Save the date: 14 - 23 January 2022

Talent Competitions


Talent Competitions & more

Some of the biggest names in country music perform in Tamworth during the Festival; there are a range of events which aim to discover the stars of tomorrow. The competitions are for singers, instrumentalists, poets, dancers, bands, songwriters and the youngest of performers.

Golden Guitars - Australian Country Music Awards of Australia

The CMAA Australian Country Music Awards of Australia are owned and managed by the Country Music Association of Australia. See our winners from the Golden Guitars at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.


Queen of Country Music Quest

The Queen of Country Music Quest is one of the longest standing traditions of the Tamworth Country Music Festival established in 1984 by the Tamworth Business Chamber as a promotional event for local business involvement in the annual Festival and aims to find two young women to act as ambassadors for the Tamworth region and the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
The Quest is currently in its best position ever with the community support behind the revival and takeover of the management of the quest by the Tamworth Sister City Committee.

Toyota Country Music Busking Championships

The Toyota Country Music Busking Championships have been designed to celebrate and recognise the talent in Peel Street during the festival. Registered buskers are judged throughout the week with a handful chosen to perform at the Best of the Buskers Concert on the final weekend of the festival.



Toyota Star Maker

Toyota Star Maker is Australia’s premier and most prestigious annual country music talent search. Aspiring artists are invited to compete for the coveted Toyota Star maker title and prize package including a full album deal and the 12 month use of a fully-serviced new Toyota car.
Phone: (02) 6767 5555  Email:

 Coca-Cola Country

 For 40 years Coca-Cola Country has been giving everyone the chance to take to the stage and perform in Tamworth!

 Now you can be performing on the famous Town Hall stage as part of Coca-Cola Country's  CCMA National Talent Quest with categories including, Battle of the Young Stars, Battle of the News Stars, Battle of the Bands, Battle of the Bluegrass or Walk up and sing. Click here for more information to apply


Tamworth Songwriters' Association Annual Awards Presentation and Concert

The Tamworth Songwriters' Association conduct an annual competition for songwriters to test their songwriting skills.
For more information;
Phone: 0409 718 391


Tamworth Singer Songwriter Quest

In keeping with the association’s “First The Song” motto, entrants are required to sing two original songs.
This is a live competition with only one instrument and one vocal allowed.
There are 4 sections Junior/Youth/Adult/Over 50’s, entry is free.
Accepting entrants from October, there are no walk-ups, bookings are essential, limited spots available
For more information email:


Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year

Aristocrat Entertainer of the Year - information and entry forms:

West Tamworth Leagues Club website
Phone: (02) 6765 7588

Tamworth Bush Poetry Competition

Jan Morris
Phone: (02) 6765 9478

Australian Country Music People's Choice Awards

The Australian Country Music People's Choice Awards give "the people" the right to vote and have a say in who they believe is the best.

The 2022 Awards will be announced at a gala presentation in January.

More information on the website.

Hog Star Talent Quest

Are you a Solo / Duo Act? Are you between 12 and 18 years old? Are you ready to kickstart your career? Then the 2022 Hog Star Talent Quest is for you!

More information is available at the website


Something for Everyone