Scholarpalooza! 2019 - Terms and Conditions


It's free to enter Scholarpalooza! 2019.


Scholarpalooza! 2019 is a Rock Scholars event but is open to any band or artist calling Western Australia home, including solo and acoustic acts.

Bands entering must have an average age of 18 or under and solo acts must be aged 18 or under, as at 1st January, 2019.

Bands must have at least one member resident in Western Australia at the time of entry.

Places in Scholarpalooza! 2019 are limited, bands or artists applying to participate will be shortlisted and invited to play in the heats based on the quality of their applications including band biography, pictures and any sound or video recordings submitted. Your application does not guarantee you will be invited to participate in the competition.

Competition format

The competition will consist of four heats, each featuring five bands or artists. All entrants must play a set of between 20 and 30 minutes.

The winner of each heat will be decided on the night and will automatically earn a place in the Grand Final. One additional 'wildcard' entry to the Grand Final may be awarded at the judges' discretion.

The heat-winners and wildcard entry will compete against each other in the Grand Final. The winner of the Grand Final will be announced on the night.

Judging criteria

All heats and the Grand Final will be judged by a panel of independent judges selected from Perth's music community which may include one or more representatives of Rock Scholars.

Bands will be judged on a combination of musical ability, stagecraft, quality of songwriting, originality and WOW factor.

It is not essential to write your own songs and material to enter but original music will be judged more favourably.

The judges' opinion will be final and no appeals will be entered into.

PRIVACY and permission

Rock Scholars will ask you for information about you and your band when you enter Scholarpalooza! 2019 which may include personal information. This personal information will not be shared with any third party without your express permission unless required by law. You may see a copy of this personal information at any time on request.

Rock Scholars would like to use your band name, pictures and music to promote the Scholarpalooza! 2019 event. By entering Scholarpalooza! 2019 you grant permission to Rock Scholars and its agents to use any material submitted as part of your entry application - including pictures, video and audio - in any advertising and marketing activities directly associated with Scholarpalooza! 2019.

Any intellectual property, publishing rights or other benefit associated with your music will belong 100% to you.

Heats and the Grand Final

All heats and the Grand Final will be held at The Garage, 14 McDonald Street West, Osborne Park. These gigs are strictly smoke- and alcohol-free events and open to all ages. U18s are welcome with or without a parent or guardian.

Gigs are ticketed events; each band or solo artist will be allowed to admit one guest free of charge to assist with set up and pack away. All other guests, including family and friends, must purchase a ticket.


First Prize for the overall winner includes:

  • A professional recording and mixing package at a Perth studio.

  • A professional photo shoot

  • A live appearance on RTRFM

  • Complementary membership of WAM and free entry to WAMCON 2019

Each heat winner will receive a $100 Kosmic Sound gift voucher

Any prizes won during the Scholarpalooza! competition are non-refundable, non-transferable, and may not be exchanged for cash unless by specific agreement of Rock Scholars or its sponsors.