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StarMaker 2024 Entries Now Open



Applications for 2024 Toyota Star Maker are now open

Toyota Star Maker, Australia’s longest running country music competition, is a yearly search for an individual, aged over 18 years, who has the greatest potential to take advantage of the opportunities offered in the prize package.
Entries open 1 May and close 1 September

A judging panel of country music industry experts will choose the top 10 finalists.

These 10 finalists will find their way to Tamworth and perform at the Toyota Star Maker Final on the first Sunday of the iconic Tamworth Country Music Festival in front of thousands of country music fans where one performer will be named the new Star Maker winner.

The Toyota Star Maker prize package valued at over $100,000 includes:

  • Use of the title 2024 Toyota Star Maker;
  • 12 months use of a brand new, fully-serviced Toyota motor vehicle;
  • A fuel card for the length of reign;
  • Return air flight including 4-nights’ accommodation for one to Nashville for the CMA Festival in June 2024 courtesy of Chris Watson Travel; *all other costs are the responsibility of the winner; 
  • Two tickets to four nightly concerts at the CMA Fest Nashville from the Country Music Association of Nashville
  • Photographic portfolio;
  • A Maton acoustic guitar;
  • Fender products;
  •  Products from Jands Australia;
  • A recording session with Australia’s top musicians and producer;
  • Recording, distribution and promotion of a four-track EP;
  • Production of two professional video clips by an award-winning director;
  • 12 months media promotion in Australia’s only country music magazine Country Music Capital News;
  • Full colour promotional material;
  • Benefit from the organiser’s 40 years of industry knowledge through personal, one-on-one introductions to relevant contacts;
  • Guidance and support;
  • Media promotion including radio, print and television;
  • Hair and make-up styling by Plush Hair Designs & Make-up of Tamworth for photographic portfolio;
  • A minimum of three performances for Toyota as part of sponsorship
  • A guaranteed performance with The Pub Group at the 2024 Tamworth Country Music Festical;
  • Guaranteed paid performances at a designated list of festivals and events.

*Travel and festival appearances remain subject to up-to-date COVID-19 health guidelines.

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