The YRock International Music Challenge

The YRock POP Awards are a highlight of the YRock teenage talent development platform and a celebration of a year’s hard work and effort. Teenage musicians from all over Hong Kong are welcome to sign-up and audition for the YRock International Music Challenge held since 2005. The finalists of the 3 Heats from Lantau, Kowloon and HK Island are judged and rewarded separately in bands or as individuals for Personality, Originality and Performance. The YRock POP Award winners from the FInale then have the opportunity to play on the main stage at Picnic in the Park Music and Dance Festival while the runners up perform on the Bayside Stage.

This year we are proud to have AM Capital as Main sponsor for this year’s events together with HKAPA– venues,sound & lighting, Tom Lee Engineering– sound support and POP Award Prizes, PIP – venue sponsor for Heat #2 @ HKICC – stage time at PIP on Nov 8th, Solera – venue sponsor for Heat #3 in DB, Baljit Gidwani event photos and Around DB without whom the event would not be possible.

Justin Sweeting Festival Director from CLOCKENFLAP will join us on the judging panel for the FINALE in HKAPA 25th Oct to chose two of the YRock finalists to perform at this year’s CLOCKENFLAP Music Festival in Nov 2014.

Each year we have had many industry inspired prizes generously sponsored by Tom Lee, Sennheiser, Epiphone, D’Addario, 100 Milligrams and Dee Lee Photo Design

As well as venues sponsored by EDGE, Cyberport, HKRI and DDeck, HKAPA, Solera, and HKICC

YRock POP Award Winners since 2005 for Personality, Original Music and Performance

2005 IMC @ EdgePersonality EMP, Originality Kathryn Price, Performance James Campion (read SCMP article – pdf)

2006 IMC @ EdgePersonality Ghost Souljah, Originality Fiona Mak, Dani & Maren, Performance James Campion

2007 JAM International Music and Dance Festival @ Cyberport
Personality Alex Mikic, Originality Ghost Souljah, Performance Don’t Shoot the Pianist, Vivian Wan

2008 JAM International Music and Dance Festival @ Cyberport
Music AwardsPersonality Ghost Souljah Originality Fatal Opera- Saxyby McAlister Performance Vinyl, Ghost Souljah Best Guitarist Darren Buntin
Dance AwardsPersonality Kadetzen Originality Maren Sigson, Performance Damaged

2011 DDeck Finale in Discovery Bay
Personality Metropolis, Originality Tony Eum, One Day More, Performance Powerpops, Tony Eum

2012 DDeck Finale in Discovery Bay – YRock POP Awards went to:
Personality NickysRapAttic, Originality Ketchup & Mustard Performance Tony Eum

CLOCKENFLAP Choice : Ketchup & Mustard, Jonathan & Denise

Event Promo by Akseli Taimi & Andrew Stephen of SIS TV

Check out last year’s 3 Heats, Finale on DDeck, YRock POP Awards and YRock Performers at Picnic in the Park 2012

2013 DDeck Finale in Main Plaza Discovery Bay – YRock POP Awards went to:
Personality Yasmin & Justin, Originality Ketchup & Mustard Performance Tony Eum

YRock Picks for Siena Stage : Forest People, Elouise McCracken, Hydroscope

CLOCKENFLAP Choices : Hydroscope & Tony Eum

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