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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, 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 2022, we’re offering over $15,000 in prizes including equipment, studio sessions, photo shoots, music business programs and mentoring, 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 – $1500 music equipment 

April – $1500 music equipment 

May – Professional studio recording session

June – Music business course and professional mentoring + $500 music equipment

July – Professional photo shoot 

August – Professional design package to create your ‘brand’

September – $1500 music equipment 

October – Professional studio recording session

November – Support slot in a live gig with The Harbour Agency 

People’s Choice Prize

The track that receives the highest number of online votes will earn that act a $250 cash prize. There’s a prize for each category (live/electronic) so reach out to your friends on social and get them voting for you! The vote button appears alongside each uploaded track.


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 a current 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.

Submissions close at midnight on 31 October.  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

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.

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.

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

Following the submission deadline, a People’s Choice Prize will be awarded in each category, based on the submissions that have received the highest number of verified votes through the website. You should encourage your friends and family to vote for your tracks but please note, only one vote per person is allowed. The Organiser reserves the right to not award a prize where there is evidence of abuse of the voting system. Votes will be analysed for authenticity from time to time, and duplicates, bot-generated votes and large-scale VPN votes will be disallowed.

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.