Feb 19, 2019

Smokefree Rockquest

  • Crimson Education
  • NZ
Specialist Essay Editing Competition Skill Building


Smokefree Rockquest is the only nationwide, live, original music, youth even in New Zealand. Young musicians compete in regional competitions across New Zealand to progress to the National Final. Unsigned bands and individuals perform covers and original music for the chance to win the ultimate prize packages. The overall national winner has the opportunity to record a single at York St Studios in Auckland, as well as win musical gear from NZ rockshops, a New Recording Artist grant, and a Music Video Grant funded by NZ On Air, and mentoring with a music industry professional. Other iconic awards may also be won at regional events, including the Lowdown Best Song Award, APRA Lyric Award, Smokefree People's Choice Award, and Smokefree Women's Musicianship Award.

Famous past winners and successful performers include Evermore, who have reached the heights of international success since winning the competition in 2000, and Anika Moa who has received numerous APRA and New Zealand Music Award nominations.

For further information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Unsigned individuals and bands may enter

Participation Cost


Entry Fee and band equipment

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Individual or band performance skills are required.

Time Commitment


Musical performance at regional and national competitions

Application Deadline

May 7th, 2020 (Nelson/Marlborough by 3rd May)

Application Process Includes

Complete online entry form: https://smokefreerockquest.co.nz/entry-form/

You will need to select your category, either Band or Solo/duo. See terms and conditions for definitions.