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The Campus Music Comp is Australia’s longest running student Music Competition.

In 2020 the competition format saw a major shake up, to mark 30 years of the Campus Music Competition. With a focus on celebrating the huge amount of talent on our tertiary campuses, we moved away from awarding one major prize to one artist per category and towards offering a wide range of opportunities throughout the year. The recipients of each prize will be hand-picked by chosen Industry Judges including A&R Executives, Booking Agents, Live and Electronic Artists and heaps more, meaning that your music will be seen by some of the best in the business regardless of whether you grab a prize.

This new approach allows us to make an impact on the development of several deserving, emerging artists each year which meant that in 2020 we gave away over $15,000 in cash, prizes and opportunities with SIX artists reaping some pretty sweet industry benefits – take a look at what we gave away.

Submissions can be in the categories of Live or Electronic. Each prize will be announced on our NEWS page, including all of the deets you need to know about being in the running, and we will send you shout-outs to remind you of deadlines in emails and on our socials. Take a look at the prizes we have announced so far, below….

When you scroll down you will see we’ve listed a few common questions, but if you have something else you would like to know, make sure you Contact Us so we can help you out! We will keep updating this page as we release new features to the website and with FAQ we receive.

We are pretty proud of ourselves for surviving to 30 and COVID stole a lot of our thunder in 2020, with us having to pull the pin on 95% of our live opportunities… so as we dive in to 2021, we are psyched to take back the power and are claiming ‘take two’ – let’s get this party REstarted!

Take a look at the prizes up for grabs, in 2021:

Deadline: 1 July -- Prize: 2 x $1000 equipment vouchers
Deadline: 1 September -- Prize: a Single Recording Package in your home state
Deadline: 1 November -- Prize: a slot on a gig with The Harbour Agency

To be eligible to submit, you must be a currently enrolled student at a campus which holds a current Financial Membership with Tertiary Access Group (TAG). See the full list of eligible campuses here. If your campus is not listed, contact us and we can look into it for you.

Submissions close at midnight on the 1st November. Participants are able to log-in and add to/edit their submissions throughout the Competition Period, until this date.

Yes, you can access your ‘My Account’ portal up until the close of Submissions, to edit existing content and add new content by clicking the ‘Login’ button in the header.

Yes, but conditions apply. Make yourself familiar with the competition Terms & Conditions

In 2020 the competition format saw a major shake up, to mark 30 years of the Campus Music Competition. With a focus on celebrating the huge amount of talent on our tertiary campuses, we have moved away from awarding one major prize to one artist per category and have moved towards offering a wide range of opportunities throughout the year.

This new approach allows us to make an impact on the development of several deserving, emerging artists each year.

There will be a number of deadlines throughout the competition period which will be listed above and will be communicated via Competition News.

Due to the new format of prize offerings, we will not be holding a ‘Final’. There will be a number of opportunities for live performances throughout the competition period which will be communicated via Competition News and Social Media accounts. Please note that due to COVID-19 a number of live performance opportunities have been cancelled or postponed and updates will be made via our News page, as any are rescheduled.

These resources are a work-in-progress and will be specifically for those who have entered a Submission to the competition. Therefore once you have submitted, you can access any restricted items on the NEWS page, once logged-in.

Yes, but restrictions apply. Make yourself familiar with the competition Terms & Conditions

No, but you give National Campus Music Competition to use what you submit for non-commercial purposes. Therefore, you retain all copyright to the tracks but NCMC can utilise tracks as long as we are not making money off it – for example having tracks publicly available for users of this website, and using tracks in competition promotions.

Yes, there is a limit of 10MB per track. Generally it is recommended that MP3 files should equate to around 1.5MB per 1 minute of music so therefore, our limit should allow tracks up to around six and a half minutes in length. If you have a track that is greater than that and you require an exemption on the upload limit, contact us directly.

If you have reason to believe that someone is misusing the Voting functionality, please contact us to let us know with as much detail as possible about your concerns. The Web Team will investigate the claims and should they find proof of misuse, appropriate action will be taken which may include disqualification or reversal of votes.