02.You can manipulate the melody slightly, but only if it conforms more easily to the style you are harmonizing it in. (Don't change the rhythm too much or add many more pitches to the existing melody)
03.Your submission will be accepted in 3 different formats: A Recording (Mp3 or Midi), Lead Sheet w/Melody & Chord Symbols, or full Notation.
04.Recordings shouldn't last much over a minute and do not submit more than the 8 measures given (if you are submitting a Lead Sheet/Notation).
05.Have fun, experiment with some new things you've learned on your own (and from this video series) and then submit! You have absolutely nothing to loose, but some cool prizes to gain!