Ballarat will be hosting a Regional Final of the Australian National Busking Championships on Saturday 24th March 2018 with buskers performing throughout the CBD.
How It All Works !
* The Busking Performance Day is from 10am to 4pm
* Ideally Buskers perform 4 x 40min sessions spread anytime over the Busking Day at different hot-spots
* Roaming Judges will invite selected buskers to perform in the Final Concert from 5pm, when judges/audience decide their final winners
Calling all BUSKERS !!!Register to perform on the day and you could win cash prizes, as well as tips and busker votes from your admiring audience. Register Online to compete to win some Prizes.
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Spectators ... it's FREECome and join us in Ballarat to see fabulous performers from all over the country providing all forms of street entertainmentright in front of you.
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Buskers ... It's All About YouBuskers are King at the ANBC Ballarat Regional Final, you really make the event.
The ANBC is open to all genres, all ages, professional or amateur, groups or individuals.
COST $25.00 Each Busker Groups $60.00 (Max)
How Do I Register?ALL Buskers are required to Register via Online Entry Form ...
[ Click Here to Register Online ]
Under 16 Years Old? ... We require signed parent/guardian consent.Download and print first page of the entry form, fill out Name, Category, Age, Contact details & Parent/Guardian must sign. Scan or take a photo of the form (with your phone), and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name as the subject.
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Let's talk about Prizes
Total Prize Pool of Over $10,000 !!!
Covering a Multitude of Categories
Across 3 Different Age Groups
So ... there is plenty of scope to win BIG! Buskers are also encouraged to "Put Their Hat Out" and earn REAL MONEY plus Busker Votes. You can even sell your CD's - We encourage you to promote yourself as much as you like!
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OPEN Section Awards ... Total $3,500
$2,000.00 - Open Champion ... Mixed Up Everything (Melbourne) $1,000.00 - Second Place ... Tim Scanlan (Traralgon) $500.00 - Third Place ... Rob Baron (Ballarat)
PEOPLE's CHOICE Section Awards ... Total $2,000
$1,000.00 - People's Choice Winner ... Citrus Tarts (Ballarat) $700.00 - Second Place ... Yuille Park P-8 Community College (Ballarat) $300.00 - Third Place ... Mixed Up Everything (Melbourne)
SECONDARY Section Awards (Ages 13-17 years incl.) ... Total $1,000
$500.00 - Secondary Champion ... Flynn Gurry (Warrnambool) $300.00 - Second Place ... Electricity (Ballarat) $200.00 - Third Place ... Chloe St. Claire (Buninyong)
BAND Section Award (for bands/groups from 3 or more) ... Total $1,000
$1000.00 - Winning Band ... Musike Djour (Barwon Heads)
PRIMARY Section Awards (Ages 4-12 years incl.) ... Total $700
$400.00 - Primary Champion ... Ned Moran (Melbourne) $200.00 - Second Place ... Finnigan August (Torquay) $100.00 - Third Place ... Chloe Devereux (Melbourne)
SCHOOL GROUP Section Award (NEW) ... Total $1,000
$1,000.00 - School Group Champion ... Existdance (Ballarat)
STREET PERFORMANCE Section Award (NEW) ... Total $1,000
$1,000.00 - Street Performance Champion ... Aiden McHarg (Sebastopol)
|Indigenous Multicultural||$500.00||City of Ballarat - Harmony Fest||Alejandro Aduanta|
|Best Local Talent||$250.00||Forge Pizzeria||Little Brass Band|
|Judges Award||$200.00||Miners Tavern||Matt Bullock|
|Judges Award||$200.00||Catholic Education Office Ballarat||Liberty Belle|
|Judges Award||$200.00||The Lost Ones||Citrus Tarts|
|Judges Award||$200.00||Sebastian's Cafe||Maryborough District Highland Pipe Band|
|Judges Award||$200.00||Europa Cafe||Salt & Pepper|
|Judges Award||$200.00||The Unicorn Ballarat||Lom Vi|
|Judges Award||$200.00||Eureka Concrete||Reuben Rasmussen|
SUPPORTER Award Donations
|Shop Voucher||Crossroads Music|
|Donation||The Munster Arms|
|One Nights accommodation||Mercure Ballarat|
|Donation||McDonalds Bakery Hill|
|Dutch Oven||Inhabit Homewares|
|Food Vouchers||George Hotel|
|Chewy Mints||Ferndale Confectionery|
|Free Initial Consultation||Heather Cassells Wealth Management|
|Life Coaching Consultation||Kath Venters|
InformationThe Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC), now in it's seventh year, is a different sort of festival for Australia, and the competitions are occurring in more regional areas. The ANBC Ballarat is a celebration of all forms of street entertainment, with Buskers performances bringing a huge variety of skill to the event.
The CompetitionPre-registered Buskers will perform from 10am to 4pm at assigned Busking Hot Spots around the Central Business District of Ballarat. Throughout the day, roaming judges will select a number of Buskers to perform at the finals concert held from 5pm the same day, where the judges and audience will make their final decision on the winners.
Spectators are FREE !!!
At the ANBC all the street entertainment is provided FREE of charge. The audience can of course tip the busker if they wish. All the wonderful entertainment is performed literally feet from the spectator.
People's Choice & Busker VotesThe People's Choice Award is a chance for everyone to vote for their favourite Busker, here's how it works ...
1You buy specially printed Busker Votes - $1 each from the Wendouree Breakfast Rotary Club Stall or other roaming sellers
2You vote for your favourite Busker by placing your Busker Votes into their collection container be it hat / guitar case etc.
3The Buskers will have their Busker Votes collected and counted by event officials, and the top 3 Buskers will be presented with the award at the Finals Concert
as simple as 1-2-3 !
About UsThe ANBC is the brainchild of Allan Spencer from the Cooma School of Music. The ANBC Ballarat Regional Final is brought to you by the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast. The Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast has members who are passionate and dedicated to supporting local and international projects. Our Club provides opportunities for business networking, personal development and a range of fun social activities. We meet at Lederman Hall in Ascot St on Wednesdays at 7:15am till 8:20am for breakfast. In 2015 we celebrated 25 years of service.
Hotel and Convention Centre
Hotel and Functions
2017 Final Winners ...
OPEN Section Awards ... $3,700
$2,000.00 - Open Champion ... Geoffrey Williams (Buninyong) $1,000.00 - Second Place ... Chooka Parker (Ballarat) $500.00 - Third Place ... Kieran Tobin (Torquay) $200.00 - Fourth Place ... Joni Sheila (Belgium)
"PEOPLE's Choice" Section Awards ... $2,000
$1,000.00 - People's Winner ... Shelby Grace (Cooma NSW) $700.00 - Second Place ... Will Stephens (Ballarat) $300.00 - Third Place ... Chloe Adele Perrett (Buninyong)
SECONDARY Section Awards (Ages 13-17 years incl.) ... $1,000
$500.00 - Secondary Champion ... Will Stephens (Ballarat) $300.00 - Second Place ... Shelby Grace (Cooma NSW) $200.00 - Third Place ... Nick Keogh (Albury NSW)
Best BAND Award (for bands/groups from 3 or more) ... $1,000
$1000.00 - Winning Band ... Caravan Kids (Melbourne)
PRIMARY Section (Ages 4-12 years incl.) ... $750
$400.00 - Primary Champion ... Ned Moran (Ascot Vale) $200.00 - Second Place ... Milla Williams (Buninyong) $100.00 - Third Place ... Zara Hayward (Ballarat) $50.00 - Fourth Place ... Chloe Yeluri (Ballarat)
Special Awards ...
|Best Local Talent||$500.00||Forge Pizzeria||Little Brass Band (Ballarat)|
|Indigenous Multicultural||$500.00||City of Ballarat - Harmony Week||Chikara Sueda (Glen Aplin QLD)|
Special Judges Awards ...
|Most Smiles||$200.00||Jeremy Schocroft - Wendouree Dental||Sparks (Melbourne)|
|Encouragement (Secondary)||$200.00||Suttons House of Music||Chloe Adele Perrett (Buninyong)|
|Vocalist Award||$200.00||Oscars||Captain Justyna (Armidale)|
|Abilities in Music||$200.00||Miners Tavern||Jack Stacey (Alfredton)|
|Community Music||$200.00||Cold Rock Ice Creamery & Pretzel World||Ukes d'Jour (Mike Fenton - Barongarook)|
|Encouragement (Open)||$200.00||The Unicorn Hotel||Michael Hardiman (Wandana Heights)|
|4th Place in Open||$200.00||The Sporting Globe||Joni Sheila (Footscray)|
|Non-Music Award||$200.00||Europa Cafe||Sarah Wynen (Ballarat)|
Barrel Draw Prizes ...
|Inhabit Homewares||$169.00||Swiss Diamond Frying Pan||Nina|
|QHC Wealth Management & Regent Hotel||$230.00||QHC Wealth Management Consultation + 2 x Movie tickets from Regent Hotel||Russell Edwards|
|Golden City Hotel||$200.00||4 x $50 Golden City Meal Vouchers||Jacob Dodd|
|Zambrero||$120.00||4 x Zambrero Meal Vouchers||Hayden McGill|
|Beechworth Bakery||$75.00||Beechworth Bakery Voucher||Bob Edwards|
|Early Settlers||$100.00||Early Settlers Voucher||Lauren Micallef .. $$ at Schintz’s|
|The Munster Arms||$250.00||5 x $50 Dinner Vouchers||Deb McNulty .. $$ at IneXterior Cafe|
|Mercure Ballarat Hotel||$220.00||Overnight Stay + Dinner & Breakfast||Ruth Godfrey-Roberts .. $$ at IneXterior Cafe|
|Craig's Royal Hotel||$280.00||Overnight Stay||Sandra Doyle|
|Sovereign Hill||$136.00||Family Day Pass||Nadine Holland|
|Mars Confectionery||$200.00||An Overload of Chocolate||Katie Howard|
Busking Basics Workshop
In the lead up to Australian National Busking Championships in Ballarat, on Sat 10th Feb 2018 we held a Busking Basics Workshop at Federation University, Camp St. We thank the 4 artists (Geoffrey Williams, Jami Blomeley, Barry Govan & Scott Fraser), who performed and shared their story,knowledge, experience, hints and tips to aspiring performers, giving them the confidence to take the next step. Attendees had an great time, which you can see in Workshop photos (in Photo Gallery above) and YouTube videos
Discussions & FAQ's
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Postal AddressPO Box 191, Ballarat VIC 3353
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