Massive congrats to everyone who participated in this year's Otago regional Smokefreerockquest, and to those moving onto semi-finalist selection.
Full list of awards for the Otago region:
Band 1: Súe Chef, John McGlashan College
Band 2: Sense of Time, King’s High School
Band 3: The Sapphire Skies, St Hilda's Collegiate
Solo/Duo 1: Keira Wallace, Taieri College
Solo/Duo 2: Rylan Urquhart, John McGlashan College
Solo/Duo 3: Emily Esplin, Otago Girls' High School
Smokefree Tangata Beats Award: Valletta, Taieri College
Rockshop Electronic Performance: Isaac Randel, Logan Park High School
Best Vocals: Sylvie Harper of The Sapphire Skies, St Hilda’s Collegiate
Musicianship: Valletta, Taieri College (full band)
ZM Best Song: Black Tomato Sauce, Taieri College
APRA Lyric Writers’ Award: “Teenage Apocalypse” by The Manipulators, Taieri College
Regional prize list:
1st Place Band wins $500 Musical equipment from the Rockshop, and is moving onto Semi-finalist selection
2nd Place Band wins $400 Musical equipment from the Rockshop, and is moving onto Semi-finalist selection
3rd Place Band wins $250 Musical Equipment from the Rockshop
1st Place Solo/duo wins $250 Musical Equipment from the Rockshop, and is moving onto Semi-finalist selection
2nd Place Solo/duo wins $100 Musical Equipment from the Rockshop, and is moving onto Semi-finalist selection
If your band has placed 1st or 2nd in the region, you will hear what happens next via email today. The selection process for Top-30 (Semi-Finalists) will happen from the videos you have already submitted, and the announcement will be on 5 August. These Top-30 will be invited to perform at one of the three semi-finals held from 19 - 23 August. More info on this is to come, announced alongside the top acts going through.
Certificates and prizes will be sent to the contact you put on your entry form.
If you have any questions or issues send us an email to help@smokefreerockquest.
We’re all about making this process as straightforward and smooth sailing as possible for you. We are just a phone call or email away if you have any questions!
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