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Regional Music Award

The Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award is a music specialist prize for applicants who live in, and attend a Victorian Government school in, rural or regional Victoria.

This prize is designed to enable such students to benefit from musical tuition and other opportunities that otherwise may be not open to them. It includes: travel and one week’s accommodation for the student and a parent/guardian in Melbourne and a daily per diem; lessons with a top teacher on the relevant instrument; complimentary tickets to concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre during that week; mentoring/shadowing opportunities with Melbourne Recital Centre’s artistic and production staff and best endeavours to go ‘behind-the-scenes’ with direct contact with industry professionals. The prize week will take place in 2021 and is subject to Government restrictions.


The Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award entries are now open. Please download competition guidelines for further application information and complete the online registration form below.

Entrants will compete for a fully subsidised week of accommodation, travel, lessons and concert tickets for musical performances in Melbourne.


For all other enquiries please contact 03 9699 2228 during business hours or email

Competition applications close Friday 18 September at Midnight.

The Newsboys Regional Music Award is supported by the Newsboys Foundation and the Melbourne Recital Centre.