Here are the Prizes on offer at the Australian National Busking Championships – Cooma 2018
Saturday 3 November: ANBC Cooma Regional Busking Championships
Guyy Lilleyman, Open Champion 2013 & 2014
Open Age Category:
- First $1000 Sponsored by Cooma Hotel
- Second $500 Sponsored by Alpine Hotel
- Third $300 Sponsored by Lions Club of Cooma
Secondary Age Category:
- First $500 Sponsored by Snowy Monaro Regional Council
- Second $200 Sponsored by The Monaro Post
- Third $100 Sponsored by Hip Pocket Cooma
Primary Age Category:
- First $300 Sponsored by Fisk & Nagle Real Estate
- Second $200 Sponsored by Cooma Monaro Legal Services
- Third $100 Sponsored by Mark Kenmir & Co
Geoffrey Williams, Australian National Busking Champion 2017
Peoples Choice: Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cooma
- First $1000
- Second $600
- Thirid $400
- Best Band $1000 Sponsored by Rhythm Sports
- Classical Guitar Award $500 Sponsored by Guitars Online & Cooma School of Music
- ANBC Banjo Champion Award – A Handmade Ross Martin Banjo valued at $2000
- Blues Music Award $200 Sponsored by the Canberra Blues Society
- Ability in Music Award $200 Sponsored by Cooma Challenge Ltd
- Classical Music Youth Award – $100 Sponsored by Snowy Monaro Arts Council
- Encouragement Award – $100 Gift Card Donated by Woolworths Cooma
- 14 Special Judges Awards – These prizes of $200 each will be awarded by the judges for numerous categories such as: Indigenous Music, School Music Group, Community Music, Multicultural Music, Non-Music Street Performance (such as Dance, Poetry, Juggling, Circus Skills, Magic, Comedy) This awards may also need to be used in part for runner-up prizes. These Special Judges Awards were donated by these wonderful sponsors: Eucumbene Trout Farm, One Agency, Bush Basics, Grouse House, Cooma Family Dental, Snowy Mountains Magazine, MainStreet, Rawsome Earth Café, The Courtyard Coffee Shop, 123 Coffee House, Cooma Café Turkish, Australian Hotel, Service One, Roses Restaurant.
Sunday 4 November: ANBC National Grand Final
Open Age Category:
- First $2000 Sponsored by Cooma Hotel
- Second $1000 Sponsored by Alpine Hotel
- Third $500 Sponsored by Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Secondary Age Category:
- First $1000 Sponsored by Snowy Monaro Regional Council
- Second $400 Sponsored by The Monaro Post
- Third $300 Sponsored by Hip Pocket Cooma
Primary Age Category:
- First $500 Sponsored by Fisk & Nagle Real Estate
- Second $300 Sponsored by Cooma Monaro Legal Services
- Third $200 Sponsored by Mark Kenmir & Co
All performers that don’t win a place in the National Grand Finals will be awarded Runner-Up prizes.
The Total Prize Pool for ANBC Cooma 2018 is $16,400
Entry Form Here: ENTRY FORM_2018 Cooma ANBC Regional Championships Saturday 3 Nov 2018
The Australian National Busking Championships™ (ANBC) is now in it’s 6th year. For the first four years the ANBC has been held exclusively in Cooma NSW, the picturesque and historic capital of Australia’s Snowy Mountains. We have thought of these early years as the first stage in the ANBC vision for the future.
The next stage now is to make this event a truly National Championship by holding ANBC Regional Busking Competitions in various regional towns around Australia. The winners from these regional events will be then invited to complete in the National Grand Final back in Cooma in November of each year.
These are our 2017 Regional Busking Competitions so far:
- Stanthorpe Qld – 25 February
- Ballarat Vic – 18 March
- Narooma NSW – 27 May
- Noosa Qld – 10 June
- Peak Hill NSW – 23 September
In 2018 we could have as many as seven more regional towns on board.
How Does This Work in Cooma?
- The buskers are assigned special locations (Busking Hot Spots), at various times, around the CBD Cooma.
- A timetable is given to all the registered buskers.
- Roaming judges assess these busking performances during the day.
- The Judges produce a short list of the best buskers who are then invited to compete in a Grand Final Concert at 4:00 pm at Centennial Park.
- First place winners from the Open, Secondary and Primary age categories from the other ANBC Regional Competitions also qualify for a place a the Grand Final. These first place winners are also welcome to busk during the day as they can earn cash tips and Peoples Choice Award votes.
- The prizes are then awarded to the buskers with the most outstanding performances at this Grand Finals Concert.
The People’s Choice Award.
All buskers are encouraged to earn cash tips throughout the competition. 100% of this money made in cash tips is theirs to keep. Buskers may also sell their CDs and other merchandise.100% of this money from these sales will also go to these buskers. So besides the extra dollars that enterprising buskers can make in tips and sales there’s over $10,000 in cash to be won. This $10,000 prize pool is made up of over twenty different categories. Among these generous prizes there’s the Peoples Choice Awards where the public gets to vote for their favourite busker. The Peoples Choice Awards are $2,000 in total.
- These prizes are awarded to the buskers that get the most Busker Votes.
- The public will be able to purchase Busker Votes for $1 each on the day from the Cooma Rotary Club.
- There’s a limit of 50 Busker Votes per customer.
- The customer must validate their Busker Votes by writing their name and telephone number on the back of their Busker Votes.
- Invalid Busker Votes will not be counted.
- The public then can vote for their favorite busker by tipping that busker with Busker Votes.
- By the way, all of the Busker Votes will be placed into a Lucky Draw for several great prizes.
- The Busker Votes Lucky Draw will be conducted during the Finals Concert at the end of the day after all the Busker Votes have been counted.
- So the public can share in the fun of the Grand Final Concert by also having a chance at winning prizes.
All The Prizes:
- Competitors must be at the Grand Final Concert to win a prize.
- In the Age Categories (Open/Secondary/Primary) competitors must be ready to perform on stage.
- If deemed necessary the judges may decide to award extra places in the Age Categories. Suitable cash amounts will be allocated to these extra places.
Open Age Category
- $2,000 – First Place (Open Champion)
- $1,000 – Second Place
- $500 – Third Place
Secondary Age Category
- $500 – First Place (Secondary Champion)
- $300 – Second Place
- $200 – Third Place
Primary Age Category
- $300 – First Place (Primary Champion)
- $200 – Second Place
- $100 – Third Place
Best Band – $1,000
Best School Group – $1,000
Peoples Choice Awards
- $1,000 – First Place
- $700 – Second Place
- $300 – Third Place
Special Judges Awards.
$200 each – These are awards that, where appropriate, recognize and encourage the abilities of some buskers in various categories and with a variety of skills. In the past, we have awarded Special Judges Awards for:
- Ability (for buskers with a disability)
- Community Based Music
- Youth Encouragement
Record Prize Pool!
This year we have $10, viagra approved 600 in cash prizes plus Rex Regional Express Airlines have donated 2 return flight tickets from Cooma to Sydney. This is valued at $862.40. Entries close this Saturday 29th October.
Check out the full List of Prizes here:
Entries close Saturday 29th October – Entry Forms here:
ENTRY FORM COOMA 2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BUSKING CHAMPIONSHIPS