Friday, 4 May 2012


Thousands of young Australians have applied, to live out their dreams and swap their bedroom for the festival main stage.

2010 saw the conception of a revolutionary style of DJ competition.  Unlike anything to come before it, ‘YOUR SHOT’ offered young guys and girls from all over Sydney a shot at the big time - to become DJs, capable of playing at the best clubs and festivals all over Australia and the best part was - no DJ experience was necessary to enter.  Over 4,000 hopefuls applied in less than 2 weeks, with 72 contestants selected for the competition.  They received 6 weeks of full DJ training, and performed their very first set in front of sold out crowds at ‘The Greenwood Hotel.’ The result, one winner taking home a life changing prize, including a set at a major summer festival and so much more.

Now two years on, ‘YOUR SHOT’ has made an undeniable impact on the Australian club and dance scene, with sell out tours across Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane, over 500 contestants, amazing prizes and a long list of winners and past contestants (60%) who have scored residencies and gigs at some of the biggest nightclubs, events and festivals across Australia

In 2012 ‘YOUR SHOT once again heads across the east coast of Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane), and with it comes a prize that is BIGGER and BETTER than ever before!

So if you’re over 18 and want to be Australia’s next big DJ, register now at:
*Registration closes 12pm on Thursday 24th of May 2012


* The founders of ‘Your Shot’ will be available for media interviews.  See below for more info

Watch promo video here for ‘Your Shot’ 2012:

Watch the journey of ‘Your Shot’ (the past 2 years, in 3mins):

Stereosonic, Boost Mobile, Skullcandy, Pioneer, Red Bull, Agwa, Alize, DJ Warehouse, Onelove Recordings, Channel [V] and inthemix present:


Combining all the suburbs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, ‘Your Shot’ will give 72 new contestants from each state the opportunity to get their shot.  Each contestant will receive a 6 week full DJ training course from DJ Warehouse and Spinhouse Academy – and will come together for a jam packed, two day event in each state. ‘YOUR SHOT’ will showcase some of the best headline and resident DJs from Australia, as well as the best in up-and-coming talent.  With around the clock sets from all DJ hopefuls as they compete for the grand title of ‘YOUR SHOT champion, they’ll also be competing for this:

Major prize package:

A DJ set at STEREOSONIC 2012 + VIP Tickets for friends
A DJ set at Paradise Club, Mykonos (plus flights and accommodation)
A DJ set at a major Red Bull event
Pioneer Pro DJ equipment
Skullcandy Prize Pack
Boost Mobile Prize Pack
1 Year Supply of Red Bull
Agwa Prize Pack
Alize Prize Pack
Red Bull Stunt plane ride
Inclusion on the onelove Recordings DJ promo list
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For more info, check out:

About the Founders of ‘Your Shot’

Steve Pillemer: After graduating from Macquarie University with a degree in Marketing, Steve went on to start his very own social photo networking website. After witnessing an overwhelming demand from young guys and girls desperate to become working DJs (but with no known avenues on how to become one), Steve left his business in 2010 (still operating today) with an idea on how to change the industry and thousands of young lives.

Marc Allardice: With over 10 years experience in the hospitality industry, 7 of which he spent as licensee of Sydney’s biggest teen institution - The Greenwood Hotel – Marc knows Gen Y like the back of his bar. In his time as licensee, Marc has helped mentor and develop some of Sydney’s (and now Australia’s) best DJ talent, and together with Steve, helped develop ‘Your Shot’ as a means of giving all those motivated DJ hopefuls who enter his hotel each week (with mix tapes in hand), an opportunity to get their foot in the door.

Sam Koratkov: For over 6 years, Sam has successfully managed some of Australia’s biggest and best clubs, DJ’s, events and festivals.

Upon Reflection

“DJ competitions have always focused on DJs with experience. That leaves out a huge market of young guys and girls - the same people that fill 50,000+ festivals all over Australia - who dream of becoming DJs. ‘Your Shot’ gives them the opportunity to learn the skills and become DJs capable of playing at clubs and festivals all over the country.

In our first year, we were knocked back time and time again by big corporate sponsors who claimed "Aussie kids didn't want to be DJs" and that we'd get no more than 50 registrations in one month. We believed in what we were doing and on a marketing budget of $380, pushed out our first promotion. In less than one week, we'd received over 1,300 applications online.

We've been running ‘Your Shot’ for less than 2 years, but it feels like we've been a part of the industry for years. While it’s amazing to see former contestants - previously without any DJ experience - earning an income and performing all over the country, that's not what really keeps us going. It’s the parents who write to us and tell us that their son or daughter had suffered from depression, or had never left the bedroom and is now happier and more confident than ever.

Unlike singers or dancers born with great voices or co-ordination, many of these kids aren't aware of the talent they have. We're just happy that we can help them realise it.”