Stand Up Stand Out 2017

Stand Up Stand Out performers

A music and dance competition for youth

Stand Up Stand Out (SUSO) is an annual music and dance competition delivered by Auckland Council as part of a regional arts and culture programme for youth.

The competition attracts entries from across Auckland’s secondary schools.
From RnB, reggae, folk, rock to jazz ballet, contemporary to hip hop,
Stand Up Stand Out is where Auckland’s youth come to shine and vie for more than $6,000 in prizes.

Competition categories include: solo vocal, group vocal, solo instrumental, bands and dance Heats and semi-finals are held at OMAC. Following a selection process judged by a panel of industry professionals, heat qualifiers go through to compete at the competition finals.

Category winners will also have the opportunity to attend a masterclass workshop with one of the SUSO 2017 judges. All original works performed at SUSO 2017 will be considered for inclusion in the SUSO 2017 digital compilation hosted on soundcloud. NZ on Air representatives will be invited to the Finals evening and may select performers for inclusion into their recording and video grant programmes.

Each year, the competition offers a thrilling and exciting showcase that focuses on the energy of live performance but also represents a stunning and positive expression of Auckland youth from all backgrounds.

Music and performing arts students from secondary schools around Auckland are invited to enter into the 2017 competition.

For more information please email OMAC or call (09) 274 6400
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Red Rat People's Choice Award competition

If you post a Facebook video of a friend performing in the SUSO heats, you can both win $700 worth of Red Rat Clothing gift vouchers.

For more information see the Red Rat People's Choice Award event page on Facebook and the competition Terms and Conditions (PDF 277KB).

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