About / FAQ

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, the Comp has moved away from awarding one major prize to now offering a wide range of opportunities throughout the year. The recipients of each prize will be hand-picked by industry judges, providing exposure of your music to some of the best in the business.

In 2023, we’re offering $17,000 in prizes including equipment, studio sessions, photo shoots, and paid live gig opportunities.

You can submit your entries 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.

Monthly Prizes

March/April – $2500 in music equipment 

May – $2000 in music equipment 

June – Professional studio recording session ($2000)

July – $2000 in music equipment

August – $2000 in music equipment

September – $2000 in music equipment

October – Judging for the major comp



Our monthly winners & runners-up will be automatically added to our end of year MAJOR COMP! Submissions will be judged by industry professionals.

1st PRIZE $5000
2nd PRIZE $2000
3rd PRIZE $1000

For monthly prize details and inclusions, check the ‘News’ page on this site which is updated regularly.

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!



To be eligible to enter the comp, you must be a currently enrolled student at a campus which holds financial membership with Student Experience Network (SEN). See the full list of eligible campuses here. If your campus is not listed, contact us and we can look into it for you.

No. However, if you would like to re-submit your entry due to changes, please let us know so we are able to delete your previous entry.

contact us at: events@studentexperiencenetwork.com.au

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

No, but you give National Campus Music Competition the right to use your submitted work for non-commercial purposes. You retain all rights to the work but the Competition Organiser can use it for promotional purposes. Check the Terms and Conditions for full details.

There is no live final for this comp. There may be a number of opportunities for live performances throughout the competition period which will be communicated via Competition News and Social Media accounts.

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

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.

Make use of all of the options with your submission:

  • Provide a bio and images
  • Provide links to any social media
  • Include a video
  • Make sure the tracks you upload are good quality recordings – judges don’t choose scratchy, poorly recorded tracks
  • Send us details of any gigs that you are booked for