Needle in the Hay is an annual competition and event run by Happy Mag which champions and empowers emerging Australian bands and musicians at a time they need it most in their careers.
With a prize pool of over $20,000 including vinyl pressing, a high quality video production and awesome recording gear, the competition has been carefully curated to give artists the shot in the arm their projects need.
The Happy team will listen to every submission and decide on a set of finalists. From the finalists, three guest judges will choose the winner and runners-up.
Check out the list of prizes below and enter for your chance to win!
Your album or EP pressed to 12″ vinyl with full colour packaging, a high production video with JMC Academy, 5x customised Zippo lighters, plus more to be announced
RUNNER UP PRIZES
Over $20,000 in prizes from Zenith Records, Audio-Technica, JBL, Young Henrys, RØDE Microphones, Korg, Zippo, Polaroid, and Enmore Audio, plus more to be announced
All finalists have the chance to play the Needle In The Hay Finalists’ Party, going down on 27 September at The Marlborough Hotel in Sydney
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