Rock Challenge Tasmania

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Rock Challenge Tasmania

Founded in 1989, Rock Challenge is a state-wide College and High School music competition and an iconic event on the student calendar. It is an important stepping stone into the Music Industry for young artists, showcasing local music to the wider community, recognising emerging talent and celebrating youth achievement in contemporary music.

The event consists of a series of three regional heats and a state final. High Schools and Colleges around the state set up their own internal Battle of the Bands to decide who will represent their school. Each act must perform at least one original song and submit a promotional kit (Biography and Digital Image).

This years event will take place in late September and the Final will be held in Hobart. Rock Challenge is a non profit event supporting the Tasmanian Music Industry at its grassroots. We rely on business and community sponsorship to make this event happen each year and we welcome your support.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact us at:

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Registration is now open for Rock Challenge 2014!

Registration is now open for Rock Challenge 2014!

Registration is now open for Rock Challenge 2014, so head on over to the entry page and get...

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Rock Challenge 2013 Results

Rock Challenge 2013 Results

The winners of the 2013 Rock Challenge Tasmania competition have been announced! College Winner: Ursine – Hellyer College Runner Up: Fatty Esther – Hobart...

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Rock Challenge Final Judges

Rock Challenge Final Judges

Rock Challenge is proud to announce the judges for the Rock Challenge Final   Erin Lawler¬†(Warp Magazine, Aphra Magazine)   Steve Xerri (Straight Crewing,...

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Regional Heat Winners

Regional Heat Winners

NORTHERN HEAT WINNERS High School Alexis – Riverside High School The Blue Room -¬†Launceston Church Grammar   College The Modern Cure – Launceston...

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Payment Options

Payment Options

Payment options have now been added to the download forms. Along with our ABN.

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Entries close 5pm Friday, 23rd August

Entries close 5pm Friday, 23rd August

So don’t be late. Make sure you’ve emailed us everything you need to by then.

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Welcome to our new home

Welcome to our new home

So here’s our sexy new site, big thanks to web genius Ray Walker! Have a look around. We’ll add some new features as we go. We’re changing the way you...

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Entry Form

Entry Form

Three simple steps to enter the Rock Challenge:

  1. Click here to download the Application Pack (291Kb ZIP)
  2. Print out the Entry form and send by post with payment to
    Rock Challenge,
    PO Box 81,
    Mowbray Heights, TAS 7248
  3. Email all other completed forms with band photo attached to:

Detailed Instructions

  1. Download and unzip the Application Pack
  2. Send in by Post (Each School)
    1. Entry Form
    2. Payment (cheque)
  3. Send in by Email: (Each Act)
    1. Band Registration form
    2. Biography form
    3. Lyrics form
    4. Band Photo
  4. Bring with you on the day: (Each Act)
    1. Stage Plan
    2. Merchandise form


Venues for Rock Challenge 2014 are currently TBA, please watch this space!


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The Rules

The Rules

It is the responsibility of the school to ensure these guidelines are followed:

  • Cigarettes, alcohol and other drugs are strictly prohibited at this event
    Offenders will be removed from the premises
  • Lyrical content and behavior must be appropriate for a student audience
  • A teacher or supervisor must accompany each Act during Sound Check and the Performance
  • High Schools may enter two (2) Band entries and one (1) Off The Rock entry
  • Colleges may enter two (2) Band entries and one (1) Off The Rock entry
  • All acts must perform at least one (1) original song
  • All acts must submit the following via email before the event
    • Registration form
    • Biography
    • Lyrics to original songs
    • Digital photograph
  • Band sizes are limited to eight (8) members. Off The Rock acts are limited to three (3) members
  • All acts must attend a sound check prior to performances (Schedule TBA)
  • Only registrations authorized by the Music Teacher or Principal will be accepted
  • All entrants must be in full-time study. A majority of band members must be enrolled at the High School or College they are representing
  • Rock Challenge will provide a standard backline: 3 Guitar amps, 1 Bass rig and 1 standard 5 piece drum kit
  • No refunds on cancelled entries
  • Rock Challenge reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event and vary performance times, the number of the performances and the venues

Download rules for printing as Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word

Sponsors & Prizes

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