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Eighth Annual Challenge to Showcase Standout Student Projects

NILES, Ill., Sept. 26, 2011 — Shure Incorporated announced today that entry registration for its eighth annual Fantastic  Scholastic Recording Competition is now open until October 21 for  university and college students nationwide. Judged by a panel of  renowned musicians and industry professionals, the competition enables  students to record a musical composition with the same high-quality  Shure gear used by professional musicians and engineers.

A  random drawing on or about October 24 will narrow down the registrants  to ten competing schools. Each participant will receive a standardized  microphone locker from Shure that must be used to complete a recording  project as part of the competition. Contents of the locker include one  KSM313, two KSM32, two KSM44A, one KSM42, two KSM141, four SM57, two  SM27, one Beta 52A, one Beta 57A, one Beta 91A, three Beta 98AMP, two  Beta 181/S each with an additional Omni capsule, one SM7B, one VP88, and  one A27M.

Competing  teams from each school are required to track and mix an original piece  of music, which will then be judged by a panel of industry professionals  who will evaluate the recordings based on their overall fidelity, clarity, sonic balance, and creativity in selection and placement of the microphones. The winning school will be awarded the entire Shure microphone locker, valued at more than $10,000. In addition, students on one of the  winning teams will receive prizes ranging from a KSM42 microphone, valued at $999 each to SRH840 headphones, valued at $250 each.  Previous judges have included esteemed musicians and recording engineers, including Ed Cherney, Keith Olsen, Mike Clink, Frank Filipetti, Sylvia Massey, and Elliot Scheiner, among many others.

"Every year the caliber of student talent improves, and we’re amazed by the quality of their compositions,” said Terri Hartman, Director of Marketing Communications, Shure Americas. “As  we move into our eighth year of the competition, we’re proud to  continue supporting students who are pursing careers in the recording  and music industry, and we look forward to another round of impressive  submissions this year.”

The  contestants chosen in the random drawing will be posted on Shure's  website on or around October 31, and dedicated microphone lockers will  be sent in the following days. The winner of the Fantastic Scholastic  Recording Competition, as well as the runner-up and honorable mention  distinctions, will be announced on April 30, 2012.

About Shure Incorporated

Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated (www.shure.com)  is widely acknowledged as the world's leading manufacturer of  microphones and audio electronics. Over the years, the Company has  designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio  products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and  value.  Shure’s diverse product line includes world-class wired  microphones, wireless microphones and in-ear personal monitor systems,  headphones for performers, presenters and recordists, award-winning  earphones and headsets for use with MP3 players and smart phones, and  top-rated phonograph cartridges for professional DJs. Today, Shure  products are the first choice whenever audio performance is a top  priority.

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