Rockshop Bandquest is a Band Competition for bands (3-10 members) younger than Year 9, with everything performed live; no prerecorded or mechanically performed instruments /vocals. (Read the rules here. Conditions of Entry ) Step 1 Get a band together from your school, fill out an entry form, (available now), and post or fax it to us. (Due 1st August) Step 2 Select and Start practicing two songs . You get 6 min to perform, so you will need to juggle things carefully to fit. You can join songs together in a medley if you wish. You can write your own songs too, if you want to, but its not compulsory. (There is an award for best original song) Step 3 You perform at your closest Regional Final in August/September ( check the dates on the Regions page) or if your school is more than an hour away from the closest event, you can enter via video for the On-line Finals. (Due 5th September) Step 4 Footage of Winners (supplied by band) of each Regional Final, and the Online Final are posted on our website. The Judges will select the National Winner from this footage to be announced 20th September. Step 5 We record the National winners! You will be competing for a prize package from The Rockshop at each Final for your school music department.