Drug Aware Scholarpalooza! 2018 - Terms and Conditions


It's free to enter Scholarpalooza! 2018.


Drug Aware Scholarpalooza! 2018 is a Rock Scholars event but is open to any band or artist calling Western Australia home, including solo and acoustic acts.

All musicians must be aged 18 or under at January 1st 2018; bands must have an AVERAGE age of 18 or under.

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

Places in Drug Aware Scholarpalooza! 2018 are limited, bands applying to participate will be shortlisted and invited to play in the heats based on the quality of their applications including band biography, pics and any sound or video recordings submitted.

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 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 Drug Aware Scholarpalooza! 2018 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 Drug Aware Scholarpalooza! 2018 event. By entering Drug Aware Scholarpalooza! 2018 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 Drug Aware Scholarpalooza! 2018.

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, Osborne Park. These gigs are strictly smoke- and alcohol-free events and open to all ages. U18s are welcome.

Gigs are ticketed events; each band or 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 recording and mixing package courtesy of Jelly Sound, value $1000.
  • A professional photo shoot
  • A live appearance on RTRFM

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.