Speak Up – Singer / Song Writer Competition

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Speak Up is a singer/songwriter competition for high school students aged 12 to 18 years.

This competition allows students to submit their performance entries online, from all across Australia.

Entries will be presented to an online panel of music industry professionals. Entrants have the option to submit their videos as a soloist, duo, small group or band. In the final round 10 Finalists will be chosen where they will compete in a live final for studio time, music equipment, multiple prizes and industry engagement opportunities including:

Live Finals will be held at Big Music, Crows Nest on Saturday the 4th of June 2022!

Interstate Finalists will be AIRED LIVE on the day!

  • $2000 worth of studio recording time
  • Roland Amp
  • Audio Interface
  • $2000 worth of professional voice coaching
  • Songwriting & Mentoring sessions


Mental Health is a major issue facing young people, with anxiety and depression increasing and social isolation on the rise. Speak up shines a light on this issue by providing a platform for young people to express themselves through original music and supports them in fostering and nurturing a career in the music industry.

Our aim is to provide underprivileged, talented youth across Australia a chance, regardless of ethnicity or culture. Due to its online nature the competition allows kids from remote, regional areas the exposure and recognition to audiences and music industry mentors they could not get anywhere else.       

Lets make a difference, help us reach our goal to raise $3000 for Beyond Blue, to make a contribution to this worthy cause go to:

Assessment criteria:

All entries will be assessed by a music industry team where they will be critiqued on the following performance and composition elements:

Vocal performance & technique, Creativity, Lyrics & Melody, Instrumental & Arrangement         

Competition details: We have now extended the deadline for the heats from Saturday 26th March, 2022 til Friday 27th May, 2022.

Finalists, please be prepared with your songs to perform live on Saturday the 4th of June.

      • Entries close Friday 27th May, 2022
      • 3 minute max video length (use landscape mode when recording)
      • Selected Entrants will be notified by email Tuesday 31st May, 2022