Triple J's Unearthed High Returns Following 15th Birthday Bash

13 June 2023 | 12:06 pm | Mary Varvaris

Are you a teenage music superstar? You can prove that by participating in triple j's Unearthed High program.

Triple J's Unearthed High

Triple J's Unearthed High (Source: Supplied)

Triple j’s Unearthed High program is back after returning for its 15th birthday bash just last week. If you’re in years 7 to 12 in high school and want to show triple j listeners what you’ve got, you can enter your music up until Monday, 24 July. Applications are now open.

The winner of this year’s triple j Unearthed High program will receive the radio station’s support to record, mix and master Australia’s newest hit. According to a press release, you could even be flown to triple j’s Sydney studios to record, mix and master your music.

Along with the primary prize, the Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative gives First Nations entrants the chance to win a songwriting workshop at their school courtesy of the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.

It’s easy to enter – all you need to do is submit your best track to the triple j Unearthed website by Monday, 24 July.

While you’re there, tick the box that confirms you are an Unearthed High artist. Lastly, make sure you’re frequently listening to triple j and follow triple j Unearthed across socials to be the first to hear any new updates. You can read the Terms and Conditions here.

As triple j reminds us, Unearthed High has provided the steppingstone for numerous Australian music superstars, including The Kid LAROI, Hockey Dad, Montaigne, Ninajirachi and Genesis Owusu, all of whom have been finalists in their respective entry years.

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Meanwhile, Teenage Joans, Gretta Ray, The Rions and Arno Faraji and more have won the competition. Check out video footage of Unearthed surprising last year’s winner JACOTÉNE at her school last year below.


Prize (Unearthed High winner)

  • triple j funding recording of your next single 
  • Mentorship from selected experts in the field
  • One year membership to the Association of Artist Managers for the manager of the winning entrant. (This prize is not transferable where the winner does not have a manager)

Prize (Indigenous Initiative winner):

  • A songwriting workshop at their school by the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.

Information and applications are available via the triple j Unearthed website.