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2024 Surf Coast Song Contest Registration

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The annual Surf Coast Song Contest is back! Enter now for your chance to win cash, prizes and exposure!

Designed to engage and inspire through creativity and self-expression, this year's Surf Coast Song Contest is once again on the lookout for songs that reflect hope and wellbeing.

2024 Theme Songs of Hope and Wellbeing

Win cash, prizes and exposure! 

First Prize:
$1,000 Cash
Valued at $1000 - Full Day in the Professional Medici Studio with Professional Producer Tim Henwood to record the Winning Song
Valued at $660 - 8hrs Studio Time at Don’t Poke The Bear with Audio Engineer included - Provided by Oxygen College
$200 Voucher from Music Workshop

Second Prize:
$500 Cash
$100 Voucher from Music Workshop

Third Prize:
$250 Cash
$50 Voucher from Music Workshop

Encouragement Award:

Conditions of entry:

Submit a $30 entry fee per song via the booking link.

Send the following files to
· Your song, representing ‘Hope and Wellbeing’ with lyrics or inspiration drawn from nature, in MP3 format, max 5 min in duration
· One Word document with a short artist bio, lyrics and up to 25-word song description
· Headshot as a jpg file
Please make sure to include your full name in your files, e.g. FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME_SONGTITLE

Entries close 8th September 2024

The top 10 songs will be shortlisted to perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges.

What happens on the night?

All performances will be acoustic only.
Following the performance of all 10 shortlisted artists/bands, three will be shortlisted on the night to perform again to select the winning artist.

The winning song and artist will be featured in the 2025 Art of the Minds Festival to help create awareness of mental health and wellbeing. The winning artist will also feature at the 2025 Festival Launch and Song Contest.

Hosted by the Surf Coast's very own Lukey Luke.

This year's prize pool has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Lions Club in Torquay.

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