Win one year of beer in our Needle In The Hay comp, thanks to Young Henrys!

We’ve teamed up with Young Henrys to give the winner of this year’s Needle in the Hay comp a full year of free beer from the Newtown-based brewing legends!

So if you haven’t gotten your application in for our vinyl competition just yet, maybe this will sweeten the deal.

Photo: Dani Hansen

Not only will the winner of Needle in the Hay get their album or EP immortalised in wax, they’ll be taking home a year of beer courtesy of Young Henrys.

What exactly does a year of beer entail? It’s one case per month, delivered anywhere in Australia. And they’re even going to the throw in a few seasonal longies, just in case the tins don’t get you through.

On top of the beer, Grand Prizewinners will receive 250 copies of their album or EP pressed to vinyl by Zenith Records, a high production video recorded at JMC Academy, and five customised Zippo lighters.

Entries close on the 26th of July, so have a read below of how to get your release involved!

The Process

  • Paste the URL for your album or EP (either released or unreleased) to the NitH enter page and pay the $10 entry fee via PayPal – please only submit streamable links (Soundcloud, Bandcamp, or Spotify only), any other submissions may be delayed or voided.
  • The Happy team will listen to every submission and decide on a set of finalists.
  • From the finalists, three guest judges will choose the winner and runners-up.
  • All finalists are eligible to play our Finalists’ Party on September 27th at the Marlborough Hotel in Sydney.

Please note that NitH is open only to Australian or New Zealand artists, either signed or independent. You CAN submit multiple albums and EPs, however, these must be separate entries. Demos are a-ok too!

Enter Needle in the Hay here.