Foot In The Door Competition

2020 QMF FOOT-in-the-DOOR Competition goes online! 

In 2020, QMF are changing things up and taking this 'battle of the bands' style competition online. We've also had enough of restrictions so we're opening up the usual genre and location restrictions. Entrants can apply from anywhere in Victoria, across any style/genre of music, with the only stipulation being that it's Original music only. Applicants must enter ONE NEW VIDEO when submitting their application. The winner of the 2020 competition will receive.... a gig at the next Queenscliff Music Festival. Yes... that means the next one that we're able to hold, be that this year or next!

How it works:

Read the terms and conditions

Upload a NEW video of your music to YouTube 

Fill in the application form below

5 acts will be shortlisted and their videos shown on QMF social channels in September.

Winner selected and announced by industry panel by 30th September

A few rules:

Video must be ONE NEW video which is recorded and uploaded between July 1st and August 31st

The video cannot be an existing recording or a whole channel of music. 

Applicants must be aged between 12 and 25 (inclusive). That includes all members of the band.

Applicants must live within the state of Victoria

Must be original music – NO covers!

How to Apply:

Step 1: Read the terms and conditions HERE

Step 2: Fill in the application form HERE



FOOT-in-the-DOOR is a vibrant youth program that is supported by FReeZA (a Victorian State Government initiative) and runs for the duration of the Queenscliff Music Festival. Its purpose is to help emerging young artists showcase their talents, and as the name suggests get a ‘foot-in-the-door’ in the music industry. It gives young artists the chance to perform live in front of an audience at a nationally acclaimed music festival, which is a very valuable and rewarding experience for those selected artists.

What drives the FOOT-in-the-DOOR?

Not only is the FOOT-in-the-DOOR competition aimed at helping young emerging artists perform and compete at the QMF, it is also managed and run by youth. The FOOT-in-the-DOOR youth program aims to bring young people from the Borough of Queenscliffe together to get involved in the Queenscliff Music Festival and with their community.

The program is proudly supported by FReeZA
"FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that supports young Victorians to get involved in their community by planning and running drug, smoke and alcohol-free music and cultural events for other young people"
To find out more information visit FReeZA

Members of the FOOT-in-the-DOOR committee gain a hands-on learning experience helping to develop skills in areas such as music management, event management, stage management and marketing just to name a few. 

Want to be on the FOOT-in-the-DOOR committee?

Maybe you're between the ages of 15 - 25, live in the Bellarine/Geelong area (or even better, right in Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale), and are keen on being involved in the running and organisation of our great Festival?! Then the FOOT-in-the-DOOR committee is for you. It's a hands on experience into the wonderful world of event management. Keen? Contact FITD Youth Program Coordinator Taylor:

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