non-Tent-Tent

scamp

15:00

Lunch

Inphodesk

16:00

Seaworld Graphics

Seaworld

fashion

20:00

Dinner

Inphodesk

20:00

DJ-Set: Sunset grooves (TBA)

Seaworld

21:00

Oggward Music

Non-Tent-Tent

scamp

21:30

Happy Hardcore

Non-Tent-Tent

22:00

DJ-Set: RP "Auf's Maul wie immer"

Non-Tent-Tent

When

What

Where

Disorga

00:00

Demohass

Non-Tent Tent

00:30

Pixel Graphics

Non-Tent Tent

01:00

PC Combined 64k/4k

Non-Tent Tent

01:30

PC Demo

Non-Tent Tent

02:00

DJ-Set: In den After Aua (TBA)

Non-Tent Tent

10:30

Breakfast

Inphodesk

12:00

Fakevoting & Prizegiving

Non-Tent Tent

scamp

14:00

Non-Doors non-close

Non-Tent Tent

16:00

Camping Area must be cleaned

Camping Area

You

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OLD-FASHIONED COMPOS

Finally a real-life party to release all your amazing releases at. Fuck streaming. Experience your work on our bad-ass bigscreen with perfect sound system under the open sky.

While UC might be an event focussed on rather weird competitions, we all do appreciate serious art, too. 

Therefore the following old-fashioned compos will be held:

PC Demo
PC Combined 64k / 4k
Oldschool Demo / Intro (all platforms older than 20 years)
Pixel Graphics

We have more than enough music compos to pick from. 


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SEAWORLD GRAPHICS

Invented for UC9, this turned out to be so fucking amazing we had to do it once more:

This compo is taking place on the private lake using boats provided by the organizing team.

There will be three teams (with one boat each) formed per round. Each team may consist of up to 4 people. Each member of the team may select one item of the below:

• Painting tools
• A massive supersoaker water pistol of doom
• Paddles

(Bonus: Everyone will receive a life vest as this lake is seriously “deep in the underground”)

The goal of the compo is to paint the best graphics entry on a canvas that is mounted to the boat.
To win, there are multiple strategies:

• Try to destroy other peoples entries using the super soaker
• Try to flee from other people trying to destroy your entry using the paddles
• Make sure you are the only one to actually have an entry
• Try to do all you can to protect your graphics artist from attacks

All entries that have survived afterwards will be judged by the audience, and the best one will win. 

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180 BPM TOPFSCHLAGEN

This is the longest-running compo at Underground Conference, existing since back in 1995. Beat on an old pot with a stick. We will sample it and measure the BPM-Rate. You have to get as close as possible to 180 BPM and then stay there to win.

That's actually not at all easy.

PerfectPC is disqualified and banned from this compo, due to cheating at UC8. This means he is more than welcome to enter again.

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DEMOHASS

Love is all around? Not so at Underground Conference. We want you to show your hate. All of it. Pick any demo/intro you really really hate, and screw it up. Replace parts, distort it, whatever. Just make really plausible that you really hate it.

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HAPPY HARDCORE

Happy Hardcore used to be a non-mainstream kind of electronic music. Cheesy vocals, strings and pianos, combined with a hard beat at between 180 and 190 BPM. The dutch flavour of it often also contained break beats.

These days Happy Hardcore is typically called "UK Hardcore". This is because the dutchies went for Hardstyle (which is related) instead, where the UK guys kept it up for a couple of years, before the scene over there also mostly died.

Back when Happy Hardcore was close to what could be called "popular", a couple of commercial tracks from people like "Blümchen" or even (yuck) "Scooter" entered the charts. Create a music track that's better than that.

In case you need some reference, check out these mixes done by scamp. The best of audiophilicczyzs excellence combined with some seriously lacking mixing skills:


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SHITMUSIC

This is the compo most often underestimated by first-time UC visitors. The general idea is to hand in a really bad tune.
But as you'll learn, Shitmusic is a true art form.

No, it's not just a matter of not hitting the notes, or having a crappy beat, or tempo changes. To stand any chance against world-class record holders, you'll need to have all of that and far more.

"Just because you are bad at it doesn't mean you are good at being bad." 

Just so you know what you are competing against, here are a couple of tracks to use as a reference:


JCO - John Williams Rehersal With Professionals


Saga Musix - Music a Music remix Remix


Bundy - GoT in a Nutshell

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OGGWARD MUSIC COMPO

Let's face it, music compos often are boring, especially if the music compo orga is corrupt, deaf, or both, and/or no pre-selection happens.

We'll have nature do the pre-selection.

You may hand in any track you've done, and we don't care if it's good or bad. However, it will only be played while and as long as you are executing any directions that your "creative drill instructor" is giving you, which typically is much worse than it may sound.

Due to the new compo name we will only allow OGG music files. GIF may be acceptable, too.






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SID MUSIC HEADBANGING

This competition one day used to be about doing headbanging on stage while some c64 SID track was being played. It escalated quickly from there, from people beating each other with ladders, over hurtful body slams, up to rather weird on-stage performances.

Basically, anything goes, as long as you are on stage and a SID song is playing in the background while you are doing whatever you believe to have to do.

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HARDDISK THROWING

Throw these bloody HDDs into the air! Due to a (very) long-standing tradition, measurements are done in Elitegroup member steps.

No SSDs allowed!

However, it has been a proven tactic in the past to try build catapults that then fail miserably. Rockets have also been done. You'll find your way to cheat through this compo again.

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BOOZING

Well, this is not really a compo. However, due to the RULE card payment system, we can track how much you are drinking at the party. So let's make a challenge out of it: Try to impress your "friends" by drinking far too much alcohol just to become the top of the pops.

And in case you are wondering: The amounts on the picture here are given in LITERs, so don't believe this one to be easy to win.

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MULTICHANNEL WITH LIVE SUPPORT

Everyone loves it, so make sure not to miss this chance for a contribution. Create a module with your favourite tracker (mp3s are ok too, these days...). At the party you have to "support" your song live.

Either with your voice or with some weird instrument or whatever comes into your mind. Yes, penis enlargements do count as a musical instrument.

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PRINTING-TSHIRTS-WITHNOTLEGO-BRICKS

Inspired by German dadasurrealist artist Max Ernst´ automatic method of creative production developed in the mid 20s, a.k.a. frottage (not to be confused with its homonym meaning touching or rubbing against the clothed body of another person in a crowd as a means of obtaining sexual gratification, as that is a non-mandatory part of this compo), Topy´s highly sophisticated contemporary method consists of taking a paint rubbing from an artisanal motif composed of custom 3D-printed NotLegoBricks´ surface to transfer it to a T-shirt. Kinda. Cool, huh?

The result will be judged by a jury of highly acclaimed design critics. (aka. you)

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BONUS:
ASOCIAL DISTANCING

To win this compo, stay home. Don't come to UC. Miss all the fun. Miss all the glory. Miss all the Universe. Just do it. Just miss it.

The person who managed to stay home at most will win this compo.

Please note: Remote-entries are not accepted.

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