Entering these types of music competitions is generally quite a straightforward process. For instance, for the latest Ministry of Sound contest, all potential winners need to do is purchase the brand Ministry of Sound Annual 2011 - which is no doubt a must have for any established fan of the group. The prize includes two Ministry of Sound T-shirts, Ministry of Sound branded Skullcandy headphones, and two tickets - one for the winner and one for a friend or date - to an as of yet undecided 2011 Ministry of Sound event. Altogether, it's quite the impressive package, and for fans of Ministry of Sound, an opportune chance to win some great merchandise, not to mention a fun filled evening at a great concert by way of a double pass.
Another great competition currently open to the public is the Stereosonic 2010 contest. Again, the rules for entering as a contestant are almost laughably simple - all you need to do is buy a CD, or even just a single track, by either Major Lazer, Calvin Harris, Wiley, Tiesto, or Robyn. The competition, having opened at the tail end of October, will be closing on the twenty first of November, so for eager contestants, it is important to sign up before the month of November is out! Winners receive concert tickets and a free Stereosonic T-shirt.
Yet another contest in the same vein is the Summberbeatz music competition, where the winner gets to receive a double pass to Summerbeatz in the state of his or her choice - presumably the winner's home state - as well as a chance to spend some time with an international music superstar. Contestants enter by purchasing anything by Soulja Boy, Flo Rida, Stan Walker, Jay Sean, or Travie McCoy.
Some contests are hosted by newcomers to the music scene who have previous experience and an established reputation in the broader world of international entertainment. In the past, Erika, the beloved Australian model turned singer, for instance, had opened a contest to celebrate her debut album, which showcases her varied talents as both a singer and a songwriter. This multi-talented star's promotional competition very generously offered a thousand dollars to spend at a Westfield shopping centre, a day during which she agreed to style the lucky winner personally, a night's worth of accommodation in a three star or better hotel in the lovely Australian city of Sydney, and full reimbursement for all travel expenses both to and from Sydney. Additional rewards for runners-up included five signed and block mounted posters of Erika herself.