Massive congrats to everyone who participated in this year's Waikato regional Smokefreerockquest, and to those moving onto semi-finalist selection.
Full list of awards for the Waikato region:
Band 1: Smoked Paprika, Hillcrest High School
Band 2: Pinejah, Cambridge High School
Band 3: The Bagels, St Paul's Collegiate
Solo/Duo 1: Summer Jane, Sacred Heart Girls' College
Solo/Duo 2: Unexpected, Hauraki Plains College
Smokefree Tangata Beats Award: Anna Tukuitoga, Hauraki Plains College
Best Vocals: Happy Faces, Hillcrest High School (whole band)
Musicianship (jointly awarded): Oliver Parsons (guitar) of Nile, Rototuna Senior High School
Musicianship (jointly awarded) : Kate Stephens (guitar) of Ordinary Outsiders, Cambridge High School
ZM Best Song: sure brake, Hamilton Boys' High School
APRA Lyric Writers’ Award: “Royal Flush” by Anna Crouchman of Feather Weight, Cambridge High School
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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