Each year as part of the project we organise a countywide music contest, which is split into two categories Solo Acts & Bands. However this is more than just a contest, it's an opportunity to showcase yourselves to industry professionals, network with other musicians and make contact with promoters.

the format

Round One: All entries will be judged by a selection panel made up of industry experts.

Round Two: Those chosen to progress further will be invited to perform live at a Regional Final, taking place in Jan 2018 (Solo Acts) & Feb 2018 (Bands).

Round Three: Winners of each Regional Final plus one wild card (chosen by the judges) will go through to a Grand Final.


Each final will have three independent judges that will score the artists & the audience also get to vote for their top two artists.

who can apply?

Entry is FREE and the contest is open to artists of any age, any genre and all types (i.e solo, duo or band). Artists must have at least one musician based in the Essex and have at least one original song.

prizes include:

  • Recording Time
  • Single Release
  • Music Video

how to enter

Well it's easy - simply fill in the application form on this page and submit or you can send a demo to: Undiscovered, c/o The Hermit, Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AG

application form