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We have created some exciting competitions this year to celebrate the breadth of super-talented people involved in making Oxjam special. And there are some incredible prizes up for grabs!

All competition deadlines have now passed.

Gig Maker of the Year 2013

If you're planning the ultimate Oxjam gig that will boost your local music scene and raise lots of money for Oxfam then we'd love to hear about it.  Enter our Gig Maker of the Year competition for your chance to win this prestigious accolade and a great bundle of prizes.

We're looking for the Gig Maker who goes the extra mile to put on a fantastic gig for Oxjam.  After your gig has taken place, we want to hear about your imaginative fundraising efforts, your contribution to your local music scene and everything that made your gig exceptional.

The competition judge is none other than Melvin Benn from Festival Republic, the UK's leading Festival and Event promoter behind Reading and Leeds Festival and Latitude.

You could win a Marshall Hanwell speaker and a summer's worth of festival tickets plus the amazing Gig Maker of the Year 2013 award.  Runners up will win Spotify Premium subscriptions.

The Oxjam Gig Maker of the Year competition has now closed.  We will contact the winner and announce the winner on our facebook page in December.

Deadline for entries was 17 November 2013

Terms and Conditions Apply.  Please read our Gig Maker of the Year 2013 terms and conditions.

Band of the Year 2013

The Oxjam Band of the Year competition is now closed and we are no longer accepting entries or votes.

The top 5 bands have been selected (based on final standings at 3pm on 8th Nov 2013) and the judges are now picking the winner.

Please check back in early December for the announcement of the winner.

Thanks to everyone for getting involved with Oxjam's Band of the Year competition.


We have a whole band's worth of equipment up for grabs including:

- Gretsch GS2 Drum Kit (Drum kit)

- Fender Standard Telecaster®(Electric guitar)

- Fender Mustang™ IV (Guitar amp)

- Fender Rumble™ 150 Combo (Bass amp)

- Fender Standard Jazz Bass® (Bass guitar) 

- Fender Acoustasonic™ 150 Combo (Acoustic amp)

- Fender Sonoran™ SCE (Acoustic guitar)

The closing date for entries was 8 November 2013 

Terms and Conditions apply, please visit the Facebook Band of the Year app for more details.

Photo of the Year 2013 in association with Panasonic Lumix

All Oxjam organisers, performers, volunteers and gig-goers are invited to enter our Photo of the Year competition. If you can capture the essence of Oxjam in a photo, you could be in with a chance of winning a top of the line Panasonic Lumix GH3 camera with 14-140 lens.

All you need to do is upload your awesome pics to twitter, remembering to include #oxjamphoto. Alternatively, you can post them to the Oxjam Music Festival Facebook wall using #oxjamphoto or email your entry to

The judges will select a shortlist of images which will be available to view on the Oxjam Facebook page between 19 November and 1 December 2013. The image with the most likes at the end of this period will win the prize.

Deadline for entries was 17 November 2013

By submitting images you confirm that you are the copyright holder and creator of the image and that you will be responsible for any claims made by any third party. It is the entrant's responsibility to ensure that all necessary permissions are obtained from any person featured in a photograph. Copyright will remain with the photographer. However by entering this competition the photographer/entrant agrees to Oxfam using the images for possible publication or promotional use. The judges' decision on the shortlist is final.

For further help and information email:

Terms and Conditions apply. Please read our Photo of the Year 2013 terms and conditions.