Central Otago

Key Dates

Regional Heat


Regional Finals

June 19, 2021 7:00 PM

Lake Wanaka Centre

Video Submission Deadline

Please note that for 2021 there will not be a regional heat for Central Otago - all acts entered will go directly to the regional final at Lake Wanaka Centre on Sat 19 June. As we are now at capacity, no additional acts will be able to be accepted for this event.

What are you waiting for?

Registrations close:
Showquest - March 12
Toi - April 9
OnScreen - July 30

regional results

2020 results

1st place band - No Man's Land (Wakatipu High School)
2nd place band - Haven (Wakatipu High School)
3rd place band - The Trainsurfers (Wakatipu High School)

1st place solo/duo - Max Byrne (Mt Aspiring College)
2nd place solo/duo - Greta Balfour (Wakatipu High School)

Musicianship Award - Clarke West of Better Than Nothing (Mt Aspiring College)
Musicianship Award - Eve Paddon from blank lines (Mt Aspiring College)
Smokefree Best Vocals Award- Jessa Bodle of Admin (Wakatipu High School)
APRA Lyric Award - Jessie McKenzie for 'Lonely Colours' (Mt Aspiring College)
ZM Best Song Award - No Man's Land (Wakatipu High School)
Rockshop Electronic Assist Award - Oski (Mt Aspiring College)

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Key Information

We’re all about making this process as straightforward and smooth sailing as possible for you. We are just a phone call or email away if you have any questions!

How it works

It says it in the title! Here you’ll find a step by step guide to how region-wide and nation-wide aspects of the programme works

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Event Info

Here you’ll find 2021 dates, the team behind Smokefreerockquest, history (including past winners and where they're from!), and FAQs

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Check out the awards up for grabs at our regional and national Smokefreerockquest events. Along with the placings for the top bands and solo/duos, we also have songwriting and musicianships awards.

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