the format

All entries will be judged by a selection panel made up of industry experts and those chosen to progress further will be invited to perform live at a Regional Final, these take place in Jan 2018 (Solo Acts) & Feb 2018 (Bands) where the winners of each will go through to a Grand Final.


There is no audience voting in this contest, each final will have three independent judges that will score the 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 can vary year on year so check out the prizes page for what’s on offer.

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