All entrants for the UpStart Award must provide:

A maximum of three songs you have written. Music files should be in SoundCloud, Dropbox or YouTube format.

A bio describing your music style. Tell us about your career to date and where you have been performing (200 words or less).

A budget and plan for how you would use the $10,000 prize money for the development of your career (200 words or less).

Your contact details – phone number and email address please. Facebook is an optional extra.

Also feel free to send a video clip of a performance and/or lyric sheets, in case we can’t make out the words in the audio.

One entry per person.

All entries should be sent to