Groovin’ from the Garage

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Groovin' from the Garage competition returns inviting locals to tap into their inner musician and submit an original song. The popular Council initiative provides local musical talents with a unique opportunity to write and showcase their own original music whilst also enjoying some friendly competition.

Entries Close Saturday 31st December 2022

The Prizes

Three Finalists

This year three finalists will be selected by Council to have their song showcased on Council's Western Downs Invites You Facebook platform to be enjoyed by the whole community.

The Winner 

Of the three finalists, one winner will be selected and invited to take part in an ‘Artist Spotlight’ video profile, produced by a local videographer. This will be released on Western Downs Regional Council's website and social media platforms. 

  • Entrants must have EITHER a primary address within the Western Downs OR be employed and working within the Western Downs,
  • Performance must be of the entrants own unpublished original work, not previously submitted to past G.F.T.G competition,
  • Multiple entries permitted,
  • Musicians of all levels, ages and genres (including instrumental compositions) welcome,
  • Entrants agree to indemnify Council against any damages or loss suffered by Council as a result of entrants submitting non-original works.
Conditions of Entry

By entering the "Groovin From The Garage" Competition, the entrant declares that they meet all the stipulated conditions of entry and that submissions are of their own original work. Any entries that do not meet the conditions of entry as determined by Council, will not proceed to the next stage of the competition. Entrants will maintain ownership over their original work, however, grant Council a non-revocable non-transferrable licence for use however Council deems appropriate for the purposes of conducting and promoting the competition and Community Activation Projects in the future. Western Downs Regional Council's decision on which entries are chosen as finalists and winners will be final and no further correspondence will be entered in to.

*Music Licensing DOES NOT allow for the distribution of recorded reproductions of any commercially available music. By entering the competition, artists grant Western Downs Regional Council permission to distribute their entry by any media deemed appropriate to promote the competition.

**Parodies will not be accepted, as they will breach Commercial Music Licensing laws.

How to Enter

Entries to be emailed to and must include:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Video performance
  • Written lyrics 

Please note: if you are unable to attach the video in the email, Council will accept videos links eg. YouTube, Dropbox, etc.